Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is an educational program designed to help improve resilience and build connections with others—ultimately providing an enhanced overall sense of well-being. The founders and senior teachers who developed CCT combined traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research designed to effectively help create a more compassionate life for all participants in the program.
CCT has been highly impactful and evidence continues to grow demonstrating its efficacy. Since the initial development of CCT, its founders and senior teachers have been busy helping people develop more ways to access this profound material. Here are a few of the latest developments from the CCT founding team:
New East Bay CCT course offering! Join Erika Rosenberg at UC Berkeley
Senior CCT teacher, Erika Rosenberg, will be offering a CCT course this fall at the University of California-Berkeley. The course meets on Mondays, October 5-November 30, from 7-9pm. Tuition is $285/person. To register, please complete this submission form.
Principal Founder of CCT, Thupten Jinpa, Releases New Book, A Fearless Heart
Thupten Jinpa’s new book, A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives, teaches and inspires! Filled with remarkable stories of transformation that have resulted from the practice of compassion, including Jinpa’s extraordinary personal story, this book conveys lessons of CCT in a whole new way. Read about Jinpa’s journey; from a monastery in India to fatherhood in Montreal, and all the lessons learned in between. A Fearless Heart is available to order here.
Think about stress in a new way with CCT Senior Teacher Kelly McGonigal
Kelly McGonigal shares the surprising science behind stress in her latest book,mThe Upside of Stress: Why Stress is Good For You, and How to Get Good at It. She is known for her popular TED Talk on this topic, “How to Make Stress Your Friend,” and in her new book, she dives into the research to show we can actually lead a healthier life when we know how to embrace stress. Click here to order your copy of Kelly’s book now.
New Workbook by Margaret Cullen and Colleagues
Margaret Cullen, senior CCT teacher, and Gonzalo Brito Pons, certified CCT instructor, co-authored the new workbook: The Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance Workbook: An Eight-Week Program for Improved Emotion Regulation and Resilience, which is listed as #1 New Release in Mood Disorders on Amazon. Order your copy here!
The book brings together the fundamentals of mindfulness based stress reduction with a focus on the understanding and management of emotions, including challenging emotions such as fear and anger, as well as the cultivation of forgiveness, compassion and kindness. The nature and function of emotions are explored and there are 11 guided meditations and visualizations that accompany the book.