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Circle of Compassion

The Center for Mindfulness and Compassion Programs & Groups

The Circle of Compassion Student Group | Not a Club, a Community


The Center offers the following workshops and informational presentations to departments, student organizations, classes and other groups on and off campus. Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Mindfulness and Stress Reduction includes an overview of mindfulness, a discussion of stress perception and response, how the brain works as it relates to stress, how relaxation techniques differ from mindfulness meditation, the practice of a variety of different meditations, and an overview of some of the many benefits of mindfulness.
  • Mindful Communication includes an overview of mindfulness, exploring obstacles to healthy communications, discussing behaviors that facilitate constructive listening and conversation and practicing different meditations and exercises to cultivate more mindful communication.
  • Self-Compassion and Mindfulness includes a brief overview of mindfulness, discussion of compassion and then self-compassion.  Participants explore how self-compassion differs from self-esteem and self-care and are introduced to a system for fostering self-compassion. A variety of different compassion based meditations are experienced and discussed.

These workshops can be tailored to meet the particular needs of different groups. For further information on Center programs and resources e-mail:

Circle of Compassion Student Group

Center for Mindfulness and Compassion

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