Building Connection & Courage

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About Compassion Cultivation Training

  • Developed by a team of contemplative scholars, clinical psychologists, and researchers at Stanford University's Center for Compassion & Altruism Research and Education, Compassion Cultivation Training is an 8-week educational program designed to help you improve your resilience, feel more connected with others, and ultimately provide a greater overall sense of well-being. Developing compassion skills can greatly reduce the distress people feel in difficult situations and be a profound personal resource at home, at work, and in the world. (Above photo: with CCT Instructor Colleagues, 2014)

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Why Enroll?

  • Compassion training extends beyond helping one feel more empathy and concern for others. It includes the development of:
  • Strength to be present with one’s own suffering and the suffering of others
  • Resilience to prevent emotional and physical fatigue and burnout
  • Courage to take action when appropriate
  • Published and emerging research indicates that the CCT course can support one’s goals for health, happiness, and well-being; increase self-compassion and self-care; reduce stress, anxiety, and depression; and enhance connection with others. These qualities support a wide range of goals – from improving personal and work relationships to making a positive difference in the world.

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CCT Courses Opening April in Tampa Bay. Reserve Today.

  • CCT combines traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research to foster new skills and greater capacity for compassion, empathy and kindness toward others; new capability to receive the same from others; and the strength to offer it with yourself.
  • Each session combines traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion. The course includes:
  • a 2-hour class, once per week for 8 weeks - with lecture, discussion, and Mindfulness and guided meditations 
  • in-class listening and communication exercises - with partners and small groups
  • a guided daily meditation and breathing practice - downloadable, to be done at home 
  • on-the-go skills to help you practice out in the world
  • post-training monthly drop-in sessions for meditation and group discussion at Compassionate Tampa Bay, as well as an online meeting group 
  • No previous meditation experience is required, although willingness to practice daily is a key component of the training.

CTB Director Brett Cobb is a Certified Teacher of Compassion Cultivation Training, a program of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, Stanford University.


Receive 50% Opening Discount

Reserve Today. Class size is limited to 15 persons for weekly CCT courses scheduled to begin in April.

You will receive confirmation within 24 hours.

Questions? Feel free to call.

Compassionate Tampa Bay

2525 1st Ave N, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33713, United States

(727) 433-0310

Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed