Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) Intensive

Two Day Online Workshop

Maya Nader

About this Event

Weekend Workshop
October 23 – October 24
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (break for lunch around 12:00 PM)

All of us have a natural capacity for compassion. However, everyday stress, social pressures, and strong emotions can make it difficult for us to fully express our compassion.

In this workshop, you will learn how to train your mind to intentionally choose compassionate thoughts and actions and develop skills that help you relate to others — and yourself. Drawing from the same content developed by a team of contemplative scholars, clinical psychologists, and researchers at Stanford University, this shorter course integrates traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion.

Why Cultivate Compassion?
Scientific studies suggest that a kind and compassionate attitude can greatly reduce the distress we feel in difficult situations and become a profound personal resource in times of stress. Cultivating compassion goes beyond feeling more empathy and concern for others. It develops the strength to be with suffering, the courage to take compassionate action, and the resilience to recover from or prevent burn-out. These qualities support a wide range of goals, from improving personal relationships to making a positive difference in the world.

Through instruction and the interactive nature of the processes incorporated in this workshop, you will have opportunities to cultivate new ways in which to access, recognize, and strengthen compassion and empathy − as a default response to the ever-present challenges that characterize our human experience.

Cultivating Compassion includes the personal development of skills such as:

  • Increase kindness and compassion for yourself and others
  • Decrease symptoms of burn-out and distress in response to suffering
  • Build personal resilience in response to stress
  • Improve personal relationships
  • Do something to help even when you feel like you can’t do anything

Who Participates in Compassion Cultivation Training?
CCT is designed to support anyone who wants to cultivate compassion for themselves and others. This includes parents, caregivers, health and mental health practitioners, educators, social workers, students, executives, police officers, public servants, attorneys, and more.

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 Presenter

Maya Nadar

Maya Nader

Maya Nader is a certified Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) instructor by CCARE, Stanford University. A native of Beirut, Lebanon, Maya earned her B.A. in Political Science from American University of Beirut. She moved to the US in 1989 at the height of the Lebanese war. As she continued her quest for peace in her country and region, Maya obtained a Master’s degree in Communication and Marketing from Boston University. She speaks French, Arabic and English and is grateful for the cultural richness these languages encompass. Through this lens, Maya views compassion as a bridge between cultures and religions and as the cornerstone of a more peaceful world. Maya has also become a certified yoga teacher and is working to become an accredited Yoga Therapist.
In her teaching CCT and Yoga, Maya continues to practice self-help and assist others beyond the classroom. She has taught classes and workshops for Yoga Behind Bars and serves on the board of Space Between.
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