Diane Hetrick offers classes, trainings, and public offerings to help you develop the qualities of mindfulness and compassion in your life.

Cultivating Compassion

As humans, we have a natural capacity for compassion. Yet most of us notice at times that we experience limits to our compassion and experience stress and other painful emotions when we don't know how to respond to suffering in the world.

Research coming from Stanford’s Center for Compassion, Altruism, Research and Education (CCARE), along with many other research institutions, is showing we can train ourselves to develop more access to healthy and sustainable compassion. I have chosen to have my life’s work be about making this information and the tools and practices available to others.


Growing Mindfulness

As we learn to grow a kinder, more patient and mindful response to the inevitable stressors in our lives, we may notice we experience less negative effects of stress. A simple equation: Stress = the situation + your reaction, helps us understand that we can gain more capacity to choose our response to a situation. As our negative stress response decreases, we create more ease, clarity, joy and overall well being in our lives.


I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion, and where it isn't, that’s where my work lies. —Ram Dass