Compassion Cultivation Training Workshop

Compassion Cultivation Training Workshop

DATE:  Monday, May 3, 2021 and every consecutive Monday for 4 weeks, ending May 24, 2021. (Each session is 2 hours, totaling 8 hours over the 4 weeks)
TIME:  9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Pacific)

Only 40 spots available! Register now to claim your spot.

If registration is full, please email to be added to our waitlist.

CPCA and the Compassion Institute (CI) are offering a four-week Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) workshop. Compassion has been shown to improve many dimensions of healthcare, including patient health outcomes, patient satisfaction, clinician well-being, team well-being, and quality and process of care. While compassion is an inherent quality we all have as human beings, it is an orientation and skill that can be cultivated and strengthened so that it becomes the default place from which we approach and respond to any situation. What do we mean by compassion? Compassion is the ability to attend to discomfort and suffering – of myself and others – from a place of more centeredness, clarity, and care, rather than from overwhelm or distress. It includes the capacity to manage stress, calm the nervous system, and process emotions such as anxiety, fear, anger, and grief, and is essential for sustainable resilience. While personal resilience is just one piece of a healthy workplace, it is essential. Cultivating the skills to show up as our best selves equips individuals to take care of themselves, particularly during the pandemic, and respond to challenging situations with more inner resources, clarity, and skillfulness.

“I’ve been participating in a lot of trauma, resilience, and compassion seminars lately, but this particular one really did help me grasp concepts about self-compassion that I’ve struggled with for years.” – Leevi Camus, Clinic Director APLA Health

“I’ve been doing this kind of training and practice for years, and this was the best. My favorite. No baloney.” - Mark Ishaug, CEO Thresholds

The Compassion Institute (CI) is a global advocate for compassion education, programs, and research. Originating from Stanford University School of Medicine Neurosciences Institute, CI’s programs are developed by thought leaders and experts in compassion science and education, contemplative science, psychology, healthcare, and social sciences

AffinityCE will provide eight (8) CME/CE accreditation for the following professions:

   -  Physicians Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
   -  Physician Assistants (ACCME) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
   -  Nurses American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
   -  Nurse Practitioners Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
   -  Psychologists American Psychological Association (APA)
   -  Physical Therapists (ACCME) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
   -  General Participation Certificate Provided to other attendees not included above.

Andy Helgesen, Resilience Education Program Manager, Stanford Children's Health.
Clinical background includes 6 years as an RN in the Pediatric ICU, and 4 years as a Pediatric ICU Nurse Educator. He is a HeartMath trainer, a Caritas Coach, and a certified Compassion Cultivation Teacher.

Jane Chun, PhD, Program Director of Specialized Programs, Compassion Institute.
Jane has worked in humanitarian and international development organizations such as UNICEF, UNDP, IOM, and Search for Common Ground, serving populations affected by war, forced displacement, climate change, among other issues. At CI, she is dedicated to supporting the well-being of those serving the public and underserved, primarily in healthcare. Jane is a certified Compassion Cultivation Teacher.


  • CPCA Member: $300
  • Non Member Health Centers: $300
  • Associates: $350
  • Non Members/Non Health Centers: $400

Training Fees Update
Last year, in recognition of the tremendous financial stress members were facing and to ensure that important and timely information could be accessed with no barriers, CPCA elected to waive training fees for the entire membership year (April 1,2020- March 31, 2021) and offer all training at no cost. As we continue to work in this pandemic environment to provide members the support they need, we must also plan for the future while supporting community health centers in improving the health status of their communities through advocacy, education, and services. Which is why the Board of Directors approved a budget in February that reflects a reinstatement of training fees effective for trainings taking place on or after April 1, 2021. If you have any questions or concerns about this change, please email us at 

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The information on this session is intended only to provide a general overview of the topics addressed.  This session is not intended to provide legal advice or substitute for the guidance, counsel or advice of legal counsel on any matters particular to a specific primary care clinic.

5/3/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Online Hosted By: Compassion Institute Contact Tori Sarris For More Details: Tori@compassioninstitute.Com

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