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Compassion Cultivation Training – CCT©

What is Compassion Cultivation Training?

Compassion Cultivation Training – CCT© is an eight-week course developed in the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University’s School of Medicine. The program is designed to develop the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness for oneself and for others. Compassion Cultivation Training is an educational program designed to help you improve your resilience and feel more connected to others—ultimately providing an overall sense of well-being. CCT integrates traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion. The CCT protocol was developed at Stanford University by a team of contemplative scholars, clinical psychologists, and researchers.

 In this course, students will learn how to:

  • Increase kindness and compassion for themselves and others.

  • Develop profound levels of serenity, resilience, and creativity.

  • Calm the mind and direct thoughts more positively.

  • Sharpen their ability to focus and pay attention.

  • Access a variety of self-care skills and techniques.

 The resulting benefits are:

  • Enhanced ability to feel compassion for oneself and others.

  • Increased calmness and ability to handle stressful situations.

  • Better engagement and communication in relationships.

  • Self-evaluation and mindfulness when feeling overwhelmed.

  • Increased job satisfaction and decreased job overwhelm.

  • A more pleasurable, nurturing life at home or with family.

Who participates in Compassion Training?

CCT is designed to support anyone who wants to cultivate compassion for themselves and for others. This includes parents, caregivers, educators, healthcare professionals, therapists, executives, public servants, and people in a wide range of professions and life contexts.

Scientific studies suggest that a kind and compassionate attitude can greatly reduce the distress we feel in difficult situations and become a profound personal resource in times of stress. Through instruction and the interactive nature of the processes incorporated in this course, you will have opportunities to cultivate new ways in which to access, recognize, and strengthen compassion and empathy − as a default response to the ever-present challenges that characterize our human experience.

This course is eligible for 14 CE credits for Psychologists, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, LMFTs, and Nurses. For more information, contact Lineth at

This class is limited to 30 people.

 About Lineth

Lineth Jezek is certified through the Compassion Institute and Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) to teach Compassion Cultivation Training-CCT©. Born and raised in Costa Rica, she relocated to United States in 2008 to continue working in global business. Lineth holds an MBA from Universidad Latina, Costa Rica. Her background includes training in meditation, yoga, nonviolent communication, and emotional wellbeing. She is honored to facilitate compassion cultivation training in communities in the United States and Costa Rica, facilitating training in English and Spanish. Lineth looks forward to helping CCT participants develop genuine compassion, emotional awareness, and a deeper sense of happiness as a sustainable source of wellbeing.

Learning, studying, and practicing compassion has enriched her life in so many positive ways. Planting the seed of compassion in her own life has helped her to rejoice in the beauty of our humanity, find strength of spirit, and live with more joy. She keeps that experience and purpose at the core of her teaching. She wants others to learn how compassion cultivation can support them in their everyday lives. Contact Lineth at or email her:

CE credits are available for Psychologists, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, LMFTs, and Nurses.

  • CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program.

  • The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.

  • The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

  • SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California.

  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

  • For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact Compassion Institute, Inc. at For questions about CE, visit or contact David Lukoff, PhD at

It is the sole responsibility of the participant to arrive on time, sign in and out at each class, and submit a separate course evaluation form at the end of the final class. No partial CE credit is available if more than one class is missed. Participants interested in obtaining CE credits for this course, must enroll when registering for the class. Participants may not add CE credits to the registration after the registration is complete. CE credits for other professions are not available at this time. Participants can earn 14 CE credits for the Compassion Cultivation Training class for a fee of $75.

$395. Includes course instruction, materials, and guided meditation recordings.
$75. CE credits fee for those working in healthcare who want to earn 14 CE credits.

If you are interested in learning about the Compassion Cultivation Training, we invite you to attend this free session with Lineth Jezek and have all your questions answered.

Compassion Cultivation Training - CCT© Please register.
Class Start Date: Saturday June 1st - End Date: Saturday July 27th, 2019.
8 Consecutive Saturdays. Please note: No class on Saturday July 6th.
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Just Breathe Yoga Rivermark. 3971 Rivermark Plaza, Santa Clara, CA 95054

FREE Info Session:

If you are interested in learning about the Compassion Cultivation Training, we invite you to attend this free session with Lineth Jezek and have all your questions answered.

Saturday May 4th,  2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Just Breathe Yoga Rivermark. 3971 Rivermark Plaza, Santa Clara, CA 95054.
The event is free. Kindly, please register. We need a headcount to prepare information for you.

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