Eve Ekman, MSW, PhD
Emotion regulation and mindfulness trainer
Eve Ekman, MSW, PhD, is the director of training at the Greater Good Science Center. She is also a UC Berkeley- and UCSF-trained social scientist and teacher in the field of emotional awareness and burnout prevention. Her work is inspired by her past experience as a medical social worker in the emergency department of San Francisco General Hospital.
In addition to her academic training, Eve is a second-generation emotion researcher and has had meaningful collaborations with her father, renowned emotion researcher Dr. Paul Ekman. Their most recent project, The Atlas of Emotions, is an online visual tool to teach a language for improving our emotional awareness that was commissioned and supported by the Dalai Lama.
Eve is the co-lead instructor for Cultivating Emotional Balance, an evidence-based meditation and emotion regulation training developed by Dr. Paul Ekman and Buddhist scholar Alan Wallace.
Eve’s writing on empathy, burnout, and compassion has appeared in peer-reviewed journals as well as invited chapters in Oxford handbooks of positive psychology and the science of compassion. She has been an invited speaker to conferences from her own Bay Area to Sao Paolo, Singapore, and beyond.
The Science of Happiness
May 2 - 5, 2019
Thursday - Sunday, 3 nights
What does it mean to live a happy, meaningful life? How do you respond with resilience to life’s unavoidable stresses and disappointments? How can you forge compassionate connections at a time of extreme busyness, isolation, and division? Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide have explored these and other big questions in The Science of Happiness,...
Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB)
June 16 - 18, 2017
Friday - Sunday, 2 nights
What is the importance of the science of emotions? How does it help us work with our patients/clients? This weekend takes a deep dive into these and other questions. Paul Ekman and B. Alan Wallace developed the Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) research and training program as the result of a dialogue between biobehavioral scientists, the...
Using the Telomere Effect for a Vibrant Healthspan
February 2 - 4, 2018
Friday - Sunday, 2 nights
Our biological health is intimately tied to our hearts and minds, our aspirations and goals, and how we seek relief when we feel stressed or depleted. These abstract, even existential, issues are anchored in a scientific understanding of healthy aging that we can apply to our own lifestyles. This program is for anyone interested in...