Following President Robbins’ call for cancellation of all University of Arizona programming, the Community Classroom Program is cancelling all remaining spring 2020 courses and workshops until further notice. Please check back for updates on when this course will be rescheduled.
Calling all helping professionals and those who serve as lay caregivers for those they love: Join us for a course that teaches practices to renew, sustain, and deepen our capacities to love and extent care.
In this four-week class Leslie Langbert offers an introduction to Sustainable Compassion Training (SCT), a relational method of cultivating compassion. This method of compassion highlights our need to experience ourselves as objects of care and compassion in order to extend care and compassion sustainably to others; our need to see others in their deep dignity and worth beyond our limiting labels or ideas in order to extend care more widely; and our need to feel at home with ourselves in order to be a welcoming presence to others. The instructor will provide tools to deepen your experience of receiving care, extending care, and expanding self-care in order to avoid burn out and empathy fatigue.
Each of the sessions includes discussion and learning from both research findings (e.g. including neuroscience, social psychology, and compassion science) and ancient contemplative traditions. Brief guided meditation exercises are included in the sessions as a way to foster the deepening of compassion from an intellectual construct to a sustained heartfelt response to suffering. Participants will be provided with audio recordings to continue practice if they wish.
Prior meditation experience is not required. This workshop is limited to 15 participants.