AcademicsExtended CampusThe Way Out is Through From Empathy Fatigue to Compassionate Resilience

The Way Out is Through From Empathy Fatigue to Compassionate Resilience

November 8th 2021 // 1 Evening // Live Online

About This Program

Do you ever sacrifice your own well-being to support others? Is it a challenge for you to set and maintain clear yet compassionate boundaries? Does your empathy sometimes feel a bit burdensome? This workshop reviews a number of practical takeaways about compassion from the intersection of cutting-edge science and ancient wisdom traditions, with particular emphasis on how compassion can reduce personal distress, fatigue, and burnout for therapists and healers.

Participants will learn to:

  • Distinguish empathy from compassion, both conceptually and experientially

  • Use simple compassion practices to lessen empathy fatigue and burnout

  • Transform partial forms of compassion into more balanced compassion

  • Blend self-compassion with compassion for others

Through a combination of cutting-edge science, experiential practices, and group activities, attendees will walk away with a new perspective and practical skills for transforming empathy fatigue into compassionate resilience.

Program Format

  • Two-hour, single evening workshop offered live online.

Program Schedule

This course is offered live online. Virtual meeting links will be provided several times prior to the start of class.

Evening Workshop:

Monday | November 8th 2021 | 6:00-8:00pm Mountain Time


Program Cost

General Public Rate: $49

Naropa Faculty, Staff, Alumnx, and Students: $36
Naropa Community: Please reach out to to request a discount code


Jordan Quaglia, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of the Cognitive and Affective Science Laboratory, and Research Director of the Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education at Naropa University. His research, supported by funding from Mind and Life Institute and John Templeton Foundation, has been featured in leading scientific journals and books, and relies on a range of tools, from neuroscientific measures to virtual reality, to study topics such as mindfulness and compassion. For more about Jordan:

Charlotte Z. Rotterdam, MTS, is the Director of Naropa University’s Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education and an Instructor in Naropa’s Core College, Graduate School of Psychology and Graduate Religious Studies Department. Charlotte directs Naropa’s Compassion Initiative and co-developed and co-teaches Naropa’s Mindful Compassion Training. She consults with the University of Colorado’s Institute for Behavioral Science to integrate compassion practices into their RISE (Resilience in Schools and Educators) program. For more about Charlotte:

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