Résilience – Alliance Altruiste

Designed on the basis of action, commitment, and altruism, Karuna-Shechen is launching its new program, Resilience – Altruistic Alliance.

Targeted to  non-profit organizations, this program allows individuals to cultivate their altruistic potential in order to find a balance between taking care of oneself and taking care of others. It strengthens the resilience of organizations and their members through daily actions.

55% of healthcare professionals report experiencing one or more episodes of burnout regardless of their self-care coping practices.

Resilience and altruism in action

Practical tools and strategies to develop an individual’s capacity to act with integrity and find balance between self-care and caring for others.

Our belief is that the resilience of organizations will come from the altruistic actions of their members. Participants are invited to participate within their organization.

A pedagogical innovation

Supported by Le Fonds Nouveau Monde, this program is based on behavioral and contemplative sciences, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) methods, dialogue circle practices, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

  • Being altruistic is being present for others, and for that, one must already be present with oneself and one’s body. The tool of the session is Presence.
  • Being altruistic is above all being kind to oneself. The tool is Self-compassion.
  • Being altruistic is being honest with oneself and authentic with others. The tool is Courage.
  • Being altruistic is cultivating compassion and acting for all beings. The tool is Open-heartedness.
  • Being altruistic is engaging with creativity and joy. The tool is Empowerment.
  • Being altruistic is to be inspired, to train oneself, and to commit. The tool is the “Altruistic Anonymous” Circle of Speech.

The program is structured into six weekly sessions, each lasting two hours. Sessions take the form of dialogue circles, creating a sincere and caring space where participants can reconnect with their bodies, welcome their emotions, communicate authentically, and engage appropriately.

Our intervention method

Our method is based on  identifying the Smallest Possible Steps that each individual can take during and after the sessions and encouraging them to apply these steps in their daily life. We encourage a broad and organic deployment of these tools within organizations with active participant contribution and internal instructor training.

Franck Blot 

Director of Advocacy and Instructor in Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness

Antoine Drouillard

Resilience Program Officer

The members of Résilience team are at your disposal to answer all your questions.

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