Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), the Tenzin Gyatso Institute, Inc. (TGI) and The Charter for Compassion will host Compassion Week 2014 in San Francisco from November 10 – 16, 2014. This will include the 2nd Science of Compassion conference, the inaugural conference on Compassion & Healthcare, the 3rd Empathy and Compassion in Society conference, and The Charter for Compassion Day at the historic Fort Mason Center. During the weekend a “Living Compassionately” retreat will be held on the Stanford University campus.
Science of Compassion 2014, November 10-11, 2014
CCARE is excited to offer its second Science of Compassion academic conference, a gathering of leading experts in research on compassion, altruism, empathy, social connection and service to discuss their latest scientific findings. The conference will explore the origins of compassion and compassionate action, how it can be measured, and how it can be fostered through interventions.
Compassion & Healthcare Conference, November 12, 2014
With support from Dignity Health, the 5th largest healthcare provider in the U.S., CCARE is proud to present the inaugural Compassion and Healthcare Conference. The conference’s purpose is to support a dialogue around research and innovative practices on compassion and healthcare by leading research experts in the field and healthcare leaders who have successfully implemented and fostered compassionate action in healthcare systems including hospitals, hospices and clinics.
Continuing Education (CEs) credits will be available for both conferences for psychologists, MFTs, social workers for an additional nominal fee.
Empathy and Compassion in Society Conference, November 13 – 14, 2014
The theme for the 3rd Empathy and Compassion in Society conference is ‘Changing the Way the World Works’.
During this 3rd Empathy and Compassion in Society conference, world-renowned experts and leaders from neuroscience, education, psychology, technology, health care and the arts will present the latest research and practical tools for cultivating empathic organizations, teams, and societies. This unique and groundbreaking event offers the latest research on compassion, tools to cultivate compassion and empathy, and case studies that show why these methods can help anyone, in any situation or organization.
CEs will be offered.
The Charter for Compassion Day, November 15, 2014
This is an all-day conference dedicated to the work of the Charter. Highlights will include new approaches to organizing and sustaining city initiatives, the unveiling of a new community building toolbox for city and partners, and keynote speakers focusing on compassion related to the Charters’ sectors (including business, peace, the arts, education and more).
Living Compassionately Retreat, November 15 – 16, 2014
Lastly, this two-day retreat will allow attendees to learn tools and techniques to cultivate compassion and empathy. The first day will be led by Paul Gilbert, Ph.D., a renowned compassion researcher, clinician and the founder of the Compassionate Mind Foundation. Dr. Gilbert developed Compassionate Mind Training (CMT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). The second day will be led by Monica Hanson, CCARE Senior Instructor of the Stanford Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) Program. She brings years of experience in teaching meditation and has taught compassion to thousands of participants. She has actively participated in developing and training new instructors for the Stanford CCT Program. The retreat will mark the end of the 2014 San Francisco Compassion Week.
For further details and registration, visit the event pages for the Science of Compassion 2014, Compassion & Healthcare Conference the Empathy and Compassion in Society 2014 and the Living Compassionately Retreat.
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