Special Events

Fearless Compassionate Care Teacher Training Program

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. Drawing on a variety of respected contemporary sources this program of contemplative Mindfulness was developed for use in a one-day format. Since 2004, the retreat format has included experiential exercises, introduction to meditation techniques and relaxation, group support, lunch, and self-care activities engaging participants in a process of transforming their experience of death. The unique surroundings emphasize the non-threatening, safe aspect of Mindfulness, the core of the training.

Insight LA is offering a Fearless Compassionate Care (FCC) teacher training program. 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 explore the content of Caregiver retreats as well as how to lead retreats in hospitals and 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 Kornfield PhD, Jack Kornfield PhD, Zoketsu Norman Fischer and Sokaku Kathie Fischer, Jaune Evans MA, Phillip Moffitt MS, Albert Grabb MD, Suzanne Smith, MS, NP and others.

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

$2300 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
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