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)

Next series starts Tuesday March 13th:

Tuesdays, March 13th through May 1st, 1:30-3:30 pm. Ballard/Fremont location at the Mind Body Sanctuary.  Contact Diane Hetrick for further information or to register. 

You may also request customized dates for this training for your organization or group.  For further information or to inquire re setting up a class series, 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
This  workshop offers a unique one day opportunity to explore the compassion curriculum.

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.

This day long class will be offered through the Center for Child and Family Well-being at the University of WA, this April.  Check back soon for more information and registration.

If you would like to schedule this workshop for your organization or group, please contact Diane Hetrick


Mindful ResilienceManaging and Thriving with Everyday Stress. Next  6 week 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 or to register: CCFW

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, including myself.  My next session is Monday January 6, 2018, from 6-7 pm. The topic is Mindfulness and Resilience for the New Year.  Sessions are free, registration is requested: CCFW

In-services and presentations

Customized classes

The CCT and Mindful Resilience 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.


These practices have given me more access to my heart, which has been amazing.

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