Zaragoza – Conferencia Internacional All One 2017 @ Palacio de Congresos, Zaragoza
Sep 30 a las 9:00 am – Oct 1 a las 6:00 pm
Australia – MBEB 4-Day Intensive and 6-day Teacher Training @ The Peninsula Centre for Spiritual Learning
Oct 29 a las 9:30 am – Nov 4 a las 2:00 pm


Presenter(s): Margaret Cullen & Gonzalo Brito

The BPIG is proud to present the Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance (MBEB) residential retreat – an empirically-supported 8-week psycho-educational group intervention that teaches mindfulness meditation and emotion training. This is the first time this training has been offered outside the USA

Created by Stanford University CCARE Senior Teacher Margaret Cullen in 2007, MBEB adds key emotion components to the basic MBSR curriculum creating an intervention that cultivates greater emotional ease and well-being while also training in mindfulness fundamentals.

MBEB has been shown to reduce stress, depression and anxiety, and increase mindfulness, self-compassion and personal growth in a series of randomised controlled trials with educators in Canada and the US.

This 4 or 6-day residential retreat will provide professionals the opportunity to study and experience the foundational underpinnings, mindfulness meditations and specific exercises that are the framework of the MBEB program.

Core themes/practices include:
•   Motivation, Values and Emotional Balance
•   Emotion Theory
•   Mindfulness of the Body, thoughts and feelings
•   Exploring Forgiveness
•   Working with Anger and Fear
•   Cultivating Kindness and Awakening Compassion

Participants will experience the entire 36-hour program, including a silent retreat day.

This residential retreat is highly interactive. In the first four days of the residential retreat, the entire MBEB program will be shared. In tadditional two days the residential retreat, there will be opportunities to discuss the rationales, philosophy and pedagogy of the training itself for those interested in teaching MBEB.

This residential retreat will integrate didactic and experiential teaching modules. The curriculum includes both large and small group learning, with opportunity for role-play and simulated patient-practitioner encounters. There will be daily meditation practice yoga/mindful movement, and periods of silence. The ethical underpinnings of teaching MBEB will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

On completion of the 4 day MBEB Intensive program, participants will be able to:

  • Engage or deepen a personal meditation practice.
  • Explore in their own experience how to adopt a nonjudgmental and nonreactive stance towards emotions. The MBEB tools build our capacity to be aware of and identify what is occurring without reacting unconsciously from automatic emotional patterns.
  • Use mindfulness-based strategies to cope with the everyday kind of emotional suffering and dysrgegulation whether it be emotional instability, bursts of anger, intense efforts to avoid real or perceived abandonment, or unstable interpersonal relationships.
  • Communicating emotions and needs in more skilful and healthy ways
  • Identify their own emotional triggers and use knowledge of the refractory period to identify and recover from difficult emotions more rapidly.
  • Use specific practices to cultivate pro-social emotions that generate personal and interpersonal wellbeing, including kindness, compassion and forgiveness.

Participant Guidelines

For those participating in the 4 day MBEB Intensive only

There are no special requisites to participate in the MBEB intensive. Previous experience with meditation practice is welcome but not required. As this is a highly experiential program, participants have must be open to to practice meditation, doing relational exercises, and exploring their emotions.

We discourage people from attending an MBEB intensive program if they are:

Under 18, Currently dealing with drug addiction or alcoholism, Suffering severe depression or facing a major life crisis. These conditions may require a more intensive support that what can be offered in a group psychoeducational intervention.

Teacher Training Extension 

If you are interested in attending the additional 2 day MBEB training click here

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About the presenter(s)

Margaret is a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified MBSR teacher.  She is Founding Faculty at the Compassion Institute and a Senior Teacher at Stanford’s Center for Compassion. For over 20 years she has been pioneering secular contemplative programs for a wide variety of cohorts and has been facilitating support groups for cancer patients and their families.  A meditator for over 35 years, she writes frequently about mindfulness.

Gonzalo is a Clinical Psychologist who teaches mindfulness and compassion-based programs in Spain and internationally. Gonzalo was trained at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion (CCARE), and completed a Certificate in Compassion Focused Therapy at the University of Derby (UK). He has co-authored two books and several academic and dissemination articles on psychology and contemplative practices.


