All is in flux...Nothing permanent except change. -Heraclitus
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
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 8: Empathy
Extend your understanding to others
This course is built on the foundation and practice applied throughout the Seven Steps so far. As one begins to see the universal wish for all beings to be happy, the impact and power the individual has as a part of this interconnected dynamic world becomes evident. Here we explore how to maintain this understanding daily in practical ways.
Course 9: Compassion
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 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.