Hosted by Healing the Heart of America
Facilitated by Pam Lewis and Anita Long
Developed by Life University in Atlanta, Compassionate Integrity Training cultivates human values as skills for the purpose of increasing individual, social and environmental flourishing. It focuses on and builds toward compassionate integrity: the ability to live one’s life in accordance with one’s values with a recognition of common humanity, our basic orientation to kindness and reciprocity.
CIT is based on cutting-edge developments in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, trauma-informed care, peace and conflict studies and contemplative science. It is being used to train self-compassion, compassion for others and building compassionate systems to community leaders, peace builders, incarcerated individuals, at risk youth, and in homeless shelters and substance abuse facilities.
The complete CIT course is 10 weeks long and 20 hours in length as generally presented. In this introductory overview, Pam and Anita will present the foundational concepts and 10 skills of CIT and will offer a close-up look at Skill #1, Calming the Body and Mind.
Cost: $20 donation
ABOUT PAM LEWIS, Ph.D.:
Pam is President of the Compassionate Houston board and a board member of Insight Meditation Houston. She has a Master’s (Counseling Psychology) from Texas Tech University and a PH.D (Behavioral Sciences) from the UT School of Public Health. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC, Texas) and worked many years as a rehabilitation consultant. She completed basic CIT in June 2018 and CIT Facilitator Level 1 Training in January 2019.
ABOUT ANITA LONG:
Anita is a board member with Compassionate Houston. She is a filmmaker, educator and the owner of Long Films Studio. Her educational focus involves training youth in filmmaking geared toward socially responsible/ compassion-oriented content. For the past five years, her students’ films have been presented annually at the River Oaks Theater. Anita completed basic CIT in June 2018 and is in the process of completing CIT Facilitator I Training.