Emotional CPR

Emotional CPR (eCPR) is an evidence-based public health education program that teaches people to assist others through an emotional crisis. eCPR is based on transparent principles of deep listening and interacting in a respectful manner. eCPR practitioners believe that those grappling with emotional crises or distress do the best they can to communicate their sentiments and seek support, understanding, and compassion. eCPR approach recognizes that these individuals are striving to navigate experiences that surpass their current capacity to cope with timely support for someone in emotional turmoil, we enhance the likelihood of their complete and swift return to active participation within the community.

Essentially, eCPR training equips individuals with the necessary skills to bridge the gap between those in distress and the larger community, ensuring the preservation of crucial roles and facilitating a rapid reintegration of the individual in crisis into the rhythm of everyday life. eCPR methodology is all-encompassing, deeply empathetic, and firmly rooted in the proactive knowledge that by assisting someone in a compassionate and empowering manner we can aid others in their emotional recovery.

eCPR involves three simple processes: C = Connecting, P = emPowering, and R = Revitalizing.

The Connecting process involves deepening listening skills including listening with our eyes, ears, and heart to open communication, feel the person’s presence and create a sense of safety for the person experiencing a crisis.

The emPowering process involves supporting people to feel their passion, purpose, and power and to accept the uncertainty of not knowing what is best, but open to collaborative exploration.

In the Revitalization process, we explore our vital center – our truth and our genuine voice, and our authentic self which leads to a renewed sense of meaning, purpose, and belonging.

Emotional CPR (eCPR) practitioner training

The skills of eCPR can be used by anyone, in any setting in which the person can communicate freely enough to make a connection. eCPR practitioner training equips individuals with the needed tools and skills to assist others through an emotional crisis and enhance the likelihood of their complete and swift return to active participation within the community. The training abounds real-life instances illustrating the embodiment of eCPR principles, step-by-step guidelines for interactive scenarios, and various interactive activities. It caters to individuals from diverse backgrounds who may encounter individuals undergoing emotional turmoil – including law enforcement personnel, mental health peers, healthcare practitioners, family members, and more. eCPR training takes two forms – in-person training and virtual training.

In-person eCPR practitioner training is a 2-day process that provides participants with a foundation for the essential elements of effectively supporting someone through an emotional crisis and into healing. If you would like us to provide the training in person to your organization, company, or institution, email: admin@mindfulafrican.org

Virtual eCPR Practitioner training is 15 hours typically delivered over 3-5 days depending on the desire of the organization. The training cost is KES 15,000 per person. This cost includes, in addition to the training, the eCPR Resource Book.

Emotional CPR (eCPR) Participant Workbook

The eCPR Resource Book provides eCPR certification training participants with an explanation of the values of eCPR, the features of dialogue, and the primary components of eCPR. Additional sections of the book encompass strategies for personal readiness in administering eCPR and practical suggestions for self-nurturance. The Resource Book Cost KES 2500.

eCPR Documentation
  1. How Emotional CPR Can Help Persons “Be The Person They Were Born To Be” – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lvCqSOi-C_pAapIBJ4IuRFh740CzOqeS/view?usp=sharing
  2. Feasibility and Preliminary Effectiveness of a Peer-Developed and Virtually Delivered Community Mental Health Training Program (Emotional CPR): Pre-Post Study – https://jopm.jmir.org/2021/1/e25867
  3. (Emotional CPR): Pre-Post Study – https://jopm.jmir.org/2021/1/e25867