San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Start the summer with compassion!
Compassion is the most talked about and rapidly developing topic in psychology and neuroscience. You can discover it for yourself in this eight-week course.
The class will meet every Wednesday for eight consecutive weeks from 7-9 pm at the beautiful, legendary Tibet House.
Using the latest research in neuroscience and psychology, lectures, readings, exercises, meditation, and class discussion, students in the course are taught to have a more composed and compassionate response to the challenges of everyday life.
This one of a kind course was created by Stanford neuroscientists, psychologists, and contemplative scholars at Stanford Medical School's Stanford Medical School's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education.Now one of the most popular courses at Stanford, it is the only class that addresses compassion from a scientific perspective, focusing on how caring for others benefits one's body and brain.
Every part of the class has been thoroughly researched. Research conducted on this course shows that it increases happiness and overall positive emotions, reduces stress and anxiety, enhances feelings of connection, decreases worry, and leads to a more caring, compassionate attitude toward oneself and others.
The benefits of the class are:
* More compassion and self-compassion
* More meaningful connections with family, friends, co-workers
* Increased professional and academic satisfaction
* Better focus and concentration
* Better strategic thinking and decision-making skills
* Resilience and creativity
Included in Stanford Compassion Cultivation Training are: a new recorded meditation for each week in mp3 format, a weekly supplementary reading or lecture by a famous psychology or neuroscience researcher, support in starting a meditation practice, and access to a monthly drop-in class after the course is over.
The course costs $325, but is being offered at Columbia at the discounted price of $230. You are allowed to miss any two class sessions.
The class includes both an academic component, and learning by doing and trying it out.
Wednesdays, June 11, 18, & 25 and July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 7-9PM
Elizabeth Pyjov will be teaching this course. A Harvard graduate, she has recently finished studying the neuroscience, philosophy and pedagogy of compassion at Stanford Medical School. She has taught this course at the Stanford University, Columbia Medical School and Tibet House. She is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Stanford's Compassion Journal. You can email her with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com