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Brooke Dodson-Lavelle

Brooke Dodson-Lavelle

 

Brooke Lavelle Heineberg, M.A., is Doctoral Candidate in the Graduate Division of Religion at Emory University. Her work focuses on the confluence of Buddhist contemplative theory and cognitive science, as well as the cultural contexts that shape the transmission and reception of Buddhist contemplative practices, and the specific ways in which such practices are selected and adapted for scientific study. Brooke is a lead instructor for several studies examining the efficacy of Cognitive-Based Compassion Training (CBCT), and has helped to develop and adapt CBCT for school children as well as adolescents in Atlanta’s foster care system. In 2010 she helped developed the CBCT Teacher Training Program, which she now co-leads.

 
 
  

Stories by Brooke Dodson-Lavelle

Part 2 of a workshop by Emiliana Simon-Thomas and Brooke Dodson-Lavelle on emotions, empathy, and compassion, given June 29, 2014, at the Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators.

Videos and Podcasts: Emiliana Simon-Thomas and Brooke Dodson-Lavelle on Empathy and Compassion, Part 2/2 (SIE14)

By Brooke Dodson-Lavelle | June 29, 2014

Part 2 of a workshop by Emiliana Simon-Thomas and Brooke Dodson-Lavelle on emotions, empathy, and compassion, given June 29, 2014, at the Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators.

 
Part 1 of a workshop by Emiliana Simon-Thomas and Brooke Dodson-Lavelle on emotions, empathy, and compassion, given June 29, 2014, at the Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators.

Videos and Podcasts: Emiliana Simon-Thomas and Brooke Dodson-Lavelle on Empathy and Compassion, Part 1/2 (SIE14)

By Brooke Dodson-Lavelle | June 29, 2014

Part 1 of a workshop by Emiliana Simon-Thomas and Brooke Dodson-Lavelle on emotions, empathy, and compassion, given June 29, 2014, at the Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators.

 

Articles: Training Kids for Kindness

By Brooke Dodson-Lavelle | March 5, 2013

Brooke Dodson-Lavelle explains how a trailblazing compassion training program expands children's natural capacity for empathy and kindness—even toward so-called "bullies."

 

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