Eight-week course in CCT

An 8-week course

Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is an 8-week program proven to increase ones ability to tolerate difficult emotions and accept suffering in ourselves and others.

The program includes training in compassion for one’s own suffering as well as the suffering of others (including a loved one, a stranger, a difficult person, and all living beings). While the foundation of compassion training is rooted in mindfulness (the paying attention to the present moment without judgement), the focus within compassion training is to notice and pay attention to suffering - thereby becoming motivated to relieve that suffering.

Emotional and mental well-being

CCT introduces a variety of skills and techniques for emotional and mental well-being and is designed to promote qualities of compassion and empathy, and to cultivate kindness towards self, others and difficult people. Developed at Stanford University in 2009, an increasing number of studies show that Compassion Cultivation Training has a number of positive effects on our well-being.

The Danish Center for Mindfulness is the first to offer courses in Denmark, just as the Center now offers the CCT teacher-training in cooperation with the Compassion Institute. Following completion, participants will receive certification from CCARE at Stanford University, Compassion Institute and Aarhus University.  

CCT-certified psychologist Nanja Holland Hansen is the primary teacher. She also researches whether CCT reduces psychological distress in informal caregivers of people with a mental illness.

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