Compassion Cultivation Program
Do you often feel stress in your life, experience difficult emotions or feel disconnected from others? Do you want to increase your emotional strength and cope better with stress? Do you find it difficult to respond to the suffering or demands of others? Do you often feel critical of yourself or others? Do you want to make a positive difference in the world?
Did you answer YES to most of these questions? If so, our Compassion Cultivation Training Group could be a big help for you.
Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is an eight-week program designed to develop the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness for oneself and for others. CCT integrates meditation practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion. Through a license from Stanford University, Compassion Institute offers CCT and other practical compassion-focused trainings based on the latest psychology, neurology, and contemplative science.
BENEFITS FOR YOU
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 prevent compassion fatigue. These qualities support a wide range of goals, from improving personal relationships to making a positive difference in the world.
If you want to increase your emotional strength, reduce self-criticism, cope better with stress and improve your ability to respond to the suffering and demands of others without burning out, then this Compassion Cultivation Training program could be a big help for you.
Learn and practice tools and techniques to help you improve your mood and have more positive experiences in your life.
Receive instructions for visualizations, daily meditations, and in-class interaction to help you increase your confidence andimprove relationships.
Classes are once a week for 8 weeks. Each class is 2 hours long.
Compassion cultivation can also support one’s own health, happiness, and well-being. Research shows that CCT can incease self-compassion, and self-care, reduce stress, and depression, and enhance connection with others. The skills you learn will help you long after the course has ended.
Time and Dates:
Friday Mornings: 10:00am - 12:00 noon
June 14th - August 2nd
Location: The LuCliff Building, 700 Bay Street, Suite 2103
(Bay and Gerrard)
Cost: $395 per person (sliding scale available)