The Greater Good Science Center & Sounds True Present

The Greater Good Training For Health Professionals

Science-Based Skills for Emotional Resilience and Well-Being

The Greater Good Training For Health Professionals

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Strengthen Your Resilience

This course was designed to reawaken a sense of meaning and purpose for those in the health-care field. Broken into bite-sized micro-learnings consisting of content, exercises, and meditations, it is a complete toolbox to release yourself from the debilitating shackles of stress and burnout.

Counteract Cumulative Stress

When you enroll in The Greater Good Training for Health Professionals: Science-Based Skills for Emotional Resilience and Well-Being, you’ll receive:

Limetime Access

Short, bite-sized learning modules don’t take a lot of time to complete; each features research-based strategies rooted in the latest developments in neurophysiology.

Practical Exercises

Actionable practices you can implement—individually or in teams—help you build your own resilience, and better support and connect with your patients, clients, and colleagues.

Success Stories

Listen to 7 stress-to-success stories from health professionals who’ve experienced results from the course that will inspire you to weave new well-being practices into your life and work.

Bonus Teachings

Enjoy 3 free gifts for experiencing healing, loving connection, deep insight into yourself, and protection from burnout and stress.

Course Curriculum

The Greater Good Training for Health Professionals: Science-Based Skills for Emotional Resilience and Well-Being

Dr. Keltner and Dr. Ekman explain why they created this training and the science it’s based on—and they share the formative experiences that have shaped their approach.
  • Improve your stress response with resiliency skills and tools.
  • Purposefully reframe your thoughts with mindfulness meditations.
  • Set the tone with practical exercises that’ll help you beat burnout.
Acknowledge and understand your emotions so you can be less reactive to challenging situations and respond with greater equanimity and presence of mind.
  • Understand the burnout experience and how to work with it.
  • Experience a meditation to help ground your emotions with sound.
  • Practice skills that bring relief, rejuvenation, and inner peace.
Explore compassion for others and yourself with practices to help you work through feelings of insufficiency or failure at work.
  • Bring compassionate awareness to the difficult experiences you face in health care.
  • Counteract self-criticism by understanding it and replacing it with a kinder response.
  • Discover strategies you can use to overcome emotionally debilitating experiences.
Embrace mindfulness as a building block for handling stress, becoming more aware of our emotions, and building greater resistance.
  • Return your mind back to your body with grounded awareness.
  • Release anxiety and frustration with nonjudgmental acceptance.
  • Amplify your practice with self-compassion and deep insight.
Discover the science of relationships and the importance of cultivating social support through connection, sharing, and kindness.
  • Explore how healthy relationships are fundamental to your well-being.
  • Learn how to foster rapport and trust through social mirroring.
  • Nourish seeds of happiness through conversation and questions.
Develop greater awareness of your emotions to reduce the stressful effects that painful experiences have on our mental and physical health.
  • Investigate what it means to develop emotional awareness.
  • Practice exercises that help reframe experiences of sadness.
  • Enhance your capacity to cope with emotional challenges.
Gain insight into the simple yet powerful practice of gratitude that can enhance feelings of happiness, optimism, and satisfaction with life.
  • Discover how gratitude can enhance your well-being and your relationships.
  • Learn how to overcome burnout and exhaustion by practicing gratitude.
  • Cultivate gratitude and happiness with meditation and reflection.
Explore how showing empathy at work can increase patient satisfaction, improve social interactions, and help you feel more satisfied and less burnt out.
  • Understand affective empathy: your immediate emotional response.
  • Recognize cognitive empathy: your ability to see someone else’s perspective.
  • Tap into the power of empathy to amplify your resilience, rapport, and respect.
Cultivate the positive emotions of awe, flow, and joy so you can heighten your appreciation of everyday experiences.
  • Increase feelings of connection, reduce depression, and improve your physical health.
  • Explore the healing essence of nature and expand your interconnectedness with others.
  • Enjoy a meditation guiding the mind out of stress and into wonder and simplicity.
Explore the practice of forgiveness in interacting and making peace with those who’ve hurt you or contributed to conflict in your life.
  • Understand the physiological and emotional benefits of forgiveness.
  • Gain perspective on negative events of the past that hurt you.
  • Learn tools you can use to transcend feelings of anger and renew calm.
Harness the tools of emotional intelligence to handle the inevitable conflicts that punctuate our work lives in health care.
  • Learn how to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others.
  • Enhance your ability to use this awareness to connect more deeply with others.
  • Explore conflict as an opportunity for constructive change and improvement.
Use the comprehensive insights of this program to cultivate a culture of compassion and connection with your colleagues and patients.
  • Gain tools to help you connect to people in a human and professional way.
  • Learn how to cultivate and sustain compassionate communication at work.
  • Support your learning with practices for gratitude, intention, and inspiration.
  • Q&A #1 with Dacher + Eve: August 2, 2022, from 8–9 pm ET/5–6 pm PT
  • Q&A #2 with Eve: August 23, 2022, from 8–9 pm ET/5–6 pm PT

