Compassion-Based Resilience Training (CBRT)
June 21 to August 9, 2022
Depending on interest, the course is most likely to be offered in Spanish. Connect with us for further details.
Nalanda Institute’s Compassion-Based Resilience Training (CBRT) is a complete, evidence-based method of training the resilience of mind, heart, and body we need to sustain lives of well-being, engagement and purpose in our interdependent world. It was developed and tested at the university hospitals of Columbia and Cornell, where it has been offered continuously since 1998.
The course empowers people to develop a more resilient mind, heart, and body by combining skills taught separately in other trainings—mindfulness, compassion, imagery, and breathwork—into one step-by-step introduction, providing the most cost-effective way of learning of the full spectrum of mind/body research and contemplative skills.
The course was developed 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.
The training consists of eight classes of 90 minutes each, composed of meditations, presentations, and dialogue, in a contemplative, intimate, and respectful atmosphere. Each class serves as an exploration of each of the 8 modules of the training.
8 sessions of 90 minutes
Once a week. The sessions are recorded for future consultation.
and audio recordings.
|June 21||1. Embracing Suffering with Body Mindfulness|
|June 28||2. Stopping Reactive Habits with Mindful Sensitivity|
|July 5||3. Breaking Free of Confusion with Open Awareness|
|July 12||4. Mindful Insight: The Lifelong Path of Self-Healing|
|July 19||5. Disarming Social Bias and Reactivity with Equal Empathy|
|July 26||6. Healing Reactive Emotions and Beliefs with Self-Compassion|
|August 1||7. Cultivating Prosocial Emotions with Wise Give and Take|
|August 9||8. Embodying a Resilient Self and Life with Caring Imagery|
How does the course work?
We will meet 8 times between June 21 and August 9. Each session lasts 90 minutes and is offered via Zoom (virtual platform).
Between classes, participants have access to the student manual and the corresponding activities, which are put in practice at home (as time allows).
Weekly schedule (Tuesdays)
- 4:30 pm EUA, PST
- 6:30 pm Central México & Bogotá
- 7:30 pm Santiago
- 8:30 pm Brasilia
Research & Applications
Research studies conducted at Weill Cornell Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine with women recovering from breast cancer found that CBRT reduces biomarkers of stress, improves quality of life, lowers social-emotional and cultural role stress, enhances resilience and overall functioning, and markedly decreases post-traumatic symptoms including intrusive thinking and traumatic avoidance. Ongoing studies of the training are underway.
Who’s the Course for?
The course is open for anyone interested in cultivating a more contemplative life with an increased capacity for self-knowledge, health, and wellbeing. Therapists, psychologists, and health and teaching professionals will find the course of particular interest.
The cost of the course is $250.00 USD for Latin American students, and $350.00 USD for people in the global North.
- If you sign up with a friend (2 people), each will receive a $25 USD discount.
- If you are interested in joining and don’t have the financial resources to do so, please contact us.
There’s a minimum of 12 people registered for the course to run.
Complete these two simple steps to register: