Brooke Lavelle Heineberg

Brooke Lavelle Heineberg is the Senior Education Consultant to Mind & Life’s Ethics, Education, and Human Development Initiative and a co-developer of the Call to Care program for teachers and students. She completed her PhD in the Graduate Division of Religion at Emory University. Her academic work focuses on the confluence of Buddhist contemplative theory and cognitive science, as well as the cultural contexts that shape the transmission, reception, and secularization of Buddhist contemplative practices in America. She was a lead instructor for several studies examining the efficacy of Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT) at Emory, and has helped to develop and adapt compassion-based for school children as well as adolescents in the foster care system.  Prior to attending Emory, she earned her bachelor of arts degree in religion and psychology at Barnard College, and her master’s degree in religion at Columbia University. While at Columbia, she also worked as a research coordinator for the Columbia Integrative Medicine Program, where she developed and taught yoga and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs for a variety of clinical populations. Brooke serves on the Board of the Foundation for Active Compassion and works as a consultant at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University.  She now resides in the Bay Area where she develops and implements Innate Compassion Training (ICT) and Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) inspired programs and trainings.