Compassion Cultivation Training
The 8-week training developed at Stanford University Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE)
When faced with difficulty and stress, we can meet life with steadiness and respond from a place of courage and resilience.
Stress and struggle are a natural part of life. We train people and groups to move through life and its challenges with a steady mind, from a place of connection and inner strength.
What does Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) look like?
CCT is an 8-week course, including:
- Weekly 2-hour class, with lectures, discussions, & in-class interactive exercises
- Daily meditation practices that progress from week to week
- "Homework" to help you move new practices into long term habits
What effects can I expect?
While everyone will have their own unique experience, research has shown CCT can lead to:
- Acceptance of emotions as they are
- Job satisfaction
- Self-caring behavior
- Compassion for self and others
- Openness to receiving compassion from others
Date: Every Saturday from September 7, 2019 to October 26,2019
Time: 10am - 12pm
Location: Pensinsula Family YMCA, Multi-Purpose Room 1877 S. Grant Street, San Mateo, CA 94402
Special registration cost through the YMCA is $100 (regular cost is $395) and includes course instruction, materials, and guided meditation recordings. No YMCA membership needed, the event is open to everyone.
About the Instructor
Sandra's mindfulness meditation practice has been profoundly transformative in her personal and professional life. After taking CCT in early 2018, she decided to become a CCT Teacher herself. "Compassion can be the antidote to our polarized world, let's be more compassionate in our homes, cities, countries, and across the globe."