PORT ANGELES, Washington (September 4, 2019) What if compassion meant more than simply showing concern for others? What if it was a cultivated practice that benefited you, your neighbors and society as a whole?
This fall Peninsula College will cohost a Compassionate Integrity Training (CIT) Program each Wednesday night from October 2 to December 11, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse.
The 10 session, science based training was developed by the Center for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics of Life University in Atlanta, GA in partnership with the Charter for Compassion, and will be offered by certified facilitator Kristin-Luana Baumann.
Compassionate Integrity Training cultivates basic human values as skills for the purpose of increasing individual, social and environmental wellbeing. Students will learn to act in accordance with their values in all areas of life- including family, school, work, leisure, and politics.
“Let’s be real: We might be grateful that we got our kids to school in the morning without major outbursts, only to be completely annoyed by our colleagues at work,” Baumann said. “It is hard to be a good person in all areas of our life. This training gives us effective tools to work toward that goal.”
A free, “Introduction to CIT” event will be held September 11, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, in the Carver Room at the Port Angeles Library, located at 2210 S. Peabody Street in Port Angeles. The introduction will focus on the science of compassion and developing some basic skills of self-awareness and self-regulation. Baumann said the training will provide a teaser and overview to the class being offered this fall.
“We are excited about this partnership because is aligns well with PC’s focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion,” PC President Dr. Luke Robins said.
The college’s revised mission, adopted by the Board of Trustees reads:
“Peninsula College educates diverse populations of learners through community-engaged programs and services that advance student equity and success.”
Core themes include, advancing student success, achieving academic excellence, fostering equity and inclusion and strengthening communities.
The fall class will allow up to 20 students and cost $250.
For more information contact Kristin-Luana Baumann at (360) 912-1245 or email@example.com.