Emotional Intelligence and Compassion Workshop


The Emotional Intelligence and Compassion online workshop will help you to understand stress responses, selfcare in real-time, relationships to physical body and brain, and the origin of emotions.

This workshop has been approved for CPD hours. The workshop runs online for 3 hours and 15 minutes.


Workshop fee
Emotional Intelligence and Compassion Workshop
$450 inc GST
Payable when registration confirmed

Learning objectives

recognise the need to improve your own emotional literacy

experience some tools to help you understand your own emotions so you can utilise them intelligently

consider the impact of emotional burden on your performance and wellbeing

learn the difference between empathy and compassion

understand the origins of empathic distress and empathy fatigue

learn how to cultivate compassion for sustained wellbeing

Program outline


Introduction and key concepts

What happens to us under stress?

What is self care in real time?

Origin of emotions: relationship to physical body and brain

Emotions can be generated or ameliorated by narrative and compassion


Impact of stress and emotional labour

Perception, control / influence, narrative, sleep, ‘name it to tame it’


Emotional literacy and emotional intelligence

Emotions’ spectrum activity; learning about emotion intensity


Difference between empathy (burnout risk) and compassion (restorative potential)

Empathy: understanding, labour intense, pain networks

Compassion: action, empowered, reward networks, sustainable


How do we cultivate and grow emotional literacy, emotional intelligence and compassion? Why would we want to?



Toolkit: what can you start doing today, what do you need to embed?

Dates and registration

The Emotional Intelligence and Compassion workshop is being delivered in collaboration with a highly regarded external provider.

Based on positive feedback from a number of pilot sessions in 2021 and 2022, the College has organised an upcoming workshop for the following date:

Monday 12 August 2024, 1.30pm–4.45pm AEST (ONLINE)

Participant feedback

Based on our pilot sessions, 96% of attendees agreed or strongly agreed that the workshop was practical and relevant to their work as an O&G clinician.

Here’s what previous participants have said about the workshop:

Very good workshop, relevant to all levels of RANZCOG members.”

I think that the workshop was well conducted and that the platform of Zoom was successful. The facilitator was EXCELLENT.”

I thought the facilitator was excellent. I liked the breakout rooms. I would definitely recommend it be held in the future.”


For more information, please contact:

Email: educationprograms@ranzcog.edu.au

21 March 2024