Los Gatos – Spring 2015

Compassion Cultivation Training™ (CCT)

Learn how to train your mind to intentionally choose compassionate thoughts and actions and develop skills that help you relate to others—and yourself.

Registration for this course is now CLOSED  (space is limited to 25 students)

Instructors:        Robert Cusick and Adam Burn

Dates:                  March 10 – April 28, 2015

                              Eight Tuesdays | 7:00  9:00 pm

Location:             Los Gatos, CA |14855 Oka Road (2nd Floor)                                                                                                           Addison-Penzak JCC | Silicon Valley Levy Family Campus

Course Fee:         $325

For information and to register please fill out the form below.

Course Description: A compassionate attitude can greatly reduce the distress people feel in difficult situations and become a profound personal resource in times of stress. Through instruction, daily meditation, mindfulness, and in-class interaction, you can strengthen the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness.

Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is an 8-week course designed to develop the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness for oneself and others. It combines traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research to help you lead a more compassionate life. This course was developed by the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University School of Medicine.

More information is available at: http://ccare.stanford.edu/about/mission-vision/

Instructors:

Robert Cusick trained at Stanford University in the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) and is a Stanford certified Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) instructor. He completed Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s multi-year Dedicated Practioner’s Program with Jack Kornfield and others, trained in the Soto Zen tradition while in residence at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, and studied with A.H. Almaas (Hameed Ali) in the Ridhwan School’s Diamond Approach. As a long time meditator and former monk, Robert ordained in Burma under the renowned meditation master, Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw and studied there with him for a number of years. He serves as a bereavement counselor at Kara where he co-leads men’s grieving groups and is a core faculty member for the year-long Contemplative Caregivers Course taught at the San Francisco Zen Center.

You can contact Robert at: https://thecompassiontrain.com/contact/

Adam Burn is a Compassion Cultivation Facilitator-in-training enrolled in the Compassion Cultivation Training™ (CCT) Teacher Certification Program at the Center Center for Compassion and Altruism research and Education, Stanford University. He is a proud veteran of the United States Air Force and holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. While a graduate student, Adam developed a particular affinity toward the neuro-scientific bases of contemplative practices, as empirically demonstrated avenues toward wellbeing for persons suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety, and burnout. Adam has subsequently served in patient support capacities at Mayo Clinic, Stanford University Medical Center, various community-based mental health agencies, in private psychology practices, as well as in detention centers. He has found compassion meditation practice to be a deeply empowering vehicle through which resilience and thriving can be achieved in the face of life’s inevitable challenges.

You can contact Adam at: http://becompassion.org/schedule/

To Register:

Please read the waiver of liability and cancellation/refund policy below and electronically sign by selecting the checkbox for the waiver and selecting the checkbox for the cancellation/refund policy. Students must understand and complete the waiver and cancellation/refund policy in order to register for and attend CCT courses.

Waiver of Liability

I accept full responsibility for my health and voluntarily complete this Acknowledgment and Waiver of Liability. I understand and agree that the services and tools offered by Robert Cusick, Stanford University, CCARE and Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) are not intended to replace or be substituted for medical or psychiatric care. It is recognized that the trainings may at times make participants feel vulnerable. CCT is not a therapeutic intervention for psycho-pathological disorders as defined in the DSM, and is not meant to be used as such. By completing this release and consent I assume all risk for any physical or mental consequences of participating in the course. By signing this release I also specifically and expressly agree to hold harmless, indemnify and release Robert Cusick, Stanford University, CCARE, CCT, and all training staff and each of their respective employees, partners, agents and associates from any and all liability for the results of the educational guidance that will be or has been provided. Moreover, I acknowledge that the particulars shared in this class by other participants are to be maintained as confidential. I will not blog or otherwise report on content shared in this class in any form of media. I also acknowledge that taking this course does not entitle participants to teach course content or represent themselves as affiliates to CCARE/Stanford University.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Full refunds may only be issued if your cancellation request is received no later than two (2) weeks prior to the first class session. A partial refund (minus a $75 processing fee) may be issued if the cancellation request is received between 2 weeks and 3 business days before the first class session. No refunds will be made for cancellations less than 3 business days before the first class session. All refund requests must be sent by email to: info@thecompassiontrain.com.

Payment is required to complete the registration process. The course fee is: $325. When you click on the “Buy Now” button below it will take you directly to the PayPal website. You will get an email confirmation when your payment has been received and your registration is confirmed. Thank you.

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Or, to pay by mail:
Please make your check payable to Robert Cusick and mail to:
90 E. Portola Avenue
Los Altos, CA 94022
For more information or if you have questions:
Contact Robert at: info@thecompassiontrain.com