Compassionate Innovation Workshop with Pracademy

Dato & tid
06.02.2018 09:00 — 06.02.2018 16:00

Olga Lehmann & Fede Lozano

Optional (donation-based)

Sted: Bergen (place will be announced)

Are you a healthcare provider, social worker, or social innovator who wants to make a difference in the lives of your patients or users?

Publisert 15.12.2017

Do you at times find it difficult to empathize with your users' ills without becoming emotionally overwhelmed or even burnt out?

In this workshop, you will learn highly practical tools to not only avoid empathy fatigue but to also become empowered to create innovative services and programs that radically improve the circumstances of your stakeholders—regardless of how difficult their situation might be. 

In a hands-on, engaging, and safe environment, we will explore creative processes like design thinking and social innovation, along with contemplative practices such as mindfulness, compassion, and lovingkindness meditation.

All of our contemplative methods have been rigorously researched through neuroscience and have been proven to help you empathize and gain deep compassion for people’s suffering, all while retaining important doses of inner strength, empowerment, and equanimity.

Fees: This event is organized on a donation basis—you can make an online donation for the amount of your choosing, once the workshop is over. The proceeds will be used solely for the development and delivery of further programs related to Compassionate Innovation.

What is Compassionate Innovation?

Compassionate Innovation — currently being developed in-house by Pracademy—is a holistic merger of design thinking, compassion studies, and mindfulness practices. It focuses on identifying situations where humans suffer, and helps health- and social-service providers, and all kinds of social innovators, become creatively empowered to alleviate that suffering—by design.

Watch BJ Miller, executive director of San Francisco's Zen Hospice Project, speak powerfully about the potential of designing compassionately for the process of death.


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