What is Emotional CPR? Emotional CPR (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 Connecting 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. Presently, eCPR is being offered in many countries around the globe, and we currently have approximately 170 eCPR Educators and Trainers located throughout Australia, Canada, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Scotland, Taiwan and USA. This is a highly interactive and participatory training: participants are expected to bring their authentic selves and share something of themselves as well. eCPR is a profound process of reclaiming our Connection (to self and others), embodying emPowerment and ultimately feeling Revitalized. The certification training engages your heart and mind in an experiential and unfolding process that includes embracing mutual support. While the original intent of eCPR was to assist others through crisis (and the training still accomplishes this), with over a decade of providing this training all over the world, the consistent feedback is that it helps us become better listeners and supporters; it changes our perception of not only ourselves but of the world around us; it teaches us how to tap into our well of compassion and enhance all our relationships. Thriving in these times of uncertainty means we need to practice self-care and reclaim our ability to feel connected, empowered and revitalized. Honestly, many of us were pleasantly surprised at how effective eCPR training has been in our new virtual training space; the energy, the safety, the sense of closeness and connection are all there. We invite you to join us on this deepening journey! Those of us with lived experience of severe emotional distress have been well prepared for this global crisis because we have long known that our healing and resilience are enhanced by our connecting at a heart-to-heart level. eCPR certification training helps to alleviate the trauma of isolation and separation by laying a foundation for healing and wellness. 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 email@example.com 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 hours in length. These experiential programs are typically held over 2- or 3-day periods. Two day programs run 7 hours per day, whereas three day programs run 4 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 20 participants per program. During the pandemic, in-person eCPR programs were not permitted, and as such, Emotional CPR (eCPR) programs were being held entirely virtually, using a Zoom platform. Now that the world is slowly reopening, we will gradually phase in more and more in-person programs in the future. Each individual course on the Attend eCPR page will clearly state if the program is being held virtually or on-site at our clients' locations. For all virtual programs, 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).