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Maria Paula Jimenez

Senior CCT Instructor
Medellín, Colombia
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Maria Paula is a Senior Instructor in the Compassion Cultivation Training™ Program developed by the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University. Currently, Maria Paula is a Faculty member of the first Spanish version of the CCT™ Teacher Training offered in Spain through Nirakara Institute. Simultaneously she is the Coordinator of the Online Programs of the Compassion Institute and the Administrator of the Live Online Mindful Self-Compassion program offered by the Center for Mindful Self Compassion. She is also a lecturer, organizational consultant and advisor to groups and individuals on topics related to well-being/whole-being, change, contemplative practices, mindfulness, and compassion.


María Paula studied Psychology at Los Andes University, with a minor in business. She is an expert in Corporate Social Responsibility from Sergio Arboleda University and in Integrative Therapies from the Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad del Rosario. In addition, she completed an Integrative Medicine Training with the International Sintergética Association.


She has offered trainings, talks, and conferences to different audiences in Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Spain, and the United States.