Trainings and Events

Designing Emotion Awareness

Presentation and discussion on developing a visual literacy for the invisible power of human emotions. Dr. Eve Ekman and Eric Rodenbeck of Stamen design and Jasper Speicher.

When: July 10th, 2017 • 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Swissnex  Pier 17, The Embarcadero #800, San Francisco, CA (map)

Upcoming Trainings

Monthly CEB TsangaMonthly chance to practice CEB with brief guided meditations, emotion related talk and small group emotion mapping and reflection.

When: 2nd Sunday of every month, 7:30pm – 9:30pm (next  July 9th) Where: Against the Stream, 2701 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA  No Registration Required, Drop In

Upcoming Retreats

Poison as Antidote: Working with Anger, Attachment, and Confusion with Scott Tusa
Scott and Eve team up to bring reflections and practices From the Buddhist and Western Psychological perspectives. Buddhism tells us that the three ‘poisons’ of anger, attachment and confusion are the root disturbing emotions that all other destructive emotions arise from. From the Western Psychological perspective we difficult emotions pervade our daily life and we distract ourselves away from feeling the contents of difficult experiences.

Our daylong will be a highly experiential training to identify and examine these three ‘poisons,’ and find antidotes from within. There will be guided meditation, discussion, and reflective writing throughout the day. Join us, as we use our emotional life as a tool for transformation. Bring your emotions!

Open to all.

When: July 8th 2017
Where: Against the Stream, 2701 Folsom Street, SF CA
Register Here

Online Training Resources

I have a series of brief recorded meditations, 3-10minutes freely available on Soundcloud.
For more information on a variety of mind body and meditation practices explore Mind Body Matters
(compiled by my awesome research assistant Jocleyn Lai).

Ongoing Training

Cultivating Emotional Balance

Cultivating Emotional Balance is a 42 hour, secular, emotion and mindfulness skills training designed to help participants improve emotional life through the cultivation of constructive emotional experiences, decrease destructive emotional experiences and developing mental balance. The training is drawn from Western scientific research on emotions and traditional Eastern attention focus (Shamatha) and contemplative (Four Immeasurables), practices.CEBTT_2012_Group

CEB includes emotion skills, contemplative practices in compassion and mindfulness meditation training designed to improve emotional regulation that can provide stress reduction and enhance interpersonal communication taught through first person exercises, group discussion and dyadic exercises along side technology assisted daily emotion tracking and guided mindfulness practices.

Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) was born during a Mind & with the Dalai Lama in 2000 and tested for efficacy with a randomized control study published in the peer-reviewed journal Emotion, 2011.


Dr. Paul Ekman founded the Paul Ekman Group (PEG), when he retired from UCSF where he has been a professor for nearly forty years, in order to translate his research findings into practical tools that would equip anyone to lead a more skillful emotional life and also to enable those in law enforcement to more accurately spot lies during interrogations. His training tools on emotional skills have been used by teachers, therapists, physicians, salespersons, nurses, corporate executives, from dozens of countries. His daughter Eve Ekman, develops emotion and stress related trainings for PEG.


Past Trainings

CEBTT 2015, New South Wales, Australia

CEBTT 2014, Holy Isle Scotland

CEBTT 2013, Mexico

CEBTT 2010-2012 Thanyapura Mind Center, Thailand

CEB training in Bangalore and Delhi, India December 2015
Attentamente Mexico City, Guadlajara, Novemeber 2015 and January 201




































Mind and Its Potential Australia, November 2014

Greater Good Teacher Training 2013

Manhattan Beach, California, Erickson Foundation, Couples Conference, 2013

Mexico City, Casa de Tibet/Attentamente for School Teachers , 2013

Santa Clara Trail Lawyers Association, 2012

Happiness and Its Causes, Australia 2011 and upcoming 2013

National University of Singapore, 2011 & 2012


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