Workshops and Events
CMC brings the principles of mindfulness and compassion into the heart of our communities by offering programs at our center and working in collaboration with local organizations, schools, agencies, and individuals from our communities. See details below for upcoming mindfulness and compassion-based workshops and events.
CBCT® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training) is a meditation-based method with the primary aim of helping to build compassion. CBCT has been widely researched with a number of promising outcomes, including: increased resilience to stress, improved empathic accuracy, decreased depression and loneliness, and increased hopefulness. CBCT® is offered in collaboration with Emory University. opportunity offers tools to expand compassion toward wider and wider circles.
Dates: 4-Day Workshop: Friday - Saturday, April 14-15, 2017 and May 19-20, 2017
All days: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Timothy Harrison
Open to: all in the community, especially those looking to cultivate compassion in their lives and work
MSC for Pain: Practical Tools for for Alleviating Pain Workshop is a day long opportunity for individuals with physical pain to join Dr. Chris Germer and Dr. Susan Pollak for a day of self-compassion and mindfulness. When we feel pain, we instinctively tense up and worry about it. The opposite, mindfulness, is a simple mental practice that can bring significant relief to those suffering from pain. Research shows that self-compassion is powerfully associated with mental and physical wellbeing, including reduced pain. You do not need any experience with mindfulness or self-compassion to attend. All you need is an open mind and a sincere wish to live your life more fully.
Dates: April 22, 2017, 9:30-4:30 pm - 1-Day Workshop
Instructors: Christopher Germer PhD and Susan Pollak MTS EdD
Open to: all in the community, particularly those with physical pain
Mindfulness and Biofeedback for Resilience and Self-Regulation Workshop: "Together, mindfulness and biofeedback provide us with a powerful approach to optimizing our ability to self-regulate and increase resilience in the face of life challenges" Join clinical psychologist Inna Khazan, PhD BcB, in looking at integrating both mindfulness and biofeedback in to addressing overall health and well-being.
Dates: June 2-3, 2017 - 2-Day Non-Residential Workshop, 8:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Inna Khazan, PhD BcB
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Open to: all in the community, particularly those interested in learning more about mindfulness and biofeedback
Mind in Labor Workshop: For expectant mothers and a support in their life to learn through this 2-day workshop how to cultivate present moment awareness for meeting whatever childbirth experience might unfold.
Dates: July 21-23, 2017
Friday, July 21, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm, Saturday, July 22, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Sunday, July 23, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Instructor: Danielle Schuman-Olivier CNM, MSN
Open to: expectant mothers and a support in their life (spouse, partner, family member, doula etc)