Compassion is a trait that can be developed or expanded!
Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT) is a method for cultivating greater well-being. Developed at Emory University in 2004, CBCT was originally designed to address the rising mental distress of Emory students. It is based on centuries old techniques that have been researched and validated by modern science to create this contemporary and secular method.
For people who have an existing mindfulness practice, This ONE DAY INTENSIVE will cover the essential teachings of CBCT - cultivating self- compassion, empathy and related mental states to increase your own sense of well-being. A perfect addition to your current practice or a great refresher for folks who have already completed the CBCT Training!
Instructor, Amanda P. B. Evans, Ph.D., is a CBCT® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training) teacher and a clinical psychologist, currently completing her postdoctoral residency at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Evans was trained at Emory University, and has dedicated her work to studying the role of contemplative practices in promoting well-being and alleviating psychological distress. Her doctoral research focused on teaching CBCT® to combat veterans struggling with emotional numbing and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Evans has also received extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Clinically, she has a particular interest in working with individuals who have suffered from traumatic experiences. Dr. Evans has taught CBCT® to combat veterans, female prisoners, university students, and adolescents in the Atlanta foster care system.
Members: $90 Non-members: $100
Please feel free to bring your lunch which can be kept refrigerated at the Center or you may walk to several restaurants close by during the lunch break.
IMPORTANT: Once you have registered, return here to download this waiver form required by Emory University CBCT Liability Waiver ETP.pdf and return to the Center for Mindful Living.