Compassion Conversation©: Compassion is a lived experience. Each of us is compassionate in unique, personal ways. Join in a lively discussion about how being compassionate creates happier, more joy filled, deeper connections with your self and others. Vanessa shares her metaphor of the bridge, as a template for living a more compassion-filled life by connecting intent and actions mirror. Increase awareness of opportunities to share compassion.

How to Create the Daring Paradigm of Compassion: How do we move through polarization and into authentic compassionate connection? It doesn’t begin “out there” with others. It begins internally with a change in our self — by consciously connecting our intent to our compassionate action. This program is for your IF you want to use the power of your intent and action to create a new paradigm of engaged compassion. Program is based on the book Engaging Compassion Through Intent & Action

Compassion Wisdom of Thomas Merton and Pema Chodron: Compassion is at the heart of Thomas Merton and Pema Chödrön’s writings. For both, self-compassion is the root of compassion for others. Explore three aspects of compassion: the spirit of the heart, to cause no harm; the will of the heart, to alleviate suffering; and the feeling of the heart, to accept life as it is.

Listen with Intent, Respond with Compassion: Intentional dialogue creates a rich, dynamic space of understanding, issue resolution, and trust. Practice full body listening. Become aware of how internal monologue directs the external dialogue. Identify personal life triggers that prevent listening with intent and responding with compassion. Practice increasing awareness of what prevents objective, open minded listening. Discover how to anchor into the conversation in ways that increase understanding.

Practice Self Compassion: Recognize, Reframe, Recharge: Burn out…compassion fatigue — different words, same condition. Moving from compassion-less to compassionate requires awareness. Create a compassion box of practices that minimize the effects of stress. Recognize the triggers that plunge you into fatigue. Reframe your moments into opportunities to recharge. Experience mindfulness techniques and develop a personalized stress reduction practice.

From Intentio to Actio©: Practice the five steps that build the bridge from intent to action: intentio, meditatio, oratio, contemplatio, and actio©. Develop strategies to integrate the contemplative (mindful) experience into your life. Learn to engage moments of informal mindful practice. Explore the practice of engaged contemplative (mindful) living, and experience from intentio to action© in the whole of their life.

Author of Engaging Compassion Through Intent and Action, and A Constellation of Connections: Contemplative Relationships, Vanessa nationally presents programs featuring compassion, mindfulness, contemplative living, and intuitive awareness. She is the innovator-facilitator of both the Compassion Conversation© and Compassion’s Circle©.

Vanessa F. Hurst is an intuitive, mindful coach, author, and compassion consultant. As a mindful coach, she offers Neural Synchrony™ sessions that bridge her intuition with her client’s to resolve current challenges, identify life lessons, and live soul purpose. She has training in medical intuition, Quantum Healing, Healing Touch, and Reiki. She develops and facilitates results-driven resources for identifying compassion competencies, stakeholder/community building, and organizational culture strengthening.  Vanessa brings 22 years of experience intuitively guiding clients in becoming their personal best.