Learn the science and skills people need to shift from survival mode into thriving mode. This comprehensive course combines skills taught separately in other trainings — mindfulness, compassion-based meditation, imagery and breath-work — giving you the tools needed to live a more purposeful life.
Explore mindful self-healing practices through guided meditation to achieve a calmer, more focused, less stress-reactive mind.
Immerse yourself in compassion-based meditation to build self-care, unlearn social biases and develop a socially fair and responsive heart.
Learn embodied practices such as breath work and posture to nourish your nervous system in developing connection and well-being.
The training begins with four mindfulness-based self-healing modules.
Embracing Suffering with Body Mindfulness
Stopping Reactive Habits with Mindful Sensitivity
Breaking Free of Stress with Mindful Awareness
Mindful Insight: The Lifelong Path of Self-Healing
The training continues with four compassion-based social healing modules.
Disarming Social Stress and Bias with Equal Empathy
Healing Reactive Emotions and Beliefs with Self-Compassion
Cultivating Prosocial Emotions with Wise Give and Take
Embodying a Resilient Self and Life with Caring Imagery
Compassion-Based Resilience Training is for anyone wishing a comprehensive training method for building resilience, including living mindfully and compassionately; cultivating well-being, and transforming stress while helping others.
The course is appropriate for those experienced in mindfulness and compassion practices as well as beginners.
Our research has shown that it is effective at building resilience in all people including those with higher levels of stress, such as people facing major illness or trauma, health providers, humanitarian aid workers, caregivers, teachers as well as those in marginalized communities facing high levels of stress due to systematic oppression.
In combination with learning about the science of meditation, I learned to meditate in a way that alleviates anxiety...The benefits are great— beyond estimation.
I feel much happier and able to cope with life’s changes. I feel so grateful to have been able to participate in the [training].
I loved the feeling I had during and after each meditation session. I also felt a great sense of community with the other [participants] present.
Although I have done some form of mindfulness practice for years, the study jump-started me into beginning a more serious meditation practice.
Our goal is to make CBRT accessible to all. We offer a sliding scale for our programs, please consider the option that best fits your situation:
Fair: For those with sufficient financial resources and who can pay fair value ($549)
Rebalanced: For those with more than enough financial resources and a desire to support access for others to help rebalance systemic inequity ($749)
Supported: For those with currently limited financial resources who will benefit from access supplemented by the community ($349)
Compassion-Based Resilience Training is a modular training that teaches the science and skills people need to reduce stress, build resilience, and cultivate lives of well-being, engagement, and purpose. It empowers people to develop a more resilient mind, heart, and body by combining skills taught separately in other trainings—mindfulness, compassion, imagery, and breath-work—into one step-by-step introduction, educating lay and professional groups in the full spectrum of mind/body research and contemplative skills.
CBRT was developed in 1998 by Joe Loizzo, MD, PhD, Founder and Director of Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, by integrating timeless techniques of contemplative self-regulation from India and Tibet with contemporary breakthroughs in neuroscience, positive psychology, and optimal health. It has been offered continuously since then at New York Hospital, and the University Hospitals of Columbia and Cornell.
What do I need to participate in this training?
You will need a computer with Zoom installed. We also recommend a comfortable and quiet space for the meditations.
If I miss a class, are there make-up classes?
There are no make-up classes, but instructors record every session and will make that recording available to you after each class. In addition all of the course materials and meditations are available to you online.
I can’t make the course times, will you offer courses at another time?
We are always offering new courses, check back here, or better yet sign up here to be notified when we’ve opened registration for a new training.
Is there homework? How much?
Between weekly meetings students are encouraged to practice the assigned mediation 2–3 times per week. The meditations are generally no longer than 10–15 minutes.
How much time will I need to put in every week?
Students participate in 1.5 hour weekly live online meetings, plus 10–15 minutes of mediation at least 2–3 times per week.
I want to learn to meditate. Is this course for me?
Yes, this course is open to those who want to learn to meditate as well as experienced meditators.
Can I download the class materials (audio and video)?
Students can download audio files, the student manual and supplemental reading materials. Videos are not downloadable.
Can I pay in installments?
Nalanda Institute asks that all students pay in full prior to the first class.
Do you offer full scholarships?
Nalanda Institute offers sliding scale tuition. At this time the Institute does not offer full tuition scholarships.
What is the refund policy?
Tuition is non-refundable once the class starts.
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