Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) Class Series

An eight-week course designed to develop the qualities of compassion, empathy and kindness for oneself and others. The course, developed by a team of contemplative scholars, clinical psychologists and researchers at Stanford University, combines traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion and is offered in a secular presentation. Read more (pdf)

Spring 2017, 8 week CCT class series offered through the Center for the Child and Family Well-being (CCFW) at University of WA. Thursday evenings, May 11th through June 29th, 2017, 6:00-8:00 pm. Registration open at CCFW website: CCFW

Fall 2017, 8 week CCT class series offered through the Center for the Child and Family Well-being (CCFW) at University of WA. Tuesday evenings, October 3rd through November 21st, 2017, 6:00-8:00 pm. Registration opening soon. Please check back.

CCT classes are offered each quarter to health care providers at Providence Everett Campus. The next series will meet on Tuesdays, from 7am-9am, May 9th through June 27th. For further information or to inquire re registering for the upcoming spring session, please contact Diane Hetrick.

Jinpa in Portland

Meeting with Thupten Jinpa and my CCT colleagues in Portland, Spring 2015

Mindful Resilience Class Series

NEW class – Mindful Resilience– Managing and Thriving with Everyday Stress. Next series will be in Winter 2018, offered through the Center for Child and Family Well-being (CCFW) at the University of WA. For further information see the information posted through CCFW: CCFW Check back later for registration.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class Series

If you live with chronic pain, illness or a stress-related medical condition, you may be interested in learning skills that will help you to help yourself. The Swedish Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program offers you instruction in mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga and a range of strategies to manage stress and physical symptoms. This eight-week class is designed to complement your medical care. Read more (pdf)

For information about upcoming classes contact Diane Hetrick.

Ongoing Support

Mindfulness Meditation

Partnering with Swedish Medical Center Rehab Services, the Frye Art Museum offers free, thirty-minute drop-in mindfulness meditation sessions Wednesdays at 12:30 pm. These sessions are guided by Diane Hetrick, PT and Carolyn McManus, PT, MS, MA. Registration is not required.

Mindfulness Meditations at Providence Regional Health Center – Everett, Colby campus. Thirty minute drop-in sessions offered Tuesdays from May 9th through June 27th, at either 11:30a-12:00 noon or 12:15p-12:45p. Meets in the Small Chapel/Prayer room. Bring some mindfulness to the middle of your day. No registration needed.

Monthly Drop in Meditation Sessions

The Center for Child and Family Well-Being is offering monthly mindfulness meditation sessions, hosted by a variety of Seattle area teachers. I’ll be hosting the session on Monday May 8th, 2017 from 6-7pm. Topic is the Flows of Compassion – finding balance in giving and receiving compassion with others, and ourselves. Sessions are free, registration is requested: CCFW

In-services and presentations

Customized classes

The CCT and MBSR classes are offered Fall, Winter and Spring quarter. If you would like to have a customized class series, in service or presentation offered for your work or community group, contact Diane Hetrick.


I feel I can step back more in an uncomfortable situation to see more of the true pure spirit of the person I am uncomfortable with.

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