Community Inspiration

Welcome to the human side of healing

Caring for others consistently, as a volunteer, friend or family member, is a challenge few are prepared for—physically, mentally or emotionally. Knowing what to say to people who are ill or injured is not a subject you’re likely to learn in school.

If you are looking for resources to improve communication—with those in your care or among your team of caregivers—you’re in the right place.

We teach the art of connecting with people who are suffering (including yourself). It is an art used by gifted healers to communicate something more than information and to build a healing partnership. It is a gift everyone can give. We have simply taken the mystery out of learning and teaching this art.

“I applaud your efforts to teach volunteers how to interact with people who are suffering… I did view the video and the program is obviously a labor of love on your part… I am sharing your work with my staff, especially those involved in finding ways for young people to serve their community and fellow citizens.”

Colin L. Powell, General, U.S. Army
Chairman, America’s Promise

Simon Fox speaks to instructors about Compassion Fatigue and the in-person Oxygen for Caregivers program

Karen Fox introduces the
Communicating with Compassion video

The Communication Secrets of Gifted Healers
distilled into four core principles

We made these four principles visible, practical and teachable, and continually refined them for 40 years to produce an award-winning gold standard.

Now, anyone can learn how to relate and communicate with a precision that restores well-being—in both the care giver and the care receiver.

Any instructor or team leader now has the tools to teach the very thing so many have considered unteachable: how to communicate the invisible essence of compassion.

The Cultivating Compassion series is a powerful tool to build a culture of compassion and well-being. Each module can be a stand-alone training session or, when combined, the three DVD-based modules become a transformative course that produces lasting behavioral changes—improving the ability to relate to those who are suffering (including yourself).

Both caregivers and patients thrive when communicating with compassion. Here are programs to build the skills that consistently produce the profoundly meaningful experience of compassion, even under difficult circumstances, while sustaining the caregiver’s capacity to care year after year.