Compassionate Tampa Bay opened in 2017 with a mission to provide compassion-focused skills and training programs for residents, businesses and organizations in the Greater Tampa Bay region. Director Brett Cobb is an advocate for well-being, motivated by the ability in all of us to develop greater mindfulness, resilience, and connection within ourselves and with others. He is a Certified Teacher of Compassion Cultivation Training of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research & Education at Stanford University, and has completed teacher training in Mindful Self-Compassion with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. Brett has taught meditation-based programs for seventeen years, and has particular interest in offering training for men and women with life/work balance challenges; businesses and organizations seeking to bring greater well-being to their employees; healthcare and wellness clinicians and caregivers; education providers and administrators; men of all backgrounds; and the LGBTQ community. Brett served for seven years, until 2015, on the senior staff of Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, the country’s most trusted source of wellness and personal growth, located in Rhinebeck, NY. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Yoga Service Council, working to make Mindfulness and yoga accessible to all nationwide; a member of the Board of the Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival; a member of the Writers’ Guild of America, East; the author of Toward Spirit and The Christ Within: Meditations on The Rose, The Web & The Tree of Life (2008), and previously served in senior roles with leading nonprofit organizations in New York, where he lived for 25 years, and Florida. Brett relocated to Saint Petersburg in 2016. (Photo: David Noles Photography)
Compassionate Tampa Bay serves the Greater Tampa region, including an office and workshop location in Saint Petersburg. Our comfortable space is conveniently located a few minutes from downtown on the 1st Avenue business corridor, and accommodates up to 12 participants.
Let us come to you. Compassionate Tampa Bay is created to foster greater resilience, compassion and well-being in healthcare, education, nonprofit and professional communities; businesses, boards of directors, management teams, employees and individuals seeking more well-being for themselves, their communities and the world.