Is Empathy The Answer? A Day-Long Virtual Retreat

Do you feel like the world is a dumpster fire?

Learn how to build your own fire extinguisher so that you can feel more in control - mentally, physically, and emotionally!

join us for a virtual retreat!

september 23, 2022

online via zoom!


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Is Empathy the Answer? A Day-Long Virtual Retreat Offering the Antidote to Worry, Exhaustion, Fear, and Disconnection at Work and at Home

if you're feeling ...

Angry at the state of the world
Tired of things not working the way you thought they would
Scared to talk about diversity

Nervous about using evolving language

Or unsure how to ask hard questions without offending people

we can help ... 

We're social scientists who teach a framework that can help you see the world in a way that allows you to understand yourself and others better.

Through this framework you will feel more in control of how you relate to others, better equipped to handle discord, and better able to help the people around you [parents, children, employees] feel less disconnected and more valued.

at our upcoming day-long retreat you'll learn to:

  • Better manage your anxiety
  • Develop tools to manage how you react to life
  • Feel more equipped to productively co-exist with others
  • Improve the quality of your relationships - at home and at the office
  • Help your colleagues feel more connected to each other and more invested in your work together
  • Make holidays, family gatherings, or large events easier to enjoy (or survive)
  • Ask for what you need without being a jerk about it (or feeling guilty about it)
  • Exhibit more command over your reactions and how you think about other people

are you ready to start putting

out fires and feel more in control?

Join us at the virtual retreat! 

what will you experience on the day?

Diverse Learning Formats and styles

One of our business mottos is 'different people are different.' This is especially true for learning styles, so we cover all the bases. 

different voices and perspectives

We know people - talented people who want to serve! You won't just get our expertise, you'll get theirs too!

Actual Practical Applications

We're driven by the need to provide practical advice and support. All our content is based on the latest research but grounded in pragmatism. 

what's the schedule?

10am to 12pm EST

Session I: Assembling Your Fire Extinguisher - What is empathy and why is it important? with The Good Doctors 

12pm to 1pm EST

Lunch Break or Conversation with Tricia Brouk and Dr. Kristen about her experiences as a 4x TEDx speaker

1pm to 2pm EST

Session II: Yes AND. Unconditional Empathy in a Conditional World with Amelia Randolph Campbell 

2pm to 4pm EST

Session III: Using Your Fire Extinguisher - Questions, Answers, and Practical Applications with The Good Doctors 

meet your fabulous educators

Dr. Kristen Donnelly


about dr. kristen

Kristen Donnelly (MSW, M.Div, PhD) is a 4-time TEDx speaker, international empathy educator, and researcher with two decades of experience in helping people understand the beauty in difference, and the power in inclusivity. She is one of The Good Doctors of Abbey Research, COO of their parent company, and an unapologetic nerd for stories of change. Kristen lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband, where they are surrounded by piles of books and several video game consoles.

Dr. Erin Hinson

Vice President

about dr. erin

Erin Hinson (MA, PhD) is a researcher, educator, and tea enthusiast with over a decade of experience in cultivating curiosity in herself and others. As one of The Good Doctors of Abbey Research, Erin advocates for inclusion, equity, and understanding through conversation. She lives in Pittsburgh with her mother, cat, and international gin collection.

plus we'll be joined by special guests throughout the day!

what is your investment?

We are educators at heart and are motivated by making these complex issues as accessible as possible. 

regular price

We promise you'll get a lot of bang for your buck!

Investing in your empathy practice today will pay off for years to come!



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