Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is an eight-week course designed for Sharp physicians, employees and volunteers as well as health care and service-oriented professionals from the community. The goal of this training is to provide a practical framework for developing compassion for oneself and others. Cultivating compassion may lead to improved mindfulness, communication, resilience to stress and enhanced feelings of well-being.
The course was developed by the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at the Stanford University School of Medicine. In-class activities include lectures, guided compassion cultivation exercises and group discussions. The class is cumulative so that each session builds on the previous sessions.
Following this activity, participants should be able to:
- Apply learned compassion skills in everyday life
- Cite at least three scientific findings that support the effectiveness of compassion training
- Describe the elements of compassion
- Describe three sources of resistance to the cultivation of self-compassion
- Establish a daily compassion practice
If you need to cancel your registration for this event,
please call 1-800-827-4277 Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, or log in to your account to cancel online.
After 4 pm, please park in the adjacent visitor/patient surface lot on the south side of the Sharp Allison deRose Rehabilitation Center.
To gain maximum benefit from the course, it is important to attend as many of the eight sessions as possible. We ask that you not sign up for the course at this time if you know you will miss more than two classes.
Participants will be expected to commit 15 to 30 minutes a day for home practice. Guided audio exercises and brief readings will be provided.
If this class is full, please call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277) Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, and ask to be placed on our waitlist.
The rehab trailer conference room is located on the east side of the Sharp Allison deRose Rehabilitation Center.
Please bring your license number with you to class to receive CEU credit. You may also want to bring a journal or notebook.