CBCT 2019 Training

July 25-28, 2019

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Compassion Training for Caregivers
CBCT ® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training) for Caregivers: Educators, Healthcare Providers, Parents and all Caregivers

Instructor: Timothy Harrison, Emory University and Suzanne Westbrook, MD

Location: 1035 Cambridge Street, Suite 21A, Cambridge MA

Dates: July 25-28, 2019 

Thursday (6 pm – 9 pm), Friday (9:00 am – 5:00 pm),
Saturday (9 am – 5 pm), Sunday (9 am – 4 pm)


Cost: Early Bird Rate through Friday, May 31: $600;
Saturday, June 1 through course start: $650

Minority and need-based scholarships available: www.chacmc.org/scholarship
50% off for CHA patients and employees - email cmc@challiance.org
Tuition Reimbursement available for benefits-eligible CHA employees

Please note: Space for this course is limited.


CBCT® has helped many caregivers to gain increased resilience to stress and to cultivate a more sustainable sense of compassion for oneself and for others.
CBCT® is a structured sequence of meditation exercises designed to strengthen mental
stability, deepen awareness and understanding of thoughts and emotions, and support
the growth of our inherent capacity to care for others. The aim of the practices is to
generate and sustain a more robust, inclusive, and warm-hearted responsiveness, while
protecting from the side effects of empathetic distress, burnout, and secondary trauma
that are all-too- common for healthcare professionals.

Developed in 2004 by Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD, a former Tibetan Buddhist monk and
Executive Director of the Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based
Ethics at Emory, CBCT is drawn from 8 th century Indo-Tibetan Buddhist contemplative
practices and aligned with contemporary scientific understanding to create a program
supportive of individuals from any – or no – faith tradition.
CBCT has been widely researched with a number of promising outcomes including:
improved physiological resilience to stress, improved empathic accuracy, increased
hopefulness, decreased depression and loneliness, and increased compassion.
CBCT is offered by the Cambridge Health Alliance in collaboration with Emory University.


Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT) was a great mix of practice and theory.
It really got me thinking about the roots of compassion and what it means to strengthen
my own capacity for it. This training gathered participants from a wider variety of backgrounds, and I truly valued the opportunity to connect with them and share in their process.
Therapist in Private Practice

[After participating in] CBCT with Tim Harrison at CHA, I began to incorporate
compassion practices into my daily meditation and witnessed how they resonate deeply
with mindfulness practices and inform them as well. CBCT is part of what this world
needs now more than ever.
– Family Physician and MBSR Instructor

I came to CBCT after two other mindfulness courses, and I really appreciated the
unique approach of this course. Tim did a wonderful job covering a wide range of
material in a short period of time. I still use the guided recordings; they are helpful for
wherever you are on the path of well-being
. - MBSR and MSC Course Participant

Questions? Contact cmc@challiance.org or 617-591- 6132



The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association and Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the criteria for 20 continuing education credits for psychologists and nurses through IMP. Thisprogram has been approved for Social Work Continuing Education 20 hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work. 

Learning Objectives for the course include that the end of this event, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of integrating mindfulness, present-moment awareness and compassion within their practice and teaching
  • Describe and engage with practices related to the emergence of compassion and connection, being able to engage knowledge of relevant research in supporting the CBCT practices
  • Demonstrate innovative, conceptual and experiential methods for being warm and fully present with their experience (self-compassion) and supporting their clients/patients experience of the world

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To learn more about the Center for Mindfulness & Compassion - and our programs - please visit us at chacmc.org




Refund policy: There is a $75 registration fee if cancelling at least 8 days before the workshop. 50% refund can be between 7 days and 24 hours before the workshop. No Refund is available if cancellation is within 24 hours of workshop start time. 

For online registration, we only accept credit card payments. If you would like to pay by check, we ask that you deliver the check in-person. Please contact us at cmc@challiance.org if you would like to register and pay by check.