Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT)

What is CCT?

Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is an 8 week personal and professional development course designed at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. and taught around the world by Certified Facilitators.  The program includes practical tools and exercises designed to enhance your awareness, compassion and resilience.

Why is it important?

CCT will help you relate more positively to others and engage more successfully with friends, family, clients, patients, staff and coworkers.

  • Read more here about the benefits of CCT and similar programs for business.
  • Read more here about the benefits of CCT in healthcare and service positions.

What will I get out of it?

You’ll walk away from each CCT class with tools and practices you can immediately put to work. CCT will give you tools to:

  • Improve awareness
  • Increase connection to others, to increase your effectiveness and influence
  • Decrease the distress you may feel in difficult situations

How is the course structured?

CCT is a two-hour weekly interactive class. Class includes:

  • Group discussion to share learning experiences
  • Meditation to improve awareness
  • Listening and communication exercises to strengthen compassion
  • Homework: Daily compassion meditation practices and real-world assignments

Who participates in CCT?

CCT is designed for anyone who wants to increase their awareness and cultivate compassion for themselves and for others. This includes community leaders, business owners, parents, caregivers, educators, healthcare professionals, therapists, executives, public servants, and people in a wide range of professions and life contexts.

Who is the instructor?

Aly Waibel, PhD, has over ten years of experience teaching adults in a variety of businesses and communities. She was one of the first Certified Instructors of CCT, and is currently the only Certified Instructor in Central Oregon. Since 2013, Aly has facilitated public and private CCT classes in Tucson, AZ, Portland, OR and Bend, OR. She is the Executive Director of Opportunity Knocks, a peer mentorship nonprofit organization for business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Continuing Education credits

Continuing Education credits are available for Psychologists, LCSWs, MFTs, LMTs and Nurses.

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