Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT)

Live Online Eight Week Course

Diane Hetrick, Jane Compson, Ph.D.

About this Event

CCT™ is an 8-week program, developed at Stanford University, with insights and techniques from psychology, neuroscience, and contemplative practice. The course integrates evidence-based meditation techniques, interactive discussions, and lectures as well as real-world exercises to put learning into practice.

Read more about how CCT was co-developed by Thupten Jinpa, longtime translator to the Dalai Lama, and Stanford University in this article inForbes magazine, “Why a Moment of Compassion Can Change Everything in Business (and Life!)”

Over the past several months, many of us have experienced dramatic changes in our work contexts. Some of us are working remotely and perhaps feeling more isolated. Some of us may have new health and safety protocols at work which can make our jobs more stressful. What we all share are new challenges to connect with colleagues in meaningful, effective, and compassionate ways. The good news is: Each of us can nurture and grow our compassionate instinct. This 8-week class series, developed at Stanford University, provides you with the necessary tools, in a supportive environment in which to practice them. 

The two-hour weekly classes include: lecture, discussion, and experiential and embodied exercises with small groups;  as well as guided 10-20 minute daily meditations and home practices to help you develop loving-kindness, empathy, and compassion.  You’ll have a variety of reflections to help you practice compassionate thought and action so it starts to become a way of life. 

In this course, individuals will learn how to:

  • Increase kindness and compassion for themselves and others
  • Enhance resilience for steadying oneself in challenging and difficult situations
  • Overcome self-criticism and negative judgments of self and others
  • Calm the mind and direct thoughts more positively
  • Increase interpersonal skills for more authentic, meaningful, and mutually nourishing relationships at work and home

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Dalai Lama

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Register for a Certificate of Completion and get CEUs. Our CEUs are available for licensed psychologistsmarriage and family therapistsmental health counselors, and social workers in Washington State. We cannot guarantee that these CEUs will be accepted in other states.

Scholarships Available

CCFW aims to promote well-being by making evidence-based mindfulness practices available and accessible to community members, particularly professionals working with children and families. We believe that mindfulness has positive implications for professionals as well as the children and families they interact with. Therefore, we wish to encourage mindfulness training by removing possible financial barriers for professionals working with these specific populations. If these fees are cost-prohibitive for you, we invite you to apply for a scholarship.

About the Presenters

Photo of facilitator Diane Hetrick

Diane Hetrick

Diane Hetrick has been studying and practicing in the areas of mind-body healing, mindfulness, meditation, and compassion cultivation most of her adult life. She completed the Certificate in Mindfulness Facilitation training through the Mindfulness Awareness Research Center (MARC) at UCLA. After completing the Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) Teacher Certification Program, offered through the Center for Compassion, Altruism, Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford, she became one of the first certified CCT teachers in the Seattle area.

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Jane Compson

Jane Compson, Ph.D.

Jane Compson, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington, Tacoma, where she teaches philosophy, applied ethics, and religious studies. Her research includes mindfulness and compassion training, both in theory and practice. She is a trained teacher in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Cultivation Training and has published numerous articles in journals including Mindfulness, Contemporary Buddhism, Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. She is co-author of the book Practitioner’s Guide to Ethics and Mindfulness-Based Interventions (Springer, 2017).

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