Compassion is a trait that can be developed and expanded
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2017 CBCT® Teacher Certification Retreat

Left Quote SymbolCBCT® is a cognitively-based compassion training that deliberately and systematically works to cultivate compassion. Through progressive exercises (beginning with the development of attentional stability and progressing through various analytical meditations), 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. Left Quote Symbol

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Course Offerings

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CBCT® at Emory School of Medicine

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The Scientific Basis of Compassion

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CBCT® Research

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CBCT® Resources for Course Participants

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Recursos CBCT® em português

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Recursos CBCT® en Español

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Resources for Certified CBCT® Teachers

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CBCT® Certified Teacher Directory

CBCT®

CBCT® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training) is a method for cultivating greater well-being through the use of reflective practices.  Developed at Emory University in 2004 by Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD, CBCT is based on centuries-old techniques from the Indo-Tibetan tradition.  Negi drew from the lojong tradition, a set of meditative practices designed to bring about ‘thought transformation,’ to create this contemporary and secular method.  CBCT is independent from—and in many ways supportive of—any faith or belief system.

Analytical mental exercises are used to progressively foster compassion through a process that begins with the stabilization of attention and awareness of mental activity.   With increased calmness of mind, the practitioner can cultivate a greater sense of closeness and connectedness with others, strengthening compassionate concern while avoiding related distress from empathic fatigue.

CBCT® offers tools to expand compassion toward wider and wider circles.  The practices support the growth of a number of mental states and behaviors valued across cultures, such as kindness, gratitude, generosity, and warm-heartedness.  The fundamental premise is that compassion is a trait that can be developed and expanded. This view is supported by contemporary science as well as by most spiritual traditions.  For more information about CBCT or enrolling in our Foundation Course or CBCT® Teacher Certification Program, please visit  our Course Offerings page:  Course Offerings



FALL CBCT® FOUNDATION COURSE ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN! 

Cost is $395.00 for the general public, $195 for registered, full-time Emory students and $295 for full-time Emory employees or students enrolled full-time at other degree granting institutions.  To register, click here:  Enroll for Fall CBCT®

Limited scholarship assistance is available.  Contact: CBCT@emory.edu