What is eCPR?
eCPR is a trauma-informed public health education program designed to teach people to assist others through an emotional crisis by three simple steps:
C = Connecting
The Connection process of eCPR involves deepening listening skills, practicing presence, and creating a sense of safety for the person experiencing a crisis.
P = emPowering
The empowering process helps people to uncover the deep wisdom of their emotions and to learn mastery over their feelings, as well as to assist others to feel more hopeful and engaged in life.
R = Revitalizing
In the Revitalizing process, people re-engage in relationships with their loved ones or their support systems, and they discover or resume roles, relationships, and community connections that support health and wellness. These routines reinforce the person's sense of mastery and accomplishment, further energizing their healing process.
Goal of Emotional CPR
Emotional CPR (eCPR) is designed to train people to assist others through emotional crisis and to make this practice accessible to people around the world.
Emotional CPR (eCPR)
eCPR is based on the principles of trauma-informed care, counselling after disasters, suicide prevention, cultural attunement, emotional intelligence, and peer support to avoid continuing emotional despair. This program was developed in USA, with input from a diverse group of recognized leaders who themselves have learned first-hand how to recover and grow from emotional crises. Currently eCPR is being offered in 17 countries world-wide, including Canada.
For further information, to schedule an introductory presentation, to attend a public practitioner certification training program in eCPR, or to host an eCPR program for your staff, clients or community, or if you are interested in learning more about becoming an Educator or Trainer for the Emotional CPR Practitioner Certification Training Program, email Behaviour Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can reach us directly at 1-613-530-6270. (Calls from outside Canada may use WhatsApp)
Emotional CPR (eCPR) is an internationally recognized practitioner certification program. eCPR programs are typically 12- 15 hours in length. These experiential programs are typically held over 2- or 3-day periods. Two day programs run 6 - 7.5 hours per day, whereas three day programs run 4 - 5 hours per day. Each program is facilitated by one trainer and one educator as well as two (or more) apprentice educators.
There is a maximum of 23 participants per program. During the pandemic, in-person eCPR programs are not permitted, and as such, Emotional CPR (eCPR) is being held entirely virtually, using a Zoom platform. As such, each participant will require adequate internet access, a private, quiet space, and a dedicated laptop or desktop computer with a working webcam and microphone in order to participate in this interactive program. An eCPR e-certificate of practitioner certification will be provided to all participants who complete a minimum of 12 hours of the training.
Each participant will be provided with an eCPR Participant Resource Manual (Digital Copy) upon successful completion of the program. Hard copies of this resource manual can be purchased below (See BOOKS section).