When you try to separate any single thing,it's hitched to everything else in the universe.-John Muir

  • Course 1: CCC Philosophy

    A Happy Successful, and Meaningful Life through Knowledge, Strength and Compassion

    Creating Compassionate Cultures introduces the philosophical foundation for the entire CCC curriculum and approach to creating a happy, successful and meaningful life through Awakening Knowledge, Strength and Compassion. This course explores the origins and inspiration behind the practice. It uncovers the philosophical roots of our program, provides the parallel discoveries in neuroscience that support our work, and introduces the practical application in a real life setting.

  • Course 2: The Guide

    If you look in my heart you will, see a good thing to be.
    - Brigg, 7 yrs old, Tara Redwood School Student

    This course provides a foundation in supporting teachers and parents as guides for their children through developing awareness of ourselves: our thoughts, attitudes, language, actions, etc. and the impact they have on the child. A critical look at social psychology, human development, psychology, and education, over the past few generations gives participants perspective on where we have been, how far we have come, and which misunderstandings of the past still impact our relationships to ourselves and others today. This course also introduces the neuroscience in relation to our role as guides, as well as an introduction to the pioneers in these fields and how they have informed the CCC curriculum.

  • Course 3: Mindful Intention

    Step One

    What do I really want?

    An in-depth exploration into the dynamic experience of our daily lives and the impact of developing our awareness of what we really want, how we can get it, and the often unconscious psychology and practice that thwarts our efforts.

  • Course 9: Compassion

    Step Seven

    Put your compassion into action!

    This course concludes the Seven Steps and focuses on putting our sense of inspiration and empowerment into positive beneficial action towards oneself and others, while maintaining the rationale and understanding that makes the behavior logical and natural, and sustainable.

  • Course 10: Daily Rituals

    Daily Rituals is geared toward cultivating the essentials for setting up the kind of environment to most conducive to maintaining and supporting the development of the Awakening to Knowledge, Strength and Compassion. DR are practical tools for igniting the heart in the individual and in the classroom community toward the seven steps and their result: compassion. The course describes the fundamentals in the classroom structure, rituals that provide opportunities for individual and group communication, venues for practicing self-regulation techniques, practice in collective responsibility and conflict resolution through fun, beautiful, and lighthearted activities.

  • Course 11: Integrated Curriculum

    This course shows how to integrate the Seven Steps and Daily Rituals into a thematic study in a cohesive and simple way. We will explore general themes such as Mandalas, a theme  extensively integrated at Tara Redwood School, that can be applied to a number of settings, as well as through more specific thematic CCC curriculum developed for classrooms: The Becoming a Good Friend: Going In, Going Out (Preschool), Four Precious Elements (Primary), and Global Citizen Curriculum (Elementary). One does not need to be a teacher of these age groups, or a teacher at all, to get the most out of this course. All the curriculum is malleable and can be adjusted to meet new projects, programs and age groups.

  • Course 12: Portfolio Project

    As part of CCC Certification participants will complete a self-directed research project focusing on applying/integrating the CCC curriculum and approach to a project of interest for the OICCC students. With the guide of a CCC mentor/instructor participants will use the collection of research, and assignments completed throughout the CCC program to inform, support and assess their final project emphasis. All the previous course assignments are designed to prepare participants in their final research project. This course is an exciting opportunity to bring the experience, inspiration and understanding developed through the training to a practical setting, with the support of a mentor and their CCC online community.