Events & Classes

We are committed to serving as a resource and partner in promoting the well-being of children and families through evidence-based programs, workshops and courses. Many of our workshops are six or eight weeks long, and are offered once per quarter.

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Free Public Lectures

Child and Family Well-Being As We Emerge From COVID-19: A Multi-Disciplinary Conversation About How to Support Children and Families After the Pandemic

A conversation with experts from the Evans School of Public Policy, School of Medicine, College of Education, and the Department of Psychology about how children and families are doing currently in the (aftermath or waning days) of the COVID-19 pandemic, and what is needed going forward to address the impact of the pandemic on children’s health, social-emotional well-being, and academic outcomes.

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Courses and Workshops

Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) Intensive

This workshop has been cancelled.

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Drop-In Meditation Sessions

Drop-in Session: Cultivating Gratitude

Noticing what we are grateful for and cultivating practices of gratitude can ease anxiety and increase our feelings of connection. This session will include a guided gratitude meditation, a discussion of the benefits of gratitude and an introduction of several gratitude practices that can be used throughout our daily lives.

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Drop-In Meditation Sessions

Drop-in Session: Gratitude and Recommitment to a Compassionate Life

This session will include some time to reflect with gratitude about the compassion we have given and received this past year. By slowing down, and offering gratitude, we help wire in the positive associations of having a compassion practice. We will also learn more about a variety of ways to continue to cultivate compassion, and recommit to living a compassionate life in 2022.

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Courses and Workshops

Mindful Resilience: Managing and Thriving with Stress and Challenges

In order to successfully navigate all the stresses and changes in our lives, planned and unplanned, we need resilience. Resilience is the capacity to recover from adversity, trauma and setbacks and to keep on going in pursuit of goals and opportunities. Resilience is a trait that can be learned and cultivated. This class draws from the empirically validated approaches of both Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) curricula, as well as some of the latest neuroscience and research work around trauma and resilience.

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Courses and Workshops

Tools for Teens: Stress Management and Emotional Resilience

Based on the evidenced-based curriculum of Mindful Self Compassion, the Mindful Schools curriculum, and principles of positive psychology; this 8-week experiential program for teens provides practices and tools to manage stress, increase feelings of happiness and well-being, and promote emotional resilience.

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Courses and Workshops

Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindful Self-Compassion or “MSC” is an empirically-supported program developed by Drs. Chris Germer and Kristin Neff. This 6-week version has been adapted as an intimate online offering. In this 6-week program, participants will meet once a week for 1.5 hours and will learn MSC skills through activities such as meditation, experiential exercises, short presentations, group discussion, and home practices. No experience with mindfulness or meditation is required.

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