The Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is an 8-week program that was developed at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) and at the Compassion Institute by a team of contemplative scholars, clinical psychologists and researchers. This evidence-based curriculum involves training the mind and heart through meditation practices that tap into our innate capacity for kindness, empathy, love and compassion.
The program helps to develop skills in relating to ourselves and others with compassion. It strengthens our ability to choose thoughts, attitudes and perspectives that lead to positive changes in the way we respond to our own suffering and that of others. A growing body of research supports the evidence that compassion training has a wide range of benefits such as helping to decrease symptoms of stress & anxiety, while also increasing resilience, compassion for oneself and for others.
There will be a FREE Introductory evening on Thursday, April 5th, from 7-9 pm at World Centric, 617, Suite C, Second Street in Petaluma. Please register to obtain directions as the venue is tricky to find.
The 8-week Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) will begin Thursday, April 12th through May 31st Fee is $240 and must register to participate. For more information or to register, please contact: Sylvia Dolce: email@example.com or 650-223-4087
Facilitator: Sylvia Dolce, MA is a certified CCT Instructor from the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, Stanford University. Founder of Integrative Self Care, she directed Stanford Medical Center’s Art for Health Program and has been a meditation practitioner for over 25 years.