Inspiring Comfort, LLC is a social good company that teaches and equips people of all ages with the skills to create compassionate connections in order to awaken empathy and comfort those who are hurting and isolated. Our aim is to help reverse the increasing societal trends of anxiety, depression, loneliness and social isolation, and help those who desperately need to know that someone cares.
Our inspiration came from our work with comfort dogs in crisis response settings and all they can teach us about comfort and connection. Like dogs, humans are born comforters, but the harshness of life can suppress this natural instinct.
We teach the skill of comfort through evidence based, hands-on programs, workshops and speaking events. Equipping people to bring comfort and a personal connection to those who are hurting. Through practiced steps, participants learn by doing. By intentionally helping others when it’s awkward and difficult, we not only help them, but we help ourselves.
Founded by Jen Marr, with Co-Founders Mary Perry and Jill Bornstein, the team watched as the pace of life, use of technology and handheld devices led to a decline in the ability to form lasting and meaningful relationships. They were inspired to create a real and tangible solution to counter this growing crisis which is resulting in the growing trend of social isolation and loneliness. Believing there is too much to lose if this trend isn’t reversed, and our communities re-built, they are working passionately to reach and equip as many people as possible to re-ignite compassionate one-to-one connections and meaningful comfort in our world