Compassion and Equanimity as Skills for Surviving and Thriving when School and Career are an Uphill Climb (On-Demand Webinar)


Compassion and Equanimity as Skills Webinar – The Trust

The Trust and TrustPARMA are excited to partner with Dr. Lisa Cromer for this FREE informative webinar, Compassion and Equanimity as Skills for Surviving and Thriving when School and Career are an Uphill Climb. Mindfulness is well-known to be effective as a stand-alone or adjunctive treatment for managing stress and anxiety. This talk focuses on compassion as a specific form of mindfulness.

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.

As with all our Continuing Education Programs, Trust policyholders will earn CE for watching and passing a brief exam. You'll earn 1 CE from this webinar which can be combined with other Trust CEs for a total of 6 CEs to save 10% on your Trust Sponsored Professional Liability insurance premium. To view the on-demand version, simply click on the webinar name below.

[On-Demand] Compassion and Equanimity as Skills for Surviving and Thriving when School and Career are an Uphill Climb

[On-Demand] Compassion and Equanimity as Skills for Surviving and Thriving when School and Career are an Uphill Climb

CE Credits: 1 | Combine 6 CEs to Save 10% on Your Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Insurance Premium

Lisa Cromer, Ph.D.
1 Hour


Learning Objectives

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

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Presentation Slides

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