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Update: Our featured add-on session is sold out! Due to popular demand, Compassion Institute is offering a 15% discount for their virtual, two-day Compassion Cultivation Training Workshop on June 22-23, 2024. Just use the code "CMED15" at checkout in the C-MEd registration to get your savings!

Compassion Cultivation Training© (CCT™) Workshop, July 7, 2024

The Compassion Cultivation Training© (CCT™) Workshop is a standardized one-day intensive which distills the essence of Compassion Institute's flagship eight-week CCT into an eight-hour format. Drawing from contemplative science, neuroscience, and psychology, the content is supported by research on the efficacy of CCT and compassion training and facilitated by a certified CCT teacher with expertise in the health sector.

Continuing Education - 8 hours

The CCT Workshop includes continuing education for participants as part of Compassion Institute's Health Program standard offerings. This continuing education activity is provided through collaboration between Compassion Institute and AffinityCE. This activity provides continuing education credit for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, and Psychologists, as well as a statement of participation for other attendees.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic components of mindful awareness.
  2. Describe the key components of compassion.
  3. Apply the practice of setting intentions.
  4. Describe the dimensions of loving-kindness.
  5. Explain the value of self-compassion.
  6. Apply learned compassion skills in everyday and professional life.
  7. Apply learned self-compassion skills in everyday and professional life.
  8. Differentiate between empathy, compassion, and empathic distress.
  9. Describe the key components of common humanity.
  10. Describe how to establish a daily practice.

Key Elements

The workshop is divided into four sessions. Each session is approximately two hours in length.

  • Session 1: Settling the Mind & Intention Setting
    The first session sets the stage with two foundational practices for compassion cultivation: settling the mind and intention setting. Compassion is defined and explored in the healthcare space, both as the giver and recipient.
  • Session 2: Loving-Kindness and Self-Appreciation
    Session two examines the quality of loving-kindness (genuine wish for others to be well) – what it does and does not entail. Self-appreciation is practiced as a steppingstone toward greater self-care and self- compassion.

  • Session 3: Empathy, Compassion, & Self-Compassion
    Session three explores the difference between empathy and compassion, and how to accompany those who are suffering without moving into empathic distress or emotional suppression. Self-compassion and self-care are introduced, as well as practices to resource oneself for greater resilience.

  • Session 4: Common Humanity & Active Compassion
    In this final session, the concept and practice of common humanity sets the stage to broaden our circle of empathy and compassion to include even those we find challenging. The session culminates with Active Compassion practice – a technique which helps us to metabolize pain and suffering while maintaining a sense of strength, stability, and compassion.

Save Your Spot at C-MEd

Limited space available! Register today for $300 to ensure your spot at the Compassion in Medical Education (C-MEd) Forum on July 8-9, 2024.