This 8 week course is designed to provide both research and experience in developing compassion in daily life. Each 2-hour session includes personal practice, a review of research, reflection of the daily personal practice, and group discussions. CCT was developed at Stanford University by a team of neuroscientists, clinical psychologists, contemplative scholars, and researchers in order to develop the qualities of loving kindness, compassion, and empathy towards oneself and others. Research has established a relationship between this training and improved communication, increased buffering from anxiety and depression (Goetz, Keltner, & Simon-Thomas, 2010), increased resilience to stress (Loquencio, D., et al 2006), enhanced feelings of well-being (Jazaieri et al, 2012), and mindfulness.
Compassion Cultivation Training is a neuroscience-based 8 week theory and practice course that teaches the habits of mindfulness, empathy, and compassion.
Dr. Erik Conklin, M.A., Ed.D.
His academic and research interests include mindfulness, the social-emotional aspect of learning, neuroscience applied to learning, and practical strategies to solving problems in leadership capacities. His research was awarded a David and Lucile Packard Foundation Research Fellowship for Children, Families, and Communities for research excellence. See more photos and other events by this presenter