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For the First time in Miami, we will be offering Stanford's Compassion Cultivation Training developed at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education.

This 8-week program designed to develop the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness for oneself and for others. CCT integrates traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion. The CCT protocol was developed at Stanford University by a team of contemplative scholars, clinical psychologists, and researchers. Cultivating compassion goes beyond feeling more empathy and concern for others. It develops the strength to be with suffering, the courage to take compassionate action, and the resilience to prevent compassion fatigue. Compassion cultivation can also support one’s own health, happiness, and well-­­being, increasing self-­­compassion and self-­­care, reducing stress, anxiety, and depression, and enhancing connection with others.

Wednesday Afternoon CCT with Maria Paula Jimenez
January 17 -  March 7, 2018
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Maria Paula Jimenez is the Assistant Director of Training and Programs for the UMindfulness Initiative at the University of Miami. She is a certified teacher for the Compassion Cultivation Training Program at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and assistant teacher for the Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance Program at UCSD Center for Mindfulness. Prior to arriving at the University of Miami, she offered mindfulness and compassion training in Colombia, Chile, Mexico & Spain and she had a private practice which integrated psychotherapy with a contemplative approach. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Los Andes University with a minor in Business Administration. In addition, she studied Corporate Social Responsibility at Sergio Arboleda University and Integrative Therapies at the School of Medicine at El Rosario University.

Fee: 
UM Student Member of the Wellness Center: $250
Member of the Wellness Center: $350
General Public: $400

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CCT Registration Process:

Registration is required for all of these courses as we have limited available spaces. Registrants must be 18 years of age or older to register.

A limited number of scholarships are available; if you are interested in applying click here. 

Wellness Center Address:

Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center
1241 Theo Dickinson Dr.
Coral Gables, FL  33146 
University of Miami