Why CCT? Humans have a natural capacity for compassion. At the same time, life experiences, stress and social pressures can get in the way of fully expressing compassion. Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) was designed by neuroscientists, contemplative scholars and researchers at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University School of Medicine. CCT meets once a week for two hours, and includes daily home practices. Incorporating mindfulness, science and philosophy, CCT involves training your mind to think and respond in new ways, developing specific skills for relating to others and yourself, and intentionally choosing compassionate thoughts and actions. CCT can help you stay calm in trying circumstances; more effectively respond to suffering; replace judgment and biases with understanding and encouragement; strengthen connections and engage more meaningfully with others; be more resilient, focused and productive; and feel more joy at work and home.
Sundays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., October 2 - December 4, 2016 (No class Oct 16 and Nov 27)
Fee: $345 for the 8-week training (includes Eventbrite service fee)