Amy Pattee Colvin

Compassion Meditation Facilitator and Meditation Coach
Amy Colvin

Credentials: Certification

Institution: Stanford

Certification: Compassion Cultivation Training Teaching Program

Certification Year: 2014

Institution: Stanford

Graduated: 2015

Hi, I’m Amy Colvin, author of Cultivating Compassion: Simple Everyday Practices for Discovering Peace of Mind and Resilience, and I love sharing tools and techniques for cultivating acceptance and compassion for self and others. My compassion meditation courses, coaching, and writing arise from a blend of Taoist and Buddhist philosophies, incorporating seated meditation, mudra meditation, qigong, with a little psychological theory and current research thrown in.

I facilitate courses online as well as in person, and can tailor programs to suit any need. I began facilitating meditation for Google employees in 2011, while employed there as a massage therapist. In June of 2013 I was invited to create a post for the Google Official Blog discussing facilitation of meditation in the workplace, and in 2015 these workplace meditation classes were highlighted in the book Work Rules by Laszlo Block.

In 2014 I became a certified teacher of Stanford University’s Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) program developed at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. Blending Sum Faht meditation (a balance of Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism that I’ve been practicing since the mid-1990s) with some of the pragmatic and structural elements of the CCT program, I developed a compelling curriculum called Cultivating Compassionate Balance (CCB).

Through my years as a massage therapist, I observed that self-compassion was often in short supply. Instead, I noticed many people lived stress-filled lives, frequently without realizing they had choices around how to manage their stress, anxiety, and discomfort. Having gone through my own challenges with stress, anxiety, and depression I’m inspired to help others help themselves by offering access to tools and techniques that may in turn assist in cultivating appreciation, acceptance, and compassion for self and others.

CCB is offered in Washington (Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Bellingham, Anacortes, Mount Vernon, Samish Island), as well as online (interactively) worldwide. It is offered as a multi-week program as well as weekend intensives. Monthly gatherings are also available. The concepts and content may also be tailored to fit the needs of any organization, and through one-to-one coaching.

If you’re ready move beyond criticism and judgment for self and others, and embrace peace and acceptance, or if you’d like to move through and beyond depression and anxiety into a place of resilience, creativity, and joy, please contact me so we can determine how I can best be of assistance.

Compassionate Balance Meditation
http://www.compassionatebalance.com/

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Areas of Specialty

Anxiety

Chronic Pain

Confidence

Depression

Divorce

Grief

Life Coaching

Positivity

Peer Relationships

Relationship Issues

Self Esteem

Spirituality

Success Coaching

Treatment Methods

Coaching

Energy Work

Intuition Development

Life Coaching

Massage Therapy

Meditation and Guided Visualization

Mindfulness

Pain Management

Positive Psychology

Spiritual Healing

Success Coaching

Tai Chi

Books Amy has Published

Compassionate Balance

Simple Everyday Practices for Discovering Peace of Mind and Resilience

Does your mind ever bounce from one thing to another, affecting your ability to be productive or creative? Does your inner critic occasionally control your thoughts, reducing your capacity to be kind to yourself? Does your heart hang onto past resentments even though you’d like to let them go? At one time or another, all of us struggle with these challenges. In Cultivating Compassion, Amy Pattee Colvin leads readers through a step-by-step exploration of personal values and thought patterns. She

Articles Amy has Published
Cultivating Self-Acceptance
Cultivating Self-Acceptance

A four-step contemplation to help you cultivate authentic self-acceptance. Take a moment to send your attention to your heart. If you like, you could put your hands over your heart, or anywhere on your »

A four-step contemplation to help you cultivate authentic self-acceptance. Take a moment to send your attention to your heart. If you like, you could put your hands over your heart, or anywhere on your body you find to be comforting and soothing. Take a few deep slow breaths all the way into your belly. Stay connected in the present moment, and repeat the following phrases to yourself, either internally..

Amy Colvin · April 26th, 2016

Amy Colvin · April 26th, 2016