The ninth 5-Week Cultivating Emotional Balance Teacher Training will be held in Landguet Ried, Bern, Switzerland, from June 19 through July 23 2018 (Dr. Eve Ekman will teach June 19– July 4th, and Dr. Alan Wallace will teach July 5 – 30th).  To request an application for the Summer 2018 course, please email


It is highly recommended that applicants have a background in psychology, social work, or education, and/or experience in meditation, preferably both. Applicants should also possess a strong motivation to develop and strengthen skills which will allow them to help others.

Course Description 

The training will focus on learning the theories and practices of psychology regarding emotional balance, as taught by Dr. Paul Ekman and the relevant theories and practices of Buddhism, taught by Dr. Alan Wallace, particularly focused on the cultivation of attention, insight through the practice of mindfulness, and the qualities of loving-kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity (the Four Immeasurables). The format will consist of a combination of lectures, meditation, and discussion. Dr. Wallace will be in residence for first three weeks. Dr. Eve Ekman will lead the training for the last two weeks.

Alan will co-teach CEBTT in 2018, but this will most likely be the last time he will do so. So if people wish to receive the training from Alan, next year is the time to do it.

During the 2018 CEB teacher training, single rooms, double rooms and triple rooms are available (The cost for rooms are listed here.) The cost per person is . There are two payments, a deposit of $1000 is due upon acceptance and the final payment is due four months before the retreat begins. This includes all teaching, housing, and meals. Travel expenses are not included.

To apply for the 5-week CEB Teacher Training in Bern, Switzerland, request a detailed application by emailing and mention CEBTT 2018, in the subject of the email. When a certain number of the applications have been returned, they are vetted and everyone is notified if they are accepted, put on the waiting list, or do not qualify at this time to attend the retreat. If you have any questions, please contact If you have any questions and specific inquiries about the course, please email

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