Cultivating the Heart – Live/Online
When you drop from your head into your heart, life becomes clear and purposeful.
- Are you looking for more calm, focus and feelings of inner peace in your life?
- Are you interested in learning about evidence-based practices that can provide you with ways to investigate your own experience and build mindfulness in the service of cultivating a compassionate response to life’s everyday challenges?
- Do you want to build resilience from the inside out?
Cultivating the Heart – Live/Online is designed to help you develop the skills of (self)compassion, (self)awareness, reflection, meditation and more, skills that are anchored in evidence-based practices. Cultivating foundational contemplative practices and finding root in your heart through Presence and Awareness is at the core of this 8-week online course.
There is a correlation between compassion and personal well-being. Research suggests that as we become more aware of ‘being’ with ourselves in a compassionate way, we gradually begin to recognize and experience a more fully integrated sense of connection with our deeper core values and intentions. To directly embody and experience the benefits of cultivating and anchoring attention in the body and heart, however, necessitates learning how to train and incline the mind towards a more compassionate, resilient, and authentic life. This requires a rebalancing of our over-developed habit of ‘doing’ with one of ‘being.’
Over the course of 8 weeks, participants actively work with contemplative practices for at least 20 minutes in each class session. By engaging in the practice to cultivate greater awareness and hone new skills for emotional self-regulation, we learn how to connect to ourselves first. As an entry point, Cultivating the Heart – Live/Online integrates the “Alphabet of the Heart,” a mnemonic created by James Doty MD, CCARE Founder and Director.
Teachings are appropriate for healthcare professionals as well as the general public. Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this course in ways beneficial to clients or patients.
Autumn Quarter 2022 Offerings
- Mondays with Barbara Piper | SEPT 26 – NOV 22, 2022
(no class OCT 17, final class Tuesday, NOV 22)
- 08:00-10:00 UTC | 9-11 am London | 4-6 pm Singapore | 6-8 pm Melbourne
(live only – no recordings available)
- Wednesdays with Britta Eskey and Lee Eskey | SEPT 28 – NOV 16, 2022
- 5-7 pm Los Angeles | 8-10 pm New York (live only – no recordings available)
Registration | $425 (Stanford STAP funds eligible)
CE credit (if applicable ) | $125
Continuing Education (CE) Credits
If you are an LCSW, LEP, LMFT, LPCC, RN, or licensed psychologist, you can earn 14 CE credits for your Compassion Course for a fee of $125. It is the sole responsibility of the participant to arrive on time, sign in and out at each class, and submit a separate course evaluation form at the end of the final class. No partial CE credit is available if more than one class is missed.
At the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Apply basic mindfulness skills and utilize mindfulness meditation to stay present to self and others
- Apply learned compassion skills as a response to everyday needs and demands in personal and professional settings
- Utilize compassion practice with oneself and others for emotional regulation in the face of distress
- Utilize cognitive re-framing with oneself and others from the compassionate stance of common humanity
- Explain the differences between empathy and compassion
- Describe how empathetic distress vs. compassion collapse leads to burnout
- Utilize evidence-based self-compassion meditation practices in the context of personal and professional relationships
- List three sources of resistance to the development of self-compassion
- Explain three ways to recognize resistance to compassion for and from others
- Understand physiological substrates of concentration and how this helps manage stress and anxiety
- Describe current research studies on the effects and effectiveness of compassion practices
Please review the following information for your profession
CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association. LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association. SCA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. RNs must retain their certificate of attendance for 4 years after the course concludes. For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, email CCARE at CompassionEducation@stanford.edu. For questions about CE, email Spiritual Competency Academy at firstname.lastname@example.org.