Compassion Cultivation Training is an eight-week course designed for Sharp physicians, pharmacists and other health care professionals. The goal of this training is to provide a practical framework for developing compassion for yourself and others. Cultivating compassion may lead to improved communication, increased 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 three scientific findings that support the effectiveness of compassion training
- Describe the three 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.
Please park in the adjacent visitor/patient surface lot on the south side of the Sharp Memorial 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 asked to be placed on our waitlist.
Susan Knier, OTR/L, MBA-PM, is a Sharp HealthCare senior rehabilitation education specialist and is a trained CCT™ teacher via the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, Stanford University School of Medicine.
There will be no class meeting on Wednesday, July 5.
Please bring your license number with you to class to receive CEU credit. You may also want to bring a journal or notebook.
Sharp HealthCare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Sharp HealthCare designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Sharp HealthCare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
CPE Activity Type/Credit: Knowledge. This activity is accredited for 16.0 contact hours or 1.6 continuing education units (CEUs). Pharmacists will be able to log onto CPE Monitor to verify credits within 30 days of the activity following confirmation of attendance, receipt of completed evaluation and learning assessment. No partial credit. Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0571-0000-15-043-L04-P.
As an organization accredited by the ACCME, Sharp HealthCare requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner, which could create a conflict of interest.
Sharp HealthCare encourages faculty to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.