A compassionate attitude can greatly reduce the distress people feel in difficult situations and become a profound personal resource in times of stress.
Stanford offers a quarterly educational program designed to help you improve your resilience and feel more connected to others—ultimately providing an overall sense of well-being.
Our teachers work with teams of contemplative scholars, clinical psychologists, and other disciplines at Stanford University, and our innovative compassion training courses combine contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion with sound techniques of personal growth and professional development that have been tested and honed over years.
Compassion training of many types has demonstrated beneficial effects on self-care, reduced stress and anxiety, increased compassion and empathy, and greater capability for kindness and generosity.
Our classes meet weekly for 2 hours and involve practice outside of class as well.
Learn how to train your mind, body, and heart to intentionally choose compassionate thoughts and actions.