Compassion and Equanimity as Skills for Surviving and Thriving when School and Career are an Uphill Climb

Compassion involves cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills that not only reduce negative mind states but which also cultivate positive mind states and social connectedness. Compassion predicts psychological health and well-being. Equanimity, the ability to remain calm even during positive and negative stress, is explained as an achievable mind state for not only surviving school and career challenges and difficulties, but also for being a source of joy and freedom from suffering.

Examples will demonstrate how to use compassion and equanimity in graduate school and during one’s early professional career. This approach can be useful for mentors, clinicians, and anyone wanting to learn about mindful approaches for resilience and resistance to adversity.


  1. Identify how mindfulness approaches are complex and have multiple mechanisms of change.
  2. Define equanimity and understand why this is a state of resilience.
  3. Describe how compassion cultivation training promotes resilience.
  4. Identify three regular practices that can help to cultivate compassion and equanimity.


CE Discount on Your Trust Liability Insurance

You'll earn 1 hour of CE from this on-demand webinar. It can be combined with other CE credit hours for a total of at least 6 CE hours to become eligible for a 10%-15% discount on your Trust Sponsored Professional Liability insurance premium. Combine 4 or more CE credit hours from these webinars and become eligible for a 5% savings. Go here for details on the available discounts.

To claim your CE discount, simply download your certificate(s) after you have taken and successfully passed the exam with a score of 75% or higher. You will need to submit your certificate(s) during your next renewal period.

Please Note: Your CE login credentials are not the same as your insurance policy login credentials.

For instructions on how to access the exam and obtain your certificate, please click here.

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