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CBCT® Compassion Training for Clinicians and Healthcare Providers 3-day Intensive

  • Atlanta Center for Wellness 6100 Lake Forrest Drive Sandy Springs, GA, 30328 United States (map)

Compassion Training for Healthcare Providers

CBCT® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training) for Therapists, Doctors, Nurses, Social Workers, and other Healthcare Providers

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CBCT® has helped many healthcare providers to gain increased resilience to stress and to cultivate a more sustainable sense of compassion for oneself and for others.

CBCT® is a structured sequence of analytical meditation exercises designed to strengthen mental stability, deepen awareness and understanding of thoughts and emotions, and support the growth of our inherent capacity to care for others. Designed at Emory University by Geshe Lobsang Negi, Ph.D., it is now being researched and taught around the globe. The aim of the practices is to generate and sustain a robust, inclusive, and warm-hearted responsiveness, while protecting from the side effects of empathetic distress, burnout, and vicarious or secondary trauma that are common for healthcare professionals. Previous meditation experience is not required to take this training.

CBCT® can help support you in continuing your work as a healthcare provider and aims to buffer you from the deleterious impacts of vicarious trauma. This research based, educational program is designed to cultivate compassion for self and others and shield you from compassion fatigue. Using systematic and analytical meditation, the program aims to increase your resiliency, grit and confidence. It aims to help you feel more connected to others, and ultimately provide you with an overall sense of wellbeing. CBCT® is being researched and taught around the globe.

The “cost of caring” doesn’t have to be a sacrificial price when we prepare ourselves for our work with CBCT®.

**It is offered for 20 Core Continued Education Credits for LPCs or equivalent for other healthcare licensure. Continuing education credits recognized by various professional accrediting organizations are available for a number of CBCT Courses including CEUs for psychologists, therapists, social workers and educators, CNEs for nurses and CMEs for physicians. See more details below.

***Please check with your licensing board to see how this would apply.


Jennifer Finch, M.A., LPC, NCC, CMI, CBCT®, SE Level I

Read Jennifer’s full bio here.


Jennifer Finch, Founder and Director of Be Here Now Mindfulness, LLC has been a psychotherapist and longtime meditator for 20+ years. I specialize in Somatic Experiencing™ and contemplative sciences to help individuals who are struggling to manage Complex Trauma or Chronic Unpredictable Stress. I also provide educational trainings and lectures on the Treatment of Trauma and supports for those who work in the clinical field, or for those who work collaboratively with clinicians, such as those in Family Law, Social Services or Emergency Services. In addition, I am a public speaker on compassion, mindfulness meditation, and polyvagal theory, and create workshops within these topics for adults, teens and children.


Dec. 13-15, 2019


Friday (9:00am to 6:00pm)

Saturday (9:00am to 6:00pm)

Sunday (9:00am to 4:00pm)

**Light snacks, coffee, tea and water will be provided. A one hour lunch off campus will be from 12:00p-1:00p daily.


Atlanta Center for Wellness

6100 Lake Forrest Dr. Suite 450

Sandy, Springs, GA 30328

Registration Cost:


20 CE Core Continued Education Credits

For Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, LPCs, Psychologists.

And equivalent CNE’s available for Nurses, and CME’s for M.D.s

Other Healthcare Providers please inquire about specific licensure needs.

$50 additional cost paid to Emory University

50% off for AC4W and CHOA staff

Contact for details.

Contact: | 678-428-2730

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Hear What Others Are Saying:

“I came to the CBCT course with the hope I would combat burnout in my own work. I never knew how applicable this practice would be in my personal life. It’s my hope that all caregivers, all people, can find the same level of support from this course that I have.”

“Jennifer’s style is so nurturing and accessible. I enjoyed her incorporation of science, personal anecdotes, etc. The course left me wanting more.”

“I found a side of myself through this compassionate work and through Jennifer’s guidance, that I didn’t know existed.”

“This course change my life both professionally and personally. It sharpened my mind.”

“This class changed me from the inside. It gave me hope. It gave me confidence.”

“Everything was absolutely amazing! i learned so much about CBCT and I’m excited to explore getting certified. Jennifer is a fantastic instructor—so knowledgeable, organized, caring and compassionate.”

“Jennifer is an exceptional instructor. The course material, the exercises, the stories supporting the material.”

“This workshop came along at just the right time in my career and personal life. I learned great tools for myself and for my clients in compassion. Thank you Jennifer!”

“Exceptional training. It was so well organized and the material was so applicable to weathering through my daily life, but also as a practitioner -it will be amazing to use this information with my clients to support them in their journey. It’s a complicated topic to break down, but Jennifer’s examples and repetition of material was so well done. Loved it!”

“I enjoyed the 3-day CBCT workshop immensely. Jennifer is very knowledgeable about self-compassion and her passion for the material made each day enjoyable. It was the right amount of information for a short amount of time. I would recommend it to anyone interested in compassion work but doesn’t have enough time for a full 8-week course.”

“By taking this workshop, I learned about CBCT practice and how I can grow through this practice with compassion for myself and others. Jennifer created a safe community with all the participants.”

“Jennifer is a gifted teacher and practitioner. Her depth of knowledge and ability to share it in a concise and organized method is outstanding, and her gentle presence permeates the room.”—Susan Blank, LPC, NCC

“Jennifer was an engaging and wonderful presenter. There was a ton of material that she presented in a way that was understandable and interesting. Thank you for a wonderful weekend.”

“I wasn’t sure what to expect, but this has been the most profound and useful training I have attended in my 18 years of practice.”

“Very informative and eye-opening. Jennifer was wonderful and offered a safe inviting space to completely understand how to apply compassion to one’s self and towards others.”

If you would like to read more about the program and watch a short video message from the Founder of CBCT® Dr. Negi, please click here. 

Full Blog Post and Course Details

If you would like to visit the website for The Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion- Based Ethics to review the history and on-going research with this program, please click here. 

Link to Research 

**More dates for 2020 TBD


Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Those who complete any CBCT Foundation Course or CNE or CME course are entitled to apply for continuing education credits (CEUs, CNE credits or CME credits).  CBCT continuing education credits have been approved in the past for licensed counselors as well as other groups; however, we strongly encourage you to confirm acceptance of the credits with your professional organization’s governing body before enrolling. Continuing education credits require attendance at 8O% of all classes. Upon receipt of the $50 processing fee and successful completion of the course, a letter certifying the award of CEUs will be issued to the individual. For CNE credits and CME credits, please contact us in advance of the course you wish to take. E-mail: Jennifer Finch, or Email Zipporah Slaughter,, for more information.