‘A compassionate attitude can greatly reduce the distress people feel in difficult situations and can become a profound personal resource …’
CCARE website

Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is an eight-week program developed at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University, and now under the auspices of the Compassion Institute. CCT is designed to help you improve your resilience and feel more connected to others.

CCARE is part of the Stanford School of Medicine and includes contemplative scholars, clinical psychologists, and researchers. The CCT course is suitable for a wide range of participants and contexts.

CCT in Australia

petrina-barsonPetrina Barson is among a small number of Australians certified to teach CCT, and the only one teaching in Melbourne. Petrina is a general practitioner and co-owner of Moreland West Medical Centre. She is also an Honorary Fellow in the Department of General Practice at the University of Melbourne.

Petrina has been teaching CCT to students in the Doctor of Medicine course at the University of Melbourne since 2014. She has also delivered it to groups of health professionals, and to groups drawn from the general community.

Please contact Dr Petrina Barson at petrinalb@icloud.com to enquire about her running a CCT course for your group or organisation.

What is CCT?

On this site: find out about Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT)

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