Transforming Emotional Suffering with RAIN (Home Study) - CE Credit Package


This course is eligible for 4 Home Study CE Credits in Partnership with the Spiritual Competency Academy



**CE Credits only - Course must be purchased separately.**


Self-compassion is the beginning of all emotional and spiritual healing, and compassion for others is the medicine our world needs to move towards harmony and peace.

This program introduces the RAIN meditation, the most powerful practice I know for healing our own hearts and bringing our full loving into the world.

While we each have the capacity for love and compassion, it is by intentional practice that we develop a truly wise and caring heart. Through this course you’ll learn a structured pathway for using the acronym RAIN (Recognize-Allow-Investigate-Nurture). Together, we’ll explore how the RAIN practice can help you and your clients:

• Identify and practice basic components of mindfulness meditation
• Discuss core causes of toxic shame & its effects individually and societally
• Apply the 4-steps of RAIN to emotional difficulty and conflict
• Develop an experiential understanding of sensory based attention
• Employ necessary adaptations for using the RAIN meditation with clients who have experienced trauma.
• Describe common misunderstandings about forgiveness
• Identify the primary challenges to cultivating compassion

As you learn how to use this simple technique to undo emotional tangles, you will begin to experience the healing and spiritual freedom that becomes possible when we contact the vulnerability within ourselves and others, and respond with a loving heart.

The teachings in this course are appropriate for healthcare professionals as well as the general public. Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients.

What is the course format for Transforming Emotional Suffering with RAIN?

This is an on demand, self-paced course. You can start any time and go at your own pace.
The course is comprised of 4 modules with 2 video sessions of 10–35 minutes each (all are closed captioned)
Sessions include guided practices
Practice sessions offered after each module include a guided meditation and journaling exercises.
Bonus materials and resources for further study

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Tara Brach

Tara Brach, Ph.D. is a meditation teacher, psychologist and author of several books including international bestselling Radical Acceptance, Radical Compassion and Trusting the Gold. For over 40 years, Tara has been exploring the interface of Buddhist and Western psychology in addressing the great suffering that arises when we close our hearts to ourselves and others. Tara's weekly podcasts are downloaded more than 3 million times each month. She is founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW) and, along with Jack Kornfield, leads the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program (MMTCP), serving participants from 74 countries around the world.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Getting Started

    • CE Credit Information | Course Review Materials

  • 2

    CE Post Test

    • CE Post Test - Transforming Emotional Suffering with RAIN

  • 3

    Course Assessment & Evaluation

    • Course Assessment & Evaluation - Transforming Emotional Suffering with RAIN

  • 4

    Certificate

    • Download Your Certificate - This Lesson Must be Marked Complete to Receive Your Certificate


Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals:

Continuing Education (CE) credits are mandated by US states and professional organizations for members of certain professions as part of a license or certification renewal process. Most states require continuing education as a means of insuring professionals stay current with the latest practices and research in their field.

The CE Credits offered by the Radical Compassion Institute are available to U.S. customers only.

CE Credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA), which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

LCSW, LPCC, LEP, LMFTs and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association

SCA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. RNs must retain their certificate of attendance for 4 years after the course concludes.

For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact the Radical Compassion Institute help-desk. For questions about CE credits only, contact Spiritual Competency Academy.