Special Events

Fearless Compassionate Care Teacher Training Program

We are no longer taking registrations for this class/event.
Sep 15 (Fri) - Mar 10 (Sat)
7:30 am - 3:00 pm (7 months)
Santa Monica

Seeking a creative solution to the "compassion fatigue" of caregivers of critically and terminally ill people and their families, InsightLA created a daylong retreat for healthcare professionals caring for critically ill and dying patients. Since 2004, the retreats have included introduction to mindfulness and self-compassion meditations, explorations of mortality to transform fears of death, lunch, and self-care activities. The focus of the day is to foster group support and offer methods for renewal and inspiration for work in challenging contexts. The surroundings in nature enhance the teachings of mindfulness and loving awareness that are at the heart of this training.

We're delighted to be offering our second Fearless Compassionate Care (FCC) teacher training program at InsightLA. This program will prepare participants to teach mindfulness skills to promote resilience, equanimity and self-compassion for health care professionals working with critically ill and dying patients. FCC participants will learn to teach the content of Caregiver retreats in hospitals and their communities. Through deeper exploration, FCC trainees will be prepared to educate colleagues, patients and families about the practical applications of mindfulness and being present with suffering, illness, dying and death.

This program will consist of 9 all day meetings once a month, monthly remote small group meetings, regular reading and writing assignments and ongoing mindfulness meditation practice.

Teachers: Trudy Goodman PhD, Suzanne Smith MS, NP, Jack Kornfield PhD, Phillip Moffitt MS, Zoketsu Norman Fischer and Sokaku Kathie Fischer, Gill Cryer MD, PhD, Jaune Evans MA, Albert Grabb MD and others.

September 15th (Friday)
September 16th (Saturday)
October 13 (Friday)
November 17 (Friday)
December 15 (Friday)
January 19 (Friday)
February 9 (Friday)
March 9th (Friday)
March 16 (Friday)
March 17 (Saturday)

$2800 plus a non-refundable $200 application fee. Payment installments are possible.

Please feel free to contact us with further questions.

If you'd like apply for the program, please fill out the application below.
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Location Details:
InsightLA Olympic
1430 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Please note: Parking is metered every day from 9AM - 6PM, except on Sunday.
*This site is equipped with a chair lift for persons with limited mobility.
Contact teacher:
Contact by email (expect responses Monday - Friday, only)
Enrollment Limit:
30 | There are still openings for this program.
Items to Bring:
see above
Contact Information:
We are no longer taking registrations for this class/event.