Workshop Series Introduction to compassionate living

From the Charter for Compassion:

“Be kind and you will be well. It has been the cornerstone of Eastern philosophy for centuries. But what if recognizing our shared humanity was more than just a sentimental ideal? What if consciously practicing kindness could change the wiring of your brain and make you live longer? Practicing compassion with intention has a positive physiological effect on the body." And, there is a growing body of research that shows “compassion could be the key to improved health, happiness and longevity.”

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce participants to the concept and practice of compassionate living.

Participants will:

  • explore emerging understandings about the science and benefits of compassion
  • learn about self-compassion and the practice of loving-kindness
  • examine emerging research on "fierce self-compassion"
  • understand how mindfulness, self-acceptance, self-forgiveness, and gratitude are central to compassion
  • learn about the protective nature of compassion, especially when caring for others
  • engage in experiential practices designed to help cultivate a compassionate life
  • receive a Certificate of Completion for attending the full series


This workshop series is offered on a regular, repeating basis in February and October on Wednesday evenings. All session times are Eastern Time Zone, Canada. Please check the time converter for the start time in your location.

Fall 2021 Dates: October 6, 13, 20, 27 and November 3. Winter 2022 Dates: January 26 and February 2, 9, 16, 23

  • Session 1: Introduction & Mindfulness Time: 6:30-9:00 PM
  • Session 2: Compassion & Empathy Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
  • Session 3: Benefits, Barriers & Strategies Time: 6:30-8:30PM
  • Session 4: Self-Compassion Time: 6:30-9:00 PM
  • Session 5: Wrap-up Time: 6:30-8:30 PM


All sessions will be delivered online via the CIINDE learning portal. Click to learn more about CIINDE.


  • Regular price: $250 CAD
  • Payment via Interac (Canada), or Paypal to denise.n.fuhr@gmail.com
  • Credit Card: regular price
  • A 25% non-refundable deposit is required at time of registration.


  • Registration Form
  • Fall registration deadline: September 29, 2021.
  • Winter registration deadline: January 19, 2022



Denise Neumann-Fuhr RN, MA, TCC

A nurse by training, I work with a psychospiritual approach to health and wellbeing. As a nurse educator and Transformational Coach (Certified 2010) my explorations and training span a myriad topic including the expansive realm of Transpersonal Psychology (MA, 2009). Augmenting this is ongoing training in Hakomi - a mindfulness-based method of assisted self-study (2018-present), energy healing (Reiki 2010, Vortex Energy), Compassion Cultivation with the Compassion Institute (2019), Life-Cycle Celebrant Certification, and mindfulness & meditation practices.

Mindful. Compassionate. Healing. is fundamental to my practice and the work of healing and restoring the wounded soul. It is fundamental to the work of MY soul. It defines my approach to life. For more information and credentials, please visit www.deniseneumannfuhr.ca

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