Welcome to Portland Center for Compassion

Our mission is to share the benefits of compassion and mindfulness; help alleviate suffering and to inspire the cultivation of joy.

“Making Friends with Yourself

Mindful Self-Compassion for Teens

Teenagers today face many challenges, often including intense expectations and pressures from their parents, teachers, and friends. Sometimes, however, their harshest critics are not any of these other people, but themselves. Could self-compassion help?  

Mindfulness – Helps teens cultivate skills of self-awareness and emotional resilience.

Self-Compassion - Helps teens to resond to challenges they face with greater self-kindness and self-care.

Well Being - Preliminary studies show a 32% reduction in depression for teens who practice self-compassion.

Interested??  Please send us a message from our Contact Form and we will update you on when this program will be available.

Mindful Self-Compassion Training

MSC provides the powerful tools for emotional resilience. Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing—being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings with a spirit of openness and curiosity. Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives. read more

Compassion Cultivation Training

This 8 week program is designed to develop the qualities of compassion, empathy and kindness for oneself and for others. CCT integrates traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion. The course was developed at Stanford University by a team of contemplative scholars, clinical psychologists, and researchers. read more


Compassionate Psychotherapy

To learn more about Compassionate Psychotherapy, please visit the website for Dr. Gildea Psychotherapy.