The Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance (MBEB) program integrates emotional regulation skills and generative practices (such as meditations on compassion, love and forgiveness) with core teachings from the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. The program was developed by American psychotherapist Margaret Cullen synthesizing two decades of experience in teaching mindfulness-based programs and her work with renowned emotion expert Dr. Paul Ekman. Gonzalo Brito then contributed practical and theoretical knowledge from his intensive study of compassion and Compassion Focused Therapy with Dr. Paul Gilbert. Initially, this program was designed especially for educators, and its positive effects on this population have been supported by a variety of scientific research. It has recently been adapted to different groups, such as doctors, nurses, social workers, lawyers, executives, and military spouses.
The MBEB program brings together some of the central themes of contemporary psychology with the wisdom of contemplative traditions to support the transformation of the mind and heart. The aim of this combination is to promote greater human well-being and flourishing. The combination of these two fields (scientific and contemplative) offers great potential for transformation and can easily be translated into secular fields such as education, health and work.
Online classes are available in Spanish and English. You may learn more and register on the Cultivar la Mente website.