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.

Diane And Jane
Courses and Workshops

Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT)

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,
Learn More
Clear all filters
Courses and Workshops

Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT)

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,

Learn More »
Drop-In Meditation Sessions

Drop-in Session: Cultivando La Compasión en el 2021

Incluiste en tu lista de resoluciones para el 2021 ser compasivo y amable? Te invito a practicar la auto-compasión y la compasión hacia los otros en esta sesión.

Learn More »
Drop-In Meditation Sessions

Drop-in Session: Meditation as an Act of Kindness and Nourishment

This session will include tips and perspectives and then provide an opportunity to practice with them so you can learn how to greet your mediation experience with kindness, acceptance, warmth, and compassion.

Learn More »
Drop-In Meditation Sessions

Drop-in Session: R.A.I.N Meditation

We all feel overwhelmed at times, perhaps now more than ever. At times we may all feel that we are at war with ourselves. We all experience a range of human emotions, sometimes all at once, and often we try to push these uncomfortable feelings away. But do they really disappear? Through guided practice, following

Learn More »
Courses and Workshops

Tools for Teens: Stress Management and Emotional Resilience

Based on the evidenced-based curriculum of Mindful Self Compassion for adolescents, 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. In each weekly session, we will discuss concepts related to well-being and do a variety of practices, including mindfulness practices, intentional movement, and creative projects.

Learn More »
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.

Learn More »
Free Public Lectures

The Roots of Helping, Sharing, and Caring

How do human beings become caring beings? This presentation offers answers from research with young children, whose sensitivity to other people’s feelings increasingly drives their helpful assistance even as their understanding of ingroup-outgroup discrimination is growing. We also consider the social experiences that influence the tension between social exclusion and shared understanding in early childhood.

Learn More »
Courses and Workshops

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is an 8-week evidence-based, highly participatory program. Research on MBSR consistently demonstrates positive outcomes for a wide variety of challenges including highly stressful work or family circumstances, sleep disturbances, anxiety, depression and chronic pain. Attitudes of kindness, openness and patience provide a foundation for the practices of sustained focus, self-regulation and self-exploration with each week centering on a theme to support the individualized application of mindfulness to daily life. 

Learn More »