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Compassion in Connection 3-Day Summit — Rhinebeck, NY, Rhinebeck , NY , United States

Steve Hickman

October 26, 2018 - October 28, 2018

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with Thupten Jinpa, Kristin Neff, Tenzin Negi, Monica C. Worline, Dennis Tirch, Geshe Lobsang, Christopher Germer, Steven Hickman, Michelle Becker, Kc Branscomb, Timothy Harrison, Rhoda Schuling, Karen Bluth and Lorraine M. Hobbs


There are many diverse ways to alleviate suffering, but compassion and connection are always part of the process. In the growing field of compassion teaching, it’s not easy to keep up with the latest programs, developments, challenges, and successes. Join top leaders in the field to explore how compassion work is affecting change and making a difference in people’s lives.

Whether you are already teaching compassion, or are interested in learning more about compassion as a general subject, this community-building conference brings together various compassion programs all in one place and provides an opportunity to:

  • Learn about the distinctive competencies of major compassion programs
  • Differentiate compassion programs from mindfulness programs or programs focused only on sympathetic or pure empathic responses
  • Explore larger issues of science-based efficacy
  • Network with other compassion professionals—teachers, therapists, scholars, and researchers

The conference includes presentations about the five empirically supported compassion training programs, a panel discussion on working with specific communities of need and the variations they may require compassion meditation sessions, and more.

Professionals can explore different programs and learn what each has to offer. Nonprofessionals can learn more about the field of compassion training, immersing themselves in the breadth and depth of this discipline. Everyone can gain information, new insights, and connections.

More Information:
ACCME and APA credits are available for $80. All other available CE credits are $50. Teachers are subject to change.


The faculty recommends you read the following books and articles in preparation for the course:

A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives by Thupten Jinpa, PhD
Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff
The Mindful Path of Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions by Christopher K. Germer
Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living: A New Training Programme to Deepen Mindfulness with Heartfulness by Erik van den Brink and‎ Frits Koster
The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Overcoming Anxiety: Using Compassion-Focused Therapy to Calm Worry, Panic, and Fear (The New Harbinger Compassion-Focused Therapy Series) by Dennis Tirch and Paul Gilbert
Mindfulness and Compassion Skills to Overcome Self-Criticism and Embrace Who You Are by Karen Bluth
Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power That Elevates People and Organizations by Monica C. Worline and Jane E. Dutton
The following article and original paper by Rhoda Schuling, et al:
A parallel-group, randomized controlled trial into the effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (MBCL)
The Co-creation and Feasibility of a Compassion Training


October 26, 2018
October 28, 2018


Steve Hickman


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Rhinebeck, NY 12572 United States
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