Starting April 10th and running through June 12th Aly Waibel, PhD will teach CCT at Bend Community Healing on Sunday afternoons from 2-4 (there will be no class held on May 8th or 15th). The 8-week class will integrate traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion.
CCT 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 empathy fatigue. These qualities support a wide range of goals, from improving personal relationships to making a positive difference in the world.
Compassion cultivation can also support one’s own health, happiness, and well-being. Preliminary research suggests that CCT and similar programs can increase self-compassion and self-care, reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and enhance connection with others.
CCT is designed to support anyone who wants to cultivate compassion for themselves and for others. This includes parents, caregivers, educators, healthcare professionals, therapists, executives, public servants, and people in a wide range of professions and life contexts. No previous meditation experience is required. Register by calling 541-322-9642.
Aly Waibel is Executive Director at Opportunity Knocks and a Certified Instructor of Compassion Cultivation Training.
- See more at: http://compassioneducation.com/about-cct/#sthash.qJI9uYLD.dpuf