Hope in the Heart CIC

Hope in the Heart CIC

Our mission is to inspire people
to overcome adversity, live with compassion, and understand their place in the global community.

Hope in the Heart is a committed partner organisation of Charter for Compassion International. We founded the Compassionate Cornwall Initiative in 2014, making Cornwall the world's first compassionate county. Hope in the Heart has no religious or political affiliattion and respects the human rights of every person to a peaceful, free and just life.

Our Aims are to:
Facilitate personal change for a richer, happier life.
Our workshops and courses seek to improve mental, emotional and spiritual well-being by illustrating the remarkable capacity of the human spirit to triumph over adversity, helping participants to embrace their own resilience and potential, and to be happy and effective in the world.

Challenge attitudes that set people apart
We challenge discrimination and celebrate humanity’s rich diversity, common challenges and virtues. We encourage participants to recognise and value the essential goals of personal transformation, global compassion, equality, justice  and respect for the world and all its inhabitants.

Demonstrate and celebrate positive change
We identify, highlight and connect with positive change taking place individually and globally, and the “ordinary” people behind the change, thus challenging the frequent media-fueled perception of the world as a dark and hopeless place.

Inspire participants to take positive action to be part of the change
We empower participants to remember that this is their world, realise they can be part of the international community uniting to make a positive difference, and take action to begin.

Our Inspiration
Hope in the Heart is inspired by remarkable people who have transcended extreme challenges and moved on to live fuller and more effective lives, contributing to their community and enriching the world as they progress.

We have links with such people in Hiroshima, Kenya, Uganda, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Botswana, Pakistan, South Africa and USA. We have researched the common criteria shared by "exceptional survivors" from a variety of cultures, including our own, who have become change-makers, in their own lives and the wider world.
These common criteria have been condensed into The Accept Perspective, a six-part model offering practical and achievable stages towards transformation for anyone willing to take that first step.

Our pivotal resource is a collection of images of "What Hope Looks Like", created to inspire in a number of ways. The majority of these have been created and contributed by participants of our events and workshops, and they symbolise the transformational process facilitated by the Accept Perspective model.

Location: Penzance, Cornwall, United Kingdom

About Us

  • charter brand transp blue mediumCharter for Compassion provides an umbrella for people to engage in collaborative partnerships worldwide. Our mission is to bring to life the principles articulated in the Charter for Compassion through concrete, practical action in a myriad of sectors.


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