Registration for this event includes accommodation and meals

Required Reading –
The Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance Workbook: An Eight-Week Program for Improved Emotion Regulation and Resilience by Margaret Cullen and Gonzalo Brito Pons
Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Suggested Reading –
Emotions Revealed by Paul Ekman
A Contemplative Dialogue: The Inquiry Process in Mindfulness-Based Interventions (2016) by Susan Woods, Patricia Rockman and Evan Collins
Teaching Mindfulness by Donald McCown, Diane Reibel and Marc S. Micozzi
A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives by Thupten Jinpa

Online registration


Padova- Italia – Retro: COMPRENDERE e SVILUPPARE la MENTE COMPASSIONEVOLE @ Hotel San Marco a Monteortone-Abano Terme (Padova)
Dic 8 a las 4:00 pm – Dic 10 a las 12:00 pm




Con Gonzalo Brito PhD

Teacher Trainer CCT-CCARE
dall’8 al 10 dicembre 2017, Monteortone, Abano Terme

Workshop residenziale basato sul programma dell’Università di Stanford, Stanford’s Center for Compassion CCT Program, per lo sviluppo della compassione.

Tutte le informazioni saranno pubblicate a Settembre.

Per Informazioni:

Seminario Residenziale basato sul programma dell’Università di Stanford per lo sviluppo della compassione, Stanford’s Center for Compassion CCT Program, e sulla Compassion Focused Therapy di Paul Gilbert.

Con il termine compassione si intende la sensibilità e l’apertura alla propria sofferenza e a quella degli altri, unite alla motivazione ad alleviarla e prevenirla. Sebbene la compassione sia una qualità istintiva e radicata in ciascuno di noi, ci sono molti fattori personali e sociali, come per esempio l’influenza di un ambiente culturale competitivo, individualista e stressante, che limitano l’espressione di tale natura compassionevole.

In questo seminario esploreremo due aspetti centrali della compassione e la modalità per poterla sviluppare.

Il primo aspetto riguarda la disponibilità interiore a relazionarsi con la sofferenza (invece di sopprimerla o negarla), e il secondo la motivazione ad alleviarla e prevenirla. Il primo aspetto comprende lo sviluppo di attributi quali la sensibilità, la cura, l’attitudine non giudicante, l’empatia e la tolleranza allo stress, e il secondo lo sviluppo di abilità come la cura compassionevole, i sentimenti compassionevoli, il comportamento compassionevole, il pensiero compassionevole.

Il programma prevede pratiche relazionali per sviluppare l’empatia, meditazioni guidate sull’ autocompassione e sulla compassione verso gli altri, pratiche di compassione e altruismo, unitamente all’esplorazione delle basi scientifiche dello sviluppo della compassione.

Le pratiche e gli esercizi proposti durante questo seminario si ispirano al progamma CCT della Stanford University (Compassion Cultivation Training, CCT) per lo sviluppo della compassione e alla CFT Compassion Focused Therapy, la terapia centrata sulla compassione sviluppata dal Prof. Paul Gilbert presso l’Università di Derby, nel Regno Unito.

Gonzalo Brito, PhD, è uno psicologo clinico presso la Pontificia Università Cattolica del Cile. Ha studiato presso il Centro di Ricerca e Formazione in Compassione e Altruismo presso la Medical School dell’Università di Stanford (CCARE).
È Teacher Trainer e istruttore certificato per insegnare il programma di formazione del programma CCT (Compassion Care Training). Ha inoltre approfondito le sue conoscenze presso l’Università di Derby, nel Regno Unito, studiando la Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) sotto la supervisione di Paul Gilbert. È co-autore dei libri «Presencia Plena: Reflexiones y prácticas para cultivar mindfulness en la vida diaria» e «The Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance Workbook: An Eight Week Program for Improved Emotion Regulation and Resilience».

Il workshop si terrà presso l’Hotel San Marco a Monteortone-Abano Terme (Padova) via del Santuario 130.

Il ritiro inizierà venerdì 8 dicembre 2017 alle ore 18.00 e terminerà domenica 10 dicembre alle ore 12.30.

Il ritiro sarà tradotto dallo spagnolo all’italiano e viceversa.

Ente promotore 

Centro per la Mindfulness Motus Mundi 

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Per informazioni – office: +39 340 4859093

Si consiglia di portare un abbigliamento comodo e un cuscino da meditazione.