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)

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 open at CCFW website: CCFW

CCT classes are offered each quarter to health care providers at Providence Everett Campus. Next session starts Thursday Sept 28th, and runs for 8 weeks through November 16th.  3:00-5:00pm.  Colby Campus location. For further information or to inquire re registering for the upcoming fall session, please contact Diane Hetrick.

Jinpa in Portland

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

Mindful Resilience Workshop and Class Series

The Power of Mindful Resilience – Cultivating Compassion for Life
Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 – A unique opportunity to explore the compassion curriculum in a one day workshop this fall

Based on the Compassion Cultivation Training program, this one day workshop is taught by two CCT certified teachers: Diane Hetrick and Magda Spzala.
They will include traditional contemplative practices and class exercises (such as meditation, awareness, breathing and mindful movement), along with lectures and discussions drawing from contemporary neuroscience and research on mindfulness, compassion, and resilience.

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 9 am – 4 pm.        Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC.

see this link for more information, or to register: Connecting Compassion

Mindful Resilience– Managing and Thriving with Everyday Stress. Next series will be in Winter 2018, on Tuesdays from 6-8pm, Jan 16 through Feb 20th, and offered through the Center for Child and Family Well-being (CCFW) at the University of WA. For further information see the posting on the CCFW website from last winter’s class: 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.

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 a session on Monday, Sept 11th, from 6-7pm, sharing about the relationship between our attitude and self compassion. 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.


Diane is an excellent and caring teacher.  Her innate kindness makes the class feel safe.  Her sincere enthusiasm for the material on compassion is inspiring.

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