CCT© Teacher Directory
Irakli has taught CCT to faculty and graduate students at the University of Washington School of Medicine, where he practices pain medicine. Irakli’s main interest is to teach CCT to diverse populations but especially in health care, to faculty, staff and potentially patients with chronic pain. He also believes that introducing compassion cultivation in medical education can help trainees to develop resilience as they face realities of medical practice that can differ from their original expectations. Irakli is also very interested in the interface between compassion and mindfulness practices. He has completed all educational requirements toward teacher certification in mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) via U Mass and taught MBSR extensively to chronic pain clinic populations at UW. He can be reached via email.