Eve Ekman, Ph.D., MSW, is a GGSC Senior Fellow. An experienced speaker, researcher, and group facilitator, she brings a unique background ideally suited to training individuals and organizations in the science of happiness, resilience, compassion, mindfulness, and emotional awareness. Eve creates dynamic trainings adapted specifically for the needs of her participants, drawing upon her deep scientific knowledge, direct clinical work, and experiences in a range of institutional and organizational settings, particularly within the health care field. She worked for years as a social worker in health care, criminal justice, and social welfare systems, which inspired her to earn her master’s and Ph.D. at UC Berkeley and complete her postdoctoral training at UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Her research has focused on helping professional care providers prevent burnout by giving them easier access to practices of attention, insight, and resilience. Building on her research, she developed trainings to address burnout in national and international organizations and has delivered keynotes and workshops for a wide range of companies, including Airbnb, Salesforce, and Kaiser Permanente. Eve is a second-generation emotion researcher who has had meaningful collaborations with her father, renowned emotion researcher Dr. Paul Ekman, including on The Atlas of Emotions, an online visual tool commissioned by the Dalai Lama to teach emotional awareness, and Cultivating Emotional Balance, an intensive, evidence-based training for compassion and mindfulness. Eve’s writing on empathy, burnout, and compassion has appeared in peer-reviewed journals, magazines, and books, including Oxford handbooks of positive psychology and compassion science. She is a regular practitioner of meditation, yoga, and cold water surfing, and brings her enthusiasm for living a rich emotional life into her teaching.
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A Q&A with Tara Brach about offering radical compassion to yourself and others.
While science books can touch our minds, these books have touched our hearts.
Health professionals learned how to care for themselves and nurture their relationships at the Greater Good Institute for Health Professionals.
Evidence is mounting that psychedelic-assisted therapies can improve well-being, in ways that are similar to mindfulness practices.
How can we practice empathy when we feel stressed or burned out?
Part 2 of a workshop by Eve Ekman on the science of emotions, stress/burnout, and developing professional empathy, given June 30, 2013, at the first…
Part 1 of a workshop by Eve Ekman on the science of emotions, stress/burnout, and developing professional empathy, given June 30, 2013, at the first…