Cultivating Emotional Balance

Presented By Eve Ekman, MSW, PhD | Ryan Redman, MA | Paul Ekman, PhD
Eve Ekman, MSW, PhD Ryan Redman, MA Paul Ekman, PhD

9 hours | 9 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Cultivating Emotional Balance is presented by Paul Ekman, PhD, Eve Ekman, MSW, PhD, and Ryan Redman, MA.

Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) is an educational training committed to utilizing the experience of emotion as a path for supporting a constructive emotional life and cultivating genuine happiness.

By integrating the wisdom traditions of modern psychology, current emotion research, and contemplative practices, CEB provides a secular platform for transformation. This program implements guided meditation instruction, emotion mapping, group activities, partner reflections, and an in-depth investigation of universal emotions.

In this program, participants develop attention, restore motivation, identify the root causes of enduring happiness, discuss burnout, explore contempt and shame, investigate different pathways of empathy, practice self-compassion, and build connections through vulnerability and trust. Ultimately, with the tools of CEB, we can draw upon our human capacity to wisely and compassionately actualize individual and collective well-being and establish a wholesome relationship with the planet.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

APA, ASWB, CPA, NBCC Click here for state and other regional board approvals.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe emotional and conative intelligence through group discussions and introspective practices

Describe cutting-edge research from neuroscience and affective psychology on emotion, empathy, burnout, and compassion

Describe a cause/effect model of personal and professional burnout and apply the model to life at work, home and with colleagues.

Describe and investigate sources of enduring happiness, purpose, and meaning

Describe mindfulness skills for working with emotion at work and throughout the day

Describe contempt, disgust, shame and guilt and learn remedies for working with these difficult emotions

Describe communication skills for establishing trust, vulnerability, compassionate listening, and emotional resilience

Describe relationship skills for avoiding empathic distress


Presented By

Eve Ekman, MSW, PhD

Eve Ekman is a Senior Fellow at the University of California Berkeley Greater Good Science Center, Director of Cultivating Emotional Balance Training Program, and volunteer clinical faculty at the UCSF Department of Pediatrics. Ekman draws from an interdisciplinary set of skills and knowledge f...

Presented By

Ryan Redman, MA

Ryan Redman has been teaching meditation for the past 20 years. Ryan is a co-founder and the Executive Director of the Flourish Foundation, a social profit dedicated to inspiring systemic change through heart-mind cultivation, promoting personal well-being, benevolent social action, and environmenta...

Presented By

Paul Ekman, PhD

Paul Ekman, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus in Psychology at UCSF, is the world’s foremost expert in facial expressions and a professor emeritus at the University of California Medical School in San Francisco. He is the author of 16 books, including Emotions Revealed and Telling Lies and, most recently, E...


1. Introduction

2. Harvesting Joy Practice

3. Burnout

4. Conative Balance

5. Emotions - Part 1

6. Emotions - Part 2

7. Contempt and Disgust

8. Empathetic Joy Activity

9. Shame and Guilt

10. Self-Compassion & Empathy

Develop a Specialty Area of Practice

Transforming mental health professionals into experts

Expert Instructors

Professional training developed and delivered by the field's leading experts

CE Credit

Earn CE credit for meaningful professional training that will elevate your practice

Convenience & Flexibility

Learn at your own pace, from wherever you might be!