CBCT Training

Apr 14th, 2017 - May 20th, 2017

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Cognitively-Based Compassion Training

Instructor: Timothy Harrison, Emory University

Location: CHA Center for Mindfulness & Compassion
at the Cambridge Health Alliance Central Street Care Clinic
26 Central Street, Somerville, MA 02143

Dates: 4-Day Workshop
Friday, April 14, Saturday, April 15, Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20
All days 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (including hour break for lunch)


Cost: Registration Cost: $500 Saturday, March 25, 2017 through course date
CHA Patients are eligible for a discount - please e-mail cmc@challiance.org  


This CBCT® opportunity offer tools to expand compassion toward wider and wider circles.  The practices support the growth of a number of mental states and behaviors valued across cultures, such as kindness, gratitude, generosity, and warm-heartedness. CBCT® is a cognitively-based compassion training and meditation-based method that deliberately and systematically works to  cultivate compassion. Through progressive exercises (beginning with the development of attentional stability and progressing through various analytical meditations), one gains insight into how one's attitudes and behaviors support or hinder compassionate response. The practice of CBCT® intensifies the desire to help others, allowing compassion to become more natural and spontaneous in one's everyday life. It also helps increase personal resiliency by grounding one in realistic expectations of self and others. Learn more here about CBCT®.

Wide-ranging studies have shown that CBCT® may increase the ability to bounce back from stressful events*, improve the ability to read emotions**, improve sleep and decrease depression***, and change  the way the brain processes suffering****.

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* Thaddeus W.W. Pace, Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Daniel D. Adame, Steven P. Cole, Teresa I. Sivilli, Timothy D. Brown, Michael J. Issa, Charles L. Raison, (2009). Effect of compassion meditation on neuroendocrine, innate immune and behavioral responses to psychosocial stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology 34: 87—98

** Jennifer S. Mascaro, James K. Rilling, Lobsang Tenzin Negi, and Charles L. Raison (2012) Compassion meditation enhances empathic accuracy and related neural activity. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, v8: 48-55

*** Jennifer S. Mascaro, Sean Kelley, Alana Darcher, Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Carol Worthman, Andrew Miller & Charles Raison (2016): Meditation buffers medical student compassion from the deleterious effects of depression, The Journal of Positive Psychology, DOI: 10.1080/17439760.2016.1233348

**** Gaëlle Desbordes, Lobsang T. Negi, Thaddeus W. W. Pace, B. Alan Wallace, Charles L. Raison, Eric L. Schwartz (2012) Effects of mindful-attention and compassion meditation training on amygdala response to emotional stimuli in an ordinary, non-meditative state. Front. Hum. Neurosci, v6


To learn more about the Center for Mindfulness & Compassion - and our programs - please visit us at chacmc.org




Refund policy: There is a $75 registration fee if cancelling at least 8 days before the workshop. 50% refund can be between 7 days and 24 hours before the workshop. No Refund is available if cancellation is within 24 hours of workshop start time. 

For online registration, we only accept credit card payments. If you would like to pay by check, we ask that you deliver the check in-person. Please contact us at cmc@challiance.org if you would like to register and pay by check.