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Cognitively Based Compassion Training (CBCT(R)) with Rebecca Ivester


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The CBCT® course includes mindfulness and present moment awareness and more. “CBCT® is a cognitively-based compassion training that deliberately and systematically works to cultivate compassion. Through progressive exercises, one gains insight into how one's attitudes and behaviors support or hinder compassionate response. The practice of CBCT intensifies the desire to help others, allowing compassion to become more natural and spontaneous in one's everyday life. It also helps increase personal resiliency by grounding one in realistic expectations of self and others.”  

Rebecca H. F. Ivester is credentialed as a certified CBCT® instructor and a Charleston-based writer and teacher. All participants of the course will be provided password-protected guided meditation recordings.

CBCT® (COGNITIVELY-BASED COMPASSION TRAINING) WAS DEVELOPED BY PROFESSOR LOBSANG TENZIN NEGI OF EMORY UNIVERSITY.  ALL RIGHTS PROTECTED. CBCT® IS A PROGRAM OF THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPLATIVE SCIENCE AND COMPASSION-BASED ETHICS AT EMORY UNIVERSITY.

Spring 2019 CBCT® courses with Rebecca Ivester

Two Workshop-style Long Weekends per Course

February 2019 Course:

Weekend One:

2/08, Friday 6-8 pm - Intro (Overview; Nurturing Moment)

2/09, Saturday 10:30 am-12:30 pm - Module 1 (Stabilizing Attention)

2/09, Saturday 3-5 pm - Module 2 (Awareness of Inner Experience)

2/10, Sunday 2:30-4:30 pm - Module 3a. (Realistic Self-Compassion)

Weekend Two:

2/22, Friday 6-8 pm - Module 3b. (Realistic Self-Compassion)

2/23, Saturday 10:30 am-12:30 pm - Module 4 (Equanimity)

2/23, Saturday 3-5 pm - Module 5 (Appreciation & Affection for Others)

2/24, Sunday 2:30-4:30 pm - Module 6 (Empathy Engaged Compassion)

This course costs $145 and includes both weekends.

As a certified CBCT® instructor, Rebecca Ivester endeavors to increase compassion for self and others in the workplace and the world. She sees applications for CBCT® to address “burnout” syndrome in high-stress professions such as teaching and healthcare, home caregivers and as a countermeasure for social, political, racial, and economic polarization in society. With a background in science, she is also interested in assisting research on contemplative techniques.

CBCT® has an officially registered trademark. CBCT®(Cognitively-Based Compassion Training) was developed by Professor Lobsang Tenzin Negi of Emory University. All rights protected. CBCT® is a program of the Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics at Emory University.