Compassion Training for Healthcare Providers
CBCT ® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training) for Therapists, Doctors, Nurses, Social Workers, and other Healthcare Providers
Instructor: Timothy Harrison, Emory University
Location: Cambridge Hospital
3rd Floor Learning Center A/B
1493 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA
Dates: July 19-22, 2018
Thursday (6 pm – 9 pm), Friday (9:00 am – 5:00 pm),
Saturday (9 am – 5 pm), Sunday (9 am – 4 pm)
Cost: Early Bird Rate through Friday, May 18: $450;
Saturday, May 18 through course start: $500
CBCT® has helped many healthcare providers to gain increased resilience to stress and to cultivate a more sustainable sense of compassion for oneself and for others. CBCT® is a structured sequence of meditation exercises designed to strengthen mental stability, deepen awareness and understanding of thoughts and emotions, and support the growth of our inherent capacity to care for others. The aim of the practices is to generate and sustain a more robust, inclusive, and warm-hearted responsiveness, while protecting from the side effects of empathetic distress, burnout, and secondary trauma that are all-too- common for healthcare professionals.
Developed in 2004 by Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD, a former Tibetan Buddhist monk and Executive Director of the Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics at Emory, CBCT is drawn from 8 th century Indo-Tibetan Buddhist contemplative practices and aligned with contemporary scientific understanding to create a program supportive of individuals from any – or no – faith tradition. CBCT has been widely researched with a number of promising outcomes including: improved physiological resilience to stress, improved empathic accuracy, increasedhopefulness, decreased depression and loneliness, and increased compassion. CBCT is offered by the Cambridge Health Alliance in collaboration with Emory University.