Educator Workshop on Mar 17: The Science of Compassion and Gratitude

The Science of Compassion and Gratitude
with Eve Ekman, PhD

March 17 , 2019 @ 10:00am-11:15am PT

This event has completed. To access the recording and resources, follow the link to purchase, below.

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We’re excited to launch the Mindful Schools Workshop Series to give educators access to experts and take a deeper dive into leading-edge topics in Mindfulness in Education.

The 75-minute workshop format is designed to provide you with high-impact learning and practice experiences to support your ongoing personal and professional development as a Mindful educator. Join us!

About This Workshop

This workshop builds scientifically and contemplative-informed skills of compassion and gratitude for work and life. In this workshop, Dr. Eve Ekman will teach participants the roots of compassion practices, starting with sustainable empathy and how to avoid the pitfalls of aversion and overwhelm coming from emotionally distressing work environments. In addition to developing compassion strategies to manage distressing emotional events, we’ll also be learning about the cultivation of positive states. The workshop will be highly experiential and will involve basic education on relevant scientific research, brief guided practices, group discussion, and skill building exercises that can be used later on.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the Science of Compassion
  • Identify the difference between Empathic Concern and Compassion
  • Understand the obstacles to Compassion and Self Compassion
  • Develop skills for specific practices of Gratitude
  • Generate a plan to bring science based practices of joy into everyday work
  • Understand that Gratitude is a key ingredient for happiness

Following this workshop, you will receive:

  • A recording of the workshop.
  • A workshop kit with summarized key points, practices to try, and further resources.

Meet Our Presenter: Eve Ekman, PhD

Eve Ekman, Ph.D., MSW, is a UC Berkeley- and UCSF-trained contemplative social scientist and teacher in the fields of emotional awareness and burnout prevention and is the director of training at the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. Dr. Ekman’s trainings bring the science of happiness, resilience, compassion, mindfulness, and emotional awareness to individuals and organizations around the world. Her recent work, in partnership with her father and renowned emotion researcher Dr. Paul Ekman, includes The Atlas of Emotions: an online visual tool to teach emotional awareness–a project commissioned and supported by the Dalai Lama. Dr. Ekman is also a founding teacher for Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB), an evidenced based educational training with a rich contemplative science lineage of Western and Eastern approaches to emotional and genuine happiness for ourselves and in relationship to others.

Workshop Registration

This workshop costs $49 per attendee. Register here.

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Workshop FAQs

How do I join the LIVE event? When you register, you will receive call-in instructions to join the video conference call.

What if I can’t make the LIVE event? If you’re unable to attend the live event, you may still register to access the recording and resources after the event.

Can I receive professional credits? Educators can qualify for 1 graduate-level credit for educators. In order to apply, you must log an additional 14 hours of work relevant to this topic and submit to our crediting vendor, Courses 4 Teachers. More information about this process can be found here.

Cancellations and Refunds

  • In order to receive a full refund, cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled event. Refunds will not be granted after this time.
  • If you need to cancel and request a refund, please contact
  • If you have paid for the event and were unable to attend the live workshop, you will receive access to the recording as well as any supporting resources.



This online event is presented by Mindful Schools as a part of an ongoing Workshop Series

About the Mindful Schools Workshop Series

Mindfulness practice is both a wide and deep path–the current field of secular mindfulness continues to grow and diversify in practice guidance and teaching innovations and in our understanding of research. The Mindful Schools Workshop Series provides you with an opportunity to take a deep dive into a variety of topics delivered by experts, giving you access to the leading edge of what is relevant in the field and allowing you expand your mindfulness practice and teaching.

These 75 minute sessions will equip participants with tools they can immediately implement in their personal and professional lives. Sessions will include a talk, practices, Q&A with the presenter, and a live chat with fellow participants. Followup resources will be provided with a link to the recording, summarized key points, practices to try, and further resources to continue your journey.

Our Workshop Series is appropriate for all levels of experience. We strongly encourage completing our Mindfulness Fundamentals course so you may participate in workshops with a shared understanding of the Mindful Schools practice framework of secular mindfulness. Educators and MHPs may receive credits for the Mindfulness Fundamentals course.

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