Compassion Cultivation Training
taught by Diane Hetrick
Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is an eight-week course designed to develop the qualities of compassion, empathy and kindness for oneself and others. The course, developed by a team of contemplative scholars, clinical psychologists and researchers at Stanford University, combines traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion and is offered in a secular presentation. The training includes:
Mindfulness: Daily meditation, visualization and breathing practices to develop loving-kindness, empathy and compassion
Coursework: Two-hour weekly classes that include lecture, discussion and in-class listening and communcation exercises with partners and small groups
Assignments: Real-world homework to help you practice compassionate thought and action
In this course, individuals will learn how to:
- Increase kindness and compassion for themselves and others
- Develop deeper levels of serenity, resilience and creativity
- Calm the mind and direct thoughts more positively
- Sharpen their ability to focus and pay attention
- Access a variety of self-care and techniques
Cultivating compassion goes beyond feeling more concern and empathy for others. It develops the strength to be with suffering, the courage to take compassion action, and resilience in the face of life's challenges. Each of us can nurture and grow our compassionate instinct, like a plant carefully cultivated from a seed. This process requires patience, steady care, proper tools and a supportive environment.
Pricing and Scholarships
The course fee is $300.
If you are interested in financial assistance, CCFW offers two options:
- Income-based reduced fee of $225, available to individuals with an annual household income from all sources of $60,000 or less. For more details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- A limited number of scholarships are available per course. To apply for a scholarship, please review criteria and complete the application form at https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/mindful/237140 Note: Scholarship applicants will be notified no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class (4/20/17). Applicants must wait to register for the course until a decision has been made in order to qualify.
If you are a UW Affiliate and have department approval to pay using a UW budget transfer, you may register for a 25% discount ($225). Please add your department budget number at check out.
Continuing Education Credits
Pay $5 at registration to receive a Certificate of Completion for 16 credit hours for licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and social workers in Washington State. Please note: the fee for requesting a Certificate of Completion for credit hours AFTER the course begins is $20.
If you cancel up to two weeks prior to the event (4/27/17), you will receive a full refund less a $5 processing fee. If you cancel within two weeks leading up to the event, you will receive a partial refund of 50% minus a $5 processing fee. Refunds cannot be granted on or after the day the class begins.
Pay it Forward - Support the Scholarship Fund
If you are able to pay more for the course, we encourage you to consider donating to the Mindfulness Outreach Fund which allows CCFW to offer 50% and 100% scholarships to community members to aid in the cost of registration fees for mindfulness courses. Scholarships are awarded to increase accessibility of mindfulness and compassion training for individuals who have limited resources to obtain such training and to those who work in communities experiencing adversity. To make a donation to the scholarship fund, please visit http://giving.uw.edu/mindfulness
8-Class Sessions: Thursdays from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, May 11 - June 29, 2017
About the Instructor
Diane Hetrick has been studying and practicing in the areas of mind-body healing, mindfulness, meditation, and compassion cultivation most of her adult life. Her more than 30 years of experience as a Physical Therapist working with patients with chronic pain and/or illnesses lead her to explore various body and movement practices, including yoga, dance and qigong, and to explore the area of Mindfulness meditation, in order to help people with stress, pain or dysfunction find more ease, and well-being in their lives.
She completed the Certificate in Mindfulness Facilitation training through the Mindfulness Awareness Research Center (MARC) at UCLA. After completing the Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) Teacher Certification Program, offered through the Center for Compassion, Altruism, Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford, she became one of the first certified CCT teachers in the Seattle area. More at: http://www.dianehetrick.com/
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Associate Director of Programs
Center for Child & Family Well-Being