Students from the 2017 teacher certification retreat
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Compassion Can Be Expanded and Developed

CBCT® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training) is a system of contemplative exercises designed to strengthen and sustain compassion. Practices include training in attentional stability and increased emotional awareness, as well as targeted analytical reflections to understand better one’s relationship with self and others. The reflective exercises seek critical insights into the way one’s mindsets and attitudes can be shifted to support personal resiliency, to foster an inclusive and more accurate understanding of others, and ultimately to intensify altruistic motivation. With practice, informed compassion can become a spontaneous response that permeates one’s life.

 

An overview of CBCT presented by its founder, Executive Director Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD, and Timothy Harrison, Associate Director for CBCT.  The presentation was part of the Omega Institute’s “Compassion in Connection” symposium in November 2018 and covers CBCT’s history, theoretical basis, research programs, and an introductory practice.

Resources for Course Participants ( password protected)

Resources for CBCT® Teachers ( password protected)

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The CBCT® program includes a growing number of certified instructors and is regularly expanding its programming and research areas. We welcome offers of support and ideas for new applications or populations who may benefit from learning the core CBCT® concepts and skills. Please contact Zipporah Slaughter for all inquiries, zipporah.slaughter@emory.edu / 404.727.8166.