What is Emotional CPR?

Emotional CPR (eCPR) is an educational program designed to teach people to assist others through an emotional crisis in three steps:

C = Connecting
P = emPowering, and 
R = Revitalizing. 

The Connecting process of eCPR involves deepening listening skills, practicing presence, and creating a sense of safety for the person experiencing a crisis. The emPowering process helps people better understand how to feel empowered themselves as well as to assist others to feel more hopeful and engaged in life. In the Revitalizing process, people re-engage in relationships with their loved ones or their support system, and they resume or begin routines that support health and wellness which reinforces the person’s sense of mastery and accomplishment, further energizing the healing process.

eCPR was deisngned with input from people with lived experience in the mental health system. Rather than seeking to diagnose or “fix” people, eCPR meets people where they are, calling upon the inner wisdom deep within each of us that knows what we need.

You can read more about eCPR here.

As an eCPR educator, I love introducing people to this life-connecting program and can connect you to training for you or your organization.

If you’d like to talk about eCPR, Contact Me!

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