ADVENTURES IN CARING
FOUNDATION

Teaching the Art and Practice of
Communicating With Compassion since 1984

Yes, compassion can be taught—as a skill that enables healing.

PROFESSIONALS on the front lines of health care gain tools to guard against burnout, build resilience, and sustain compassion.

STUDENTS who will become our future doctors, nurses and allied health professionals learn and practice the art of treating patients with compassion.

ELDERS who are chronically ill and facing the end of life alone benefit from a compassionate friend with the ability to listen from the heart, reduce distress and restore well-being.

How Do We Teach Compassion?

We Offer Powerful Tools for Health Care Professionals, Family Caregivers, and Student Volunteers.

Professionals

Compassion is the wow factor in health care. Yet, how to teach compassion has remained a mystery to most organizations. Adventures in Caring has solved this problem by making compassion visible – with unscripted examples captured live on video. Discover four core competencies that give patients the experience of compassion and create a training methodology that everyone can use to improve their ability to communicate and sustain compassion—even in difficult circumstances.
Our programs have proven successful for over thirty-five years!

Community

Gifted caregivers do something more than give assistance and information—they bring the healing presence of compassion to those who are suffering. You can cultivate this capacity for compassion in your group with two DVD-based programs that inspire, inform, and lead to greater well-being for caregiver and care-receiver alike. These programs have been used in more than 5,000 faith and volunteer-based organizations.

Students

For undergraduate students who are pursuing careers in the health professions. This is a one-year service-learning internship in relationship-centered care. In-depth training, weekly visits with the sick and injured, regular reflection, and year-round coaching develop the advanced listening skills, emotional maturity, and compassion so vital to healing. Such competencies in the art of connecting with those in pain, reduce distress, relieve social isolation, and restore well-being to hundreds of frail elderly patients in local skilled nursing, assisted living, and memory care units.

 

Oxygen for Caregivers
Your Toolkit to Guard Against Burnout,
Build Resilience, and Sustain Compassion

This course is for everyone on the front lines of health care:
nurses, physicians and allied health professionals—including first responders—everyone who witnesses
human suffering first-hand on a regular basis.

This unique, eight-hour, self-paced course, is the result of 35 years of pioneering work in the art and practice of
communicating compassion to the sick, injured, and dying—at a standard that restores well-being.
The focus of this course is on improving the well-being of the caregiver. It develops abilities that continually build your
well-being and capacity for compassion over the length of your career.

There is no quick fix, but there is a long term solution.