About This Course
The world needs healing.
Healing is a critical stage of sustainable, transformative justice work. Yet so often, we feel pressured to rush the process of healing in the name of getting things done or “fixing” what seems to be broken or not working. Or, we totally overlook the process of healing altogether, unaware that healing is not a privilege--it is a necessity for sustainable change.
In this course, we will explore healing as a stance, not as a fixed end goal. Like the concept of resilience, healing involves being able to adapt to our world, to take in new information, to restore, to repair, to reconcile. In its most basic sense, we understand healing to be about restoring relationship--with ourselves, each other, and our world.
We are remarkably resilient, capable of recovering from change and to restore and repair ourselves. Numerous factors support this resiliency: researchers have found that ‘resilient’ individuals are those who: 1) find deep, meaningful connection with others (LOVE); 2) maintain a curiosity about the human condition (SEE); 3) maintain a sense of hope, even in dark times (ENVISION); and 4) maintain a strong moral conviction (ACT). We are committed to helping people deepen these capacities.
In our HEAL course, you will learn learn:
- the science of resilience;
- tools for building, sustaining and repairing relationships;
- practices for engaging generative conflict and repairing interpersonal harm;
- the philosophy and approach of various healing-centered movements;
- practices for optimal healing drawn from diverse traditions;
- the role of imagination and creativity in supporting healing-centered work;
- the importance of hope and risk taking as healing-centered ethics or practices.
Working on this course has served as a source of healing for us. We hope you find similar benefit and inspiration!
Earn CE Credits
7 CE credits are available for this course via R Cassidy Seminars. You can register for CE credits directly at this link: https://www.academeca.com/RCS/
Brooke D. Lavelle, Ph.D., is the Co-Founder and President of the Courage of Care Coalition, a nonprofit dedicated to facilitating personal and social transformation through relational compassion training, anti-oppressive pedagogies and systems and community organizing tools.
Brooke holds a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies and Cognitive Science from Emory University, an M.A. in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism from Columbia University and a B.A. in Religion and Psychology from Barnard College. Her academic work focuses on the diversity of contemplative models for cultivating compassion and mindfulness.
She is a consultant to the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies AMA Project in Potsdam, Germany and is co-developing curricula and pedagogy to support sustainable systemic transformation. She served as a lecturer at San Francisco State University for several years where she taught a contemplative-based course on compassion and social justice. She also served as a consultant to Teacher’s College, Columbia University's new initiative on Spirituality and Education and was the Senior Education Consultant to Mind & Life's Ethics, Education, and Human Development Initiative.Brooke founded a compassion and equity learning community in the Bay Area and was a member of the Initiative for Contemplation, Equity and Action (ICEA). She previously consulted for the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University and the Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) at UC Berkeley.
Through her work at Courage, Brooke regularly leads compassion-based, anti-oppressive trainings and consultations. In addition, Brooke co-developed a relational model for training compassion, called Sustainable Compassion Training (SCT). She is also trained in Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT), Compassionate Mind Training (CMT), and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and has taught and adapted these programs in a variety of educational and clinical settings. Brooke now splits her time between Berlin, Brooklyn and the Bay Area and travels regularly to lead compassion-focused workshops and retreats in the US and abroad.
StartSuggestions for Engaging the Course Material
PreviewBlog: Building Communities of Practice
Preview(Optional) Soundcloud: Courage of Care's Approach to Building a More Compassionate, Just World
StartZoom Information: Next Live Practice Group Begins Wednesday, May 6, 2020
StartTeaching: Love as the engine of healing (20:53)
StartResilience and Relational Compassion Practice (7:59)
StartIntra-Personal Healing Practice: Receiving Care
StartInter-Personal Contemplative Practice: Extending Care
StartCommunity Practice: Mutual Aid Mapping