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TIME: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

DATE: Saturday, November 15 - bsp;November 16, 2014

LOCATION: Berg Hall at Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC) Conference Center, 2nd Floor,
291 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305 United States

This 2-day experiential retreat will teach attendees ways to cultivate compassion towards themselves and others.

Day 1: Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) with Drs. Paul Gilbert and Yotam Heineberg

This full day retreat will include a mixture of discussion and personal practice offering participants an opportunity to engage with various practices developed within framework of Compassion Focused Therapy with Drs Paul Gilbert and Yotam Heineberg.

Many of us will have known joys and hardships in our life. Many of us will have had setbacks, disappointments, losses, and other ways of suffering, and of course we all are growing older! Most of us don’t want to suffer and would rather find happiness. While there are some misfortunes in life we can’t avoid, we can learn how to orientate our lives and our relationships with ourselves and others in such a way that we can better ride the ups and downs of life. In fact, there is now very good scientific evidence that taking a compassionate approach to ourselves and others not only helps us cope with life’s difficulties, but also gives us a more meaningful and happier life. So this event explores some sources of our suffering and how to deal with them. We will cover:

• how our brains work and how to use systems in our brain that will help us deal with things that threaten us

• the nature of compassion itself and how to train this part of oneself

• the use of compassionate imagery

• the nature of self-criticism and how to deal with self-criticism compassionately

It will include a mixture of discussion and personal practice offering participants an opportunity to engage with various practices developed within the framework of Compassion-Focused Therapy.

Day 2: Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) with Monica Hanson

Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is an 8-week educational program designed to help you improve your resilience and feel more connected to others—ultimately providing an overall sense of well-being. This full day retreat will teach the core practices of CCT.

CCT combines traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research to help you lead a more compassionate life. Through instruction, daily meditation, mindfulness, and in-class interaction, you can strengthen the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness.

Learn how to train your mind to intentionally choose compassionate thoughts and actions and develop skills that help you relate to others—and yourself.

*Please note that this retreat is non-residential. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and board for both days.*

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Registration for this event is refundable or transferable through November 1, 2014. After November 1st, registration is non-refundable and non-transferrable. To cancel your registration, please send your request in writing to*

*Attention 3-CCARE Event Registrants: please note that the refund/cancellation for deadline for 3-CCARE Event registrations is October 27, 2014. After October 27th registration for the 3-CCARE Events is non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Compassion Week 2014

CCARE is proud to present two other conferences during Compassion Week in addition to the Living Compassionately Retreat: The Science of Compassion 2014 Conference to be held at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, immediately followed by the Compassion & Healthcare Conference.

For more details regarding Compassion Week 2014, please read our blog here.

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