Join us for our latest offering supporting police family wellbeing. Life is better when we do it with others. A sense of community and connection multiplies our joys and divides our sorrows. So, let’s strengthen our police family community!
This 2-part series is designed to bring our community together and help you create a network that supports you. In this spirit, you are invited to bring along a friend, or family member like a parent, sibling, or cousin. They don’t need to be connected to the police community other than through you.
Community is about relationships, and we know that one of the greatest ways to build and strengthen relationships is through getting to know one another and reaching out in a meaningful way. Our exploration of this process will be guided by Daranne Harris, a compassion scientist who researches and teaches about compassion. She’ll guide you through creating your own Circles of Compassion.
This isn’t another course - Daranne and the Beyond the Blue executive have created a beautiful getaway in the city – a lovely space, time for conversation, good food, and swag! Think of it as a gift to yourself.
When: Saturdays, January 20 & 27, 2024 from 1:00-5:00 pm
You’ll want to join us for both parts of the series
Where: we are in the process of finalizing a location in north Calgary – easy access with good parking
Feel free to reach out to the program facilitator, Daranne Harris, if you have any questions - firstname.lastname@example.org
“It has changed how I perceive difficult people.”
While everyone will have their unique experience, research shows increasing compassion can lead to:
Openness to Receiving
Meet your facilitator, Daranne Harris.
I’ve both seen and experienced moments of great compassion and, sadly, times when compassion was palpably absent. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about compassion as a shared human value. However, thinking wasn’t enough. I needed to do something.
I’m the kind of person who prefers a hands-on approach. I’d rather be in the action than looking on. And so, I resigned my executive role in healthcare to pursue doctoral studies in healthcare at the University of Calgary. Research and knowledge translation are my avenue for better understanding the how and why of compassion in various contexts and helping others catalyze compassion in their lives, organizations, communities, and our world.
I’m honoured to be among a growing community of compassion researchers. My research has specifically focused on growing people’s capacity for compassion even in the face of difficult circumstances, specifically among healthcare providers and public safety personnel. In partnership with organizations like Beyond the Blue, I am committed to bringing research into practice to transform the suffering and challenges that are part of our human experience. Together, we ease individual suffering. We bridge divides. We build community.
I look forward to this journey with you.