(Cognitively-Based Compassion Training)

CBCT® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training) is an interactive, thought-provoking course based on a 6-module learning framework for cultivating compassion -- for self and others. Within CBCT®, compassion is defined as the desire to alleviate the distress or struggle of others by promoting their well-being. CBCT® includes a variety of reflective and breathing exercises helpful for exploring critical insights one’s mindsets and attitudes and how they might be shifted in an effort to engage more healthy living. The practice of CBCT® intensifies the desire to help others, allowing compassion to become more natural and spontaneous in one's everyday life. Common outcomes of the work include increased personal resiliency, and a more inclusive attitude toward others.

CBCT® with CREATE Edcuators

Working in the field of education is hard. It is an intellectually, emotionally, and mentally demanding profession. Within a community of CREATE of educators, you will learn to:

Harness the breath to calm your body and refocus your mind in the midst of a hectic day

Investigate negative (unhealthy) thought patterns that distract and keep you from making clear and informed decisions 

Create mental space to consider new perspectives on old situations 

Fuel up, find balance, reconnect to with your why, and revitalize your personal and professional practices

This work is done in partnership with Emory University's Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics, whose mission is to promote human flourishing by developing educational programs, facilitating dialogue, and engaging in research. 

CREATE Educator Testimonials

Emory University Certified CBCT Instructors

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Rosalynne Duff

Equity Coordinator

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Ayodele Harrison

Assistant Director

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Maya Jenkins

Instructional Mentor

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I participate if I am unfamiliar with reflective and breathing exercises?

Yes. CBCT® is appropriate for beginners as well as more experienced practitioners. No previous experience is necessary.


​Is this course religiously or spiritually based?

No. This class is designed to support people who practice all religions, as well as those of no religious faith -- the term we use for this is "secular". 


Is the course interactive?

Yes. Participants will be invited to ‘roll up their sleeves’ and work independently and collectively to complete a variety of exercises and contemplative practices designed to deepen their understanding of the course content.


How much does the course cost?

There is no cost for experienced educators and personnel working in CREATE schools.


If I register, will I get in?

While this course has been very popular in recent years, we believe most everyone who signs up using this form will be granted a space. That said, completion of this form does not guarantee admission to the course.


Learn more about the CBCT and the Center for Contemplative Sciences and Compassion-Based Ethics: http://compassion.emory.edu/index.html