Professional Development

Compassion Research and Evidence with Lone Fjorback, PhD and Nanja Hansen, PhD

Live online course Mondays, August 8-September 26, 2022 from 8-10am PT

Compassion is a new and developing research area. In the 8-week live online Compassion Research and Evidence course, you will explore the newest research on compassion and gain a deeper understanding of research in the field through eight topics:

  • defining compassion
  • compassion training programs
  • neuroscience
  • education
  • healthcare
  • informal caregivers
  • organizations/leadership

During the course, you will read Sharon Salzberg’s book Loving Kindness: The revolutionary art of happiness. Loving Kindness meditation will be a common thread in the course as each week you’ll be invited to participate in compassion cultivation practices to deepen your learning.

About the Instructors:

Lone Fjorback, PhD, is the Director of the Danish Center for Mindfulness and Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University. She has published research on topics such as mindfulness, compassion, mental health, stress and depression. 

Nanja Holland Hansen, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist and compassion researcher. Her research includes exploration of CCT as a preventive intervention for caregivers of people with a mental illness.

Clinician Care: Burnout Prevention Through Compassion Training with Karen Mott, BSN, RN, OCN and Bornali Basu, PhD

Live Online Training offered in partnership with NYU Silver School of Social Work
May 5, 12, 19, 26, and June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2022
5:30–7:00pm ET (all days)

Clinician Care is an 8-week personal and professional development course based on a compassion training curriculum designed at the Stanford School of Medicine (Compassion Cultivation Training). This program is specifically customized for therapists, nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals, and is available for 12 CE’s upon successful course completion. You will be introduced to practical tools and techniques that can be integrated into your life, providing protection against an inherently stressful work environment while promoting a reconnection with professional meaning.

Evidence Based Benefits

Class Experience

This is an online, live and interactive class. Here is what to expect:

  • Explore how the science of compassion informs burnout prevention
  • Practice evidence-based techniques to counter burnout symptoms
  • Experience guided meditations geared towards building core resilience
  • Participate in exercises to support interpersonal connection

Student comments

“The class was wonderful and I am still practicing techniques, meditations, and skills from the course.”

Physician, New York City

“While having self-compassion was foreign to me initially, it became a useful tool to remain in balance. Instead of my emotions being all consuming, I found I could express them and at the same time, not be consumed by them.”

Healthcare Administrator, New York City

Click here to learn more and register through NYU Silver School of Social Work

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