The Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is an 8 week course designed at Stanford University (CCARE – Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education)
Throughout the training, we help you lean into challenges, build the courage to take compassionate action, manage your emotions, and develop your resilience to prevent empathy fatigue.
Our course includes:
• Weekly 2-hour classes including lecture, discussion, and in-class exercises
• Daily meditation practices
• Real-world assignments for practicing compassionate thoughts and actions
Steps in CCT™ :
Step 1: Settling the mind
Step 2: Compassion and kindness for a loved one
Step 3: Self-directed compassion and kindness
Step 4: Common humanity
Step 5: Cultivating compassion for others
Step 6: Active compassion
Who Participates in CCT™ ?
The CCT™ course is designed to support anyone who wants to engage with compassion for themselves and improve their relationships with others.
• Improve your personal relationships
• Support health, happiness, and well-¬¬being
• Reduce stress, depression, and anxiety
• Make a positive difference in the world
This Training Can Make a Difference
Existing research shows that mindfulness and compassion trainings can meaningfully reduce the symptoms of stress, burnout, and improve health outcomes.
Burnout basics & how to avoid burnout
Increase resilience, self-care, & self-compassion skills
Increase self-awareness & emotion regulation skills
To date, research on CCT™ suggests consistent practice of CCT™ meditations can lead to:
Acceptance of emotions
Compassion for self and others
Openness to receiving compassion from others
Worry and anxiety
Reports of chronic pain severity