Empathy as a Superpower

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Rhinebeck, NY

Omega Member Benefits

Omega members enjoy reduced rates on workshops and campus purchases while supporting Omega's work in the world.

member

$360

regular

$400

Housing is limited; please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register. 

Workshop

Empathy as a Superpower

Embrace Your Compassionate Self

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Rhinebeck, NY

Program Tuition

member

$360

regular

$400

Housing is limited; please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register. 

Lift up your compassionate self with author and pastor John Pavlovitz, and avoid being overwhelmed by the pain and injustice of the world.

John Pavlovitz suggests 8 ways that "damn givers" can keep caring and cultivate hope without getting overburdened.

Do you feel other people’s pain deeply? Compassionate people are profoundly affected by the suffering of others, and you may constantly feel a need to help in whatever way you can.

This empathy is a beautiful and invaluable instinct. The world needs people like you.

However, empathy also comes at a cost to your own energy and emotional well-being. When you step into dangerous spaces to work for healing and justice, or to hold others in the depths of difficult emotions, the trauma takes its toll.

Pastor John Pavlovitz, author of Stuff That Needs To Be Said: Essential Words on Life, Death, Faith, Politics, Love, and Giving a Damn, gives you the tools you need to embrace your compassionate self, without hitting a wall with compassion fatigue or damaging your health.

Through guided discussion, journaling, music, encouragement, and reflection, you discover how to:

  • Live an empathy-centered life
  • Nurture and protect your own energy as a compassionate person
  • Avoid becoming consumed by other people's struggles
  • Utilize actionable self-care techniques
  • Access the power of community to encourage and lift you
  • Craft a lifestyle of sustainable activism
  • Know what to do when you’ve exhausted your resources
  • Cultivate hope, even when your inner hope is not reflected in the world around you

You return home with a toolbox filled with practical methods for sustaining yourself, and a sense of confidence and clarity to be the kind of person the world needs right now.

This workshop is open to all, but may be of particular interest to those working in caring professions, including activists, ministers, therapists, parents, and caregivers.

FRIDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
 
Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
 
Workshop
 
SATURDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon
 
Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
 
Workshop
 
SUNDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon
 
Workshop
1:00 p.m.
 
Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

Program Tuition

member

$360

regular

$400

Housing is limited; please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register. 

Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight

Stay With Us


Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, paddling on the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services.

A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute).

Commute

2 nights commuter fee
$110.00

The commuter fee includes lunch and use of amenities and facilities. A list of local hotels and inns is available.


See our Cancellation Policy.

Certificate of Attendance : $25