Events and Master Classes

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for women

an empowering event designed to equip women with the tools, strategies, and inspiration to thrive in today’s rapidly changing world.

1-Day Workshop
For Women

Innovate-Her: Modern Mental Wellness Join us for a transformative experience where you'll discover innovative solutions to navigate challenges, seize opportunities, and make your mark in both personal and professional spheres.

Master series

Blending the neuroscience of compassion with neuropsychology for personal and professional ascent. 

Master Class

Master Class
4 Week Series

What do we do when our best methods to help our depression, anxiety, shame, guilt, regret, fear, anger, and trauma fall short? How do we help a loved one who is struggling with similar issues, start to feel better? 

There is hope! Each one of us is already hardwired for the solution. It’s time to learn the neuroscience of compassion and start activating this superpower in your life.

Ascendancy Workshop starting April 2024


What you'll learn

- Shift your perspective on compassion: from thinking it is only a religious or moral action to an ongoing neurological function in your brain.
- Learn strategies to assist others who are emotionally drained.
- Explore the distinction between the structure and function of self for enhanced mental and emotional well-being.
- Dive into scientific data on the neurobiology of compassion.
- Utilize proven applications to alleviate feelings of depression and anxiety.
- Unearth connections between compassion and lasting resolution of past trauma.
- Introduce lifestyle adjustments activating compassion and its benefits for yourself and your family.

Change your anything.

The deep hardwired realities of compassion are within each of us. Come and learn how to activiate this superpower in your life. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding the neuroscience of compassion enhances emotional intelligence by offering insights into the brain’s mechanisms. This knowledge improves empathy, stress regulation, and emotional understanding. By recognizing the role of mirror neurons and the impact of compassionate behaviors on neuroplasticity, individuals can actively cultivate emotional intelligence. The connection between brain function and compassion provides practical strategies for regulating emotions, contributing to a more compassionate and resilient mindset.

Compassion profoundly shapes relationships by fostering empathy, connection, and understanding. It facilitates effective conflict resolution, builds trust, and creates a supportive dynamic. Compassionate communication enhances the quality of interactions, contributing to emotional well-being and satisfaction within relationships. Ultimately, cultivating compassion is key to building enduring, fulfilling connections with others.

Compassion significantly enhances your ability to navigate mental and emotional challenges. It promotes self-understanding, reducing self-criticism and fostering a constructive mindset during struggles. This approach creates a space for effective emotional regulation, empowering the development of healthier coping mechanisms and self-care practices. Additionally, it contributes to emotional resilience, aiding in bouncing back from setbacks. Encouraging seeking support from others fosters connection in overcoming challenges. Linked with mindfulness, this compassionate mindset enhances focus and presence when facing difficulties. Embracing this transformative approach enables you to navigate life’s challenges with grace and understanding.


What People Say

Doug Richen's Ascendancy workshop has truly been a game-changer in my life. His unique approach to compassion is both empowering and transformative. I learned to navigate life's challenges with resilience and kindness, leading to a newfound sense of self-love and understanding. Doug's wisdom has touched every aspect of my life, and I'm grateful for the positive changes it has brought.
Jon B
Attending Doug Richens' Ascendancy workshop as a couple was a profound experience for us. Doug's insights and coaching techniques brought a deeper connection to our relationship. He provided practical tools that not only strengthened our bond but also enhanced our individual well-being. We're now navigating life with a shared sense of compassion, making our relationship together and with our children even more fulfilling.
Mark & Lisa C.
This workshop was exactly what I needed right now. I'm 24 and trying to figure out my future has made me feel stressed and worried constantly. Doug's teachings helped me look at my life and stresses differently. I've seen a big shift in my mindset and it's helpng me feel more confident and more compassionate to both myself and others. Doug's workshop was awesome!
Kayla J
Being a single mother comes with its unique set of challenges, and attending Doug's' Ascendancy workshop was a lifeline for me. Doug's understanding and guidance provided me with practical tools to help me on my hard days of juggling work and being a mother. The workshop not only transformed my relationship with my children but also instilled a sense of self-compassion that has been crucial for my overall well-being. Doug Richens has truly made a positive impact on my life, and I am grateful for the lasting change it has brought to our family dynamics.
Isa H.
Busy mom and business woman

past Event



Doug spoke at the Safe2Feel Conference that took place on Saturday, January 20th, 2024, at Utah Valley University.


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