Compassion Meditation as a Resource for Therapists with Leah Weiss
Experience a day-long immersion in compassion cultivation, based on the Stanford Compassion Training program developed by psychologists, scientists, and contemplative scholars at Stanford University (ccare.stanford.edu). Explore strategies for strengthening self-compassion, connecting with others, finding peace in difficult circumstances, and overcoming compassion fatigue. This workshop will include lecture, breathing practices, meditation, self-reflection, and discussion. You will also learn about strategies for sharing these practices with clients in the context of psychotherapy.
Leah Weiss , PhD, LCSW, is director of Compassion Education for CCARE, Stanford University. She is a contemplative educator whose research focuses on the application of meditation in secular contexts. Weiss has taught in a variety of settings, including at Harvard-affiliated hospitals, the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights, the Alzheimer's Association, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. In 2008, she cofounded the Foundation for Active Compassion, a nonprofit organization that provides meditation practices of compassion and wisdom to people involved in social service and social change work.
*This course meets the qualifications for continuing education credits for MFT and/or LCSW as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, and for registered nurses.
**CIIS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CIIS maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.