Sol Center is proud to support the launch of the Compassionate Integrity Training program in Tucson, in partnership with Teresa Cowan Jones of Sacred Space.
We are especially interested in this program as it speaks to essential questions and challenges we are continually presented with:
- How can I help more effectively?
- How can I apply my values skillfully?
- How can I stay balanced?
- How can I contribute to the greater good?
The Compassionate Integrity Training program is unique in its methodology and scope as it facilitates learning from concept to investigation to embodied practice; and considers personal, relational, and systems perspectives. The intention of the 10 week process is to build capacity for living in accordance with one’s personal values and with a deeper recognition of a global, human ethic.
The program has been collaboratively built upon a broad base of knowledge, including: Conflict Resolution, Contemplative Science, Cognitively-Based Compassion Training, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and the particular works of Daniel Goleman and Peter Senge.
Weekly sessions includes both large and small group discussions, experiential learning activities, reflective writing, mindful dialogue and contemplative practices. There is an extensive course manual and suggested practices each week. Upon completion of this training, there will be an online opportunity for more training for those interested in becoming a program facilitator.
To learn about the program in its entirety, please see: The Center for Compassion, Integrity, and Secular Ethics website
The workshop begins on Monday February 3rd at 6:00 pm and concludes at 8:00 pm, for 10 weeks in total ending April 6th.
Teresa Cowan Jones is a certified facilitator in Compassionate Integrity Training and is a founding and lead coach at the Center for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics at Life University.
Teresa is also an executive and personal coach, an ordained progressive minister in the United Church of Christ, an instructor at the Center for Integrative Medicine, faculty and spiritual director of the Hesychia School for Spiritual Direction, and founder of The Compassion Coalition and the Breakthrough Leadership Institute, a transformational leadership and community development initiative. She also developed and taught university courses in sociology and has twenty years of professional experience in leadership development in both the public and private sectors. As such, she directs its premier program, Sacred Space, a secular and interfaith community that builds skills of compassion through contemplative practices to fuel social justice.
A fellow in the Public Voices Fellowship and Harvard University’s Spiritual Innovator Cohort, she is also author of over one hundred tools for effectiveness. Teresa holds a B.S. in Psychology and a Master of Divinity with highest honors from Vanderbilt University (1996). A professionally trained coach, she has served as coach and faculty of the Center for Progressive Leadership, a national nonpartisan leadership organization developing high-potential political leaders who can affect policy-making.