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Compa ssionate Integrit y Tr a ining A S e cu l a r Ethic s Appr oa c h to C ulti vat ing Pe rs on al, S o ci al and E n vir on me n tal F lo u r i shing Three-In-Three Educational Model C ompassionate Integrity Training (CIT) utilizes 3. Engaging in Systems covers how one engages com- a “three-in-three” educational model that passionately and with integrity as a participant in integrates three domains of knowledge and three complex systems. This involves recognizing our levels of understanding. 3 The three domains begin with a interdependence and the interdependence of systems, focus on the self (Self-cultivation), then move to others which can be as small as our family or local community, (Relating to Others), and finally to a systems perspective, or as vast as the world, and developing the skills and meaning the larger networks we exist in. discernment to act effectively for constructive change within those systems. Engaging with compassionate 1. Self-Cultivation covers how one relates to oneself integrity and critical thinking gives us the best and the knowledge and skills related to the inner life chance for achieving positive results that enhance the of the individual. This begins with the ability to self- well-being and flourishing of ourselves and others. regulate one’s body and emotions, and then moves on to include self-compassion and inner qualities like Additionally, each module in CIT is intended to allow courage, fortitude, forbearance and the identification participants to progress through three levels of under- of one’s values. standing. In CIT, it is important that knowledge not 2. Relating to Others covers how one relates to others constructively and in a way that promotes one’s own and others’ well-being. Built on the foundation of self- regulation and restraint from harming others, this involves strengthening the prosocial skills of forgiveness, gratitude, impartiality, empathy and compassion. remain at an intellectual level; to be effective, it must lead to realizations and lasting changes in behavior. Knowledge becomes transformative when it moves from head to heart to hand. The three levels of understanding are: 1. Received Knowledge: This refers to learning new information and developing a clear understanding of Ce n t e r for Compa s sion, I n teg r i t y a nd S e cu l ar E t hics | L ife Uni ve rsi t y | M ar ie t ta, G e or g i a - 5 -