Learn new skills and compassion techniques to work
with your clients and improve your life, too.

Earn up to 18.0 CE’s; 6.0 Hrs per day

San Diego Compassion Conference Agenda and Registration

Here are a few of the compassion topics that will be covered in San Diego

San Diego Conference Topics

Located on beautiful Mission Bay with easy access to walking paths & the marina.

San Diego Conference & Hotel Site: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
1441 Quivira Road
San Diego, CA 92109

RESERVE YOUR ROOM EARLY… $159 +tax (single or double).
Ask for the FACES Compassion Conference Rate

FYI: Please note that the hotel has recently instituted a daily resort fee of $19 + tax. You DO NOT need to pay this (per our negotiated contract); you are already provided wireless internet in your room w/o charge.

The hotel resort fee may give you additional options and if interested, the reservations attendant will explain them to you.

Make your reservation online by clicking here

Call 1-888-421-1442 or 1-619-224-1234 for reservations.

The Hyatt is located on the marina at Mission Bay, six miles from the airport, one mile to Sea World and six miles to Downtown San Diego.

Great rate, great location, great views and hotel rooms!

CALL: 1-888-421-1442 to reserve your hotel room.

San Diego Mindfulness Hotel and Venue

Join us for up to three days of mindfulness & compassion training, connect with friends, colleagues, and experts in the field.

San Diego Compassion Conference Agenda and Registration

February 27- March 1, 2014
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Mission Bay
San Diego, CA

(Click here for a full course description.)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

9-10:30 a.m. Keynote
Empowering the Deeper Personhood of Self and Others: Theory and Practice from Tibet
John Makransky, Ph.D.
Professor of Buddhism and Comparative Theology at Boston College; Senior academic advisor for Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s Centre for Buddhist Studies in Nepal; Author of the meditation manual Awakening through Love

10:45-12:15 p.m. Keynote
Our Nature is to Nurture—A Journey into the Origins of Compassion
Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Science Director, Greater Good Science Center, University of California, Berkeley

1:30-3 p.m. Concurrent Presentations
Empowering the Deeper Personhood of Self and Others: Meditation Exercises
John Makransky, Ph.D.

Fierce Compassion: Overcoming Anxiety Through Cultivating Compassionate Courage
Dennis Tirch, Ph.D.
Director, The Center for Mindfulness and Compassion Focused Therapy; Assistant Clinical Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College; Author of The Compassionate Mind Guide To Overcoming Anxiety

3:15 – 4:45 p.m Concurrent Presentations
Compassion Fitness—Evidence-based Practices for Boosting your own Compassion
Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.

Empowering and Enhancing Exposure Through Compassion, Acceptance and Mindfulness
Dennis Tirch, Ph.D.

Friday, February 28, 2014

9-10:30 a.m. Keynote
Being A Compassionate Companion
Frank Ostaseski
Founder of the Metta Institute; Co-founder of Zen Hospice Project; One of America’s leading voices in contemplative care of the dying. Author, Being a Compassionate Companion, audio series.

10:45-12:15 p.m. Keynote
Compassion & Attunement
Frank Ostaseski

1:30-3:00 p.m. Concurrent Presentations
Wisdom and Compassion in the Treatment of Trauma: First Do No More Harm
Christine Courtois, Ph.D., ABPP
Private practice, Washington, DC; National Clinical Trauma Consultant, Elements Behavioral Health-Promises, Malibu and Los Angeles, CA.

Coaching with Mindfulness and Compassion
Shamash Alidina
Founder and CEO of Learn Mindfulness, UK. Mindfulness Teacher Trainer Online. Author of bestselling Mindfulness for Dummies

1:30-3:00 p.m. Concurrent Presentations
Wisdom and Compassion in the Treatment of Trauma: Relational Dimensions of Healing
Christine Courtois, Ph.D., ABPP

Teaching Mindfulness & Compassion using Distance-Learning Approaches
Shamash Alidina

Saturday, March 1, 2014

9-10:30 a.m. Keynote
Radical Compassion
Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Self Leadership; Originator/Author, Internal Family Systems Therapy

10:45-12:15 p.m. Concurrent Presentations
To Cultivate or Release Compassion
Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.

Compassion and Social Interactions: Assessment & Future Directions
Daryl Cameron, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Social Psychology, University of Iowa

1:30-3 p.m. Concurrent Presentations
Healing Our Heart through Compassionate Witnessing
Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.

The Gifts of Suffering: Finding Insight, Compassion and Renewal
Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Jungian Analyst, Mindfulness Teacher

3:15-4:45 p.m. Concurrent Presentations
It’s All Parallel: How You Relate to Your Parts Dictates How You Relate to People
Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.

Unwelcome Change: Embracing the Lessons of Loss
Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D.

Compassion & Callousness: Overcoming the Fear of Compassion
C. Daryl Cameron, Ph.D.

Join us for up to three days of compassion training, connecting with friends, colleagues, and experts in the field.

Exhibitors & Sponsors


Alpha Health

Timberline Knolls

West Love Ltd


Practical Recovery