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CompassionPower was founded on the belief that individuals and societies are more powerful when compassionate than when angry or aggressive and that emotional problems arise whenever people violate their deeper values.

The first CompassionPower program began in 1988, to treat domestic violence and child abuse offenders. Using a new technology of emotion reconditioning, the program greatly improved the personal and community behavior of court-ordered offenders. CompassionPower programs quickly expanded to treat non-violent but unhappy relationships, with equal success.

Emotion reconditioning allows us to focus on healing and improving, instead of blaming, denying, and avoiding. The result is a much stronger individual with the enhanced sense of self that comes from relating compassionately to others and remaining true to deeper values. Emotion reconditioning increases self-value, enhances performance, and greatly improves relationships. It allows us to overcome problems of anger, resentment, anxiety, and thereby avoid the self-defeating and abusive behaviors they motivate.

CompassionPower programs, translated into several languages, make the world a little better.

Steven Stosny, PhD, is the founder of CompassionPower. A renowned author and media consultant on relationships, anger, and abuse, Dr. Stosny grew up in a violent home. He learned the healing power of compassion from his abused mother.

Dr. Stosny has appeared on many TV and radio shows, including several guest appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show. He has been the subject of interviews in national newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, Esquire, O Magazine, U.S. News & World Report. A consultant in family violence for the Prince George’s County Circuit and District courts, as well as for several mental health and driving safety agencies in Maryland and Virginia, he has served as an expert witness in criminal and civil trials. He has treated more than 6,000 clients with various forms of anger, abuse, and violence.


Anna Marie Evans M.A., is a professional Counselor, with several years of experience in working with individuals to reconnect with their core values; due to core hurts and vulnerabilities from painful and traumatic events may cause one to feel devalued and lose sight of their true value. Anna Marie has been certified by Dr. Stosny in his CompassionPower programs, including Compassionate Parenting, Core Value Eating and Core Value Workshop and has been his long time assistant.  Anna Marie has her practice in Warrenton, Virginia where she provides individual, couples, family and group counseling for children and adults.  She also offers a variety of workshops and psycho educational classes based on the work of Dr. Stosny, including Core Value Workshop, Compassionate Parenting and Core Value Eating.  For more information, contact her at 443-994-0911 email: [email protected]