About Your Teachers

Dacher Keltner, PhD

Dacher Keltner, PhD, is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and the founding director of the university’s Greater Good Science Center. Dacher is the host of the Greater Good Science Center’s award-winning podcast, The Science of Happiness, and is a co-instructor of the GGSC’s popular online course of the same name. He has devoted his career to studying the nature of human goodness and happiness, conducting groundbreaking research on compassion, awe, laughter, and love. He is also the bestselling author of The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence and Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life, and a coeditor of The Compassionate Instinct: The Science of Human Goodness, in addition to more than 100 scientific papers and two bestselling textbooks. An outstanding speaker who has earned many research and teaching awards, his work is featured regularly in major media outlets, including the New York Times, CNN, and NPR, and the Utne Reader has named him as one of 50 visionaries who are changing our world.

Eve Ekman, PhD

Eve Ekman, PhD, MSW, is a senior fellow at the Greater Good Science Center. A skilled speaker, researcher, and group facilitator, with experience working in emergency rooms and other health-care settings, she brings a unique background ideally suited to training individuals and organizations in the science of resilience, compassion, mindfulness, and emotional awareness.

She is a regular practitioner of meditation, yoga, and cold-water surfing, and brings her enthusiasm for living a rich emotional life into her teaching.

Surprising Facts about the Health-Care Industry

A survey published by the Journal of General Internal Medicine shows that a majority of health-care professionals report experiencing depression (38%), anxiety (74%), and thoughts of suicide or self-harm (75%).

Since the onset of the pandemic, health-care employment has dropped by over 524,000 amid the ongoing labor shortage.
Experts say burnout remains the driving force of labor shortages.

When you enroll in The Greater Good Training for Health Professionals: Science-Based Skills for Emotional Resilience and Well-Being, you’ll receive:

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Being With Dying Joan Halifax, PhD (audio download)

This innovative, hands-on approach has taught medical professionals, social workers, clergy, community activists, and spiritual seekers an elegant path for taking the fear out of the dying experience. In gently caring for the dying, we also learn to more wisely care for the living—and for life itself.

The Empathy Effect Helen Riess, MD, with Liz Neporent (audio download)

In The Empathy Effect, Dr. Riess presents a definitive resource on empathy: the science behind how it works, new research on how empathy develops from birth to adulthood, and tools for building your capacity to create authentic emotional connection with others in any situation.

Self-CompassionStep By Step Kristin Neff, PhD (audio download)

With Self-Compassion Step by Step, this groundbreaking researcher reveals the clinically proven power of self-kindness, with practical training for cultivating an enduring and unshakable sense of your fundamental human worthiness.

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Frequently Asked Questions

These teachings offer a range of resources created especially for health professionals facing overcrowded ERs, staffing storages, and ongoing stressors at work.
This microlearning is organized into short, bite-sized learning modules that don’t take a lot of time to complete. All of the training is online inside a member-only site you can access and revisit anytime.
You’ll still get a lot from this training, as this is a unique opportunity to hear how GGSC teachings can be applied directly to work in health professions. It will allow for gaining in-depth instruction from both Dr. Keltner and Dr. Ekman while also learning from several other health professionals facing challenges similar to your own. This carefully curated information covers topics normally broken into several courses—topics such as empathy, self-compassion, mindfulness, and more, all based on science.

Absolutely. You can explore The Greater Good Training for Health Professionals: Science-Based Skills for Emotional Resilience and Well-Being risk-free for an entire year. If this course fails to meet your expectations for any reason, simply contact Sounds True’s customer service for a full refund.

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