CBCT Compassion Training

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Date(s) - October 25 - October 27
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

333 Midland - Annex Gallery


CBCT® is a cognitively-based compassion training that deliberately and systematically works to cultivate compassion. Through progressive exercises (beginning with the development of attentional stability and progressing through various analytical meditations), one gains insight into how one’s attitudes and behaviors support or hinder compassionate response. The practice of CBCT intensifies the desire to help others, allowing compassion to become more natural and spontaneous in one’s everyday life. It also helps increase personal resiliency by grounding one in realistic expectations of self and others.

Click here for more about CBCT.

Continuing Education Units may be available.

Marcelo Bento Soares, Ph.D. is Head of the Department of Cancer Biology and Pharmacology and Senior Associate Dean for Research at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. He is a Senior Instructor of CBCT® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training), and a certified teacher of CEB (Cultivating Emotional Balance. Dr. Soares has made significant contributions to the human genome project and to pediatric cancer research in particular. He has been working passionately to bring emotional awareness, resilience and compassion training to healthcare education, to healthcare providers, to educators in the public school system, and to cancer survivors and their partner/caregivers.