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ProReal: Compassion Focused Therapy: Compassion Webinar: Part I (concepts & research) 

How the concepts of cultivating a compassionate mind fits with ProReal.


- Get an insight into concepts from Compassion Focused Therapy and the research that shows how avatars and virtual reality can support this work.

Live demonstration of how cultivating compassion can be achieved by using ProReal.


- Get a taste of how avatars and features of ProReal can be used to highlight aspects of the self and cultivate a compassionate mind.

 

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Showing compassion with compassion kits in Colorado Springs

Gazette News Anchor Eric Singer and Reporter Debbie Kelley talks with Divine Redeemer Catholic School students and faculty about compassion kits that will be...
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Cultivating Compassion -

Cultivating Compassion - | Compassion | Scoop.it

Compassion is defined as the feeling of deep sorrow we experience when someone is struck by misfortune, but to feel compassion in our everyday lives is a little harder, writes Candida Baker

Whenever there is a disaster, natural or otherwise, in the world, it does a curious thing – it brings out the best in us. All of us stop for a moment, don’t we, and feel a mixture of gratitude that we and our loved ones are safe, and sorrow for those suffering from the earthquake, tsunami, bushfire, flood, hurricane – or most recently the tragedy in Paris.

It’s then that our natural compassion comes to the fore. And yet, curiously, compassion, the virtue of empathy for the suffering of others, is not necessarily as readily available to us at other times. In our ordinary, everyday lives it seems as if (on the face of it) we have less need of compassion than at those times of crisis, be they family, community, or world-wide.

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Compassion: The Rise of Man

Compassion: The Rise of Man | Compassion | Scoop.it
Society shows compassion for the refugees and the homeless magazine sellers, but what about the others? What about those Syrians and Iraqis that we don't see?


Those faceless souls being tortured in The Islamic State hidden away from the media gaze and excluded from public chatter. And how about those homeless people who don't sell magazines? You know the ones, slumped in shop doorways looking downcast, the ones we like to call beggars. Where is the compassion for them? What about the people in life who don't fight for themselves? Either because they can't or won't. Are they somehow less worthy of compassion?


I see the battle for compassion as one of the titanic duals of modern times fought in many arenas. As a species we have evolved greater compassion now than at any time in our recorded history.   


Jamie Flook 

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Dalai Lama Compassion Inner Beauty

July 5, 2015, Garden Grove, California His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama spoke to a group of about 1000 people at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Garden Grove, California. He spoke of Compassion, Inner beauty and he said as people we are all the same.
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Can Compassion Change the World?

Can Compassion Change the World? | Compassion | Scoop.it

By Jill Suttie

Daniel Goleman talks with Greater Good about his new book, A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World.


The Dalai Lama has a long history of meeting and collaborating with social scientists—psychologists, neuroscientists, economists, and others looking to understand the science of human emotions and behavior. Through these collaborations, he has learned about the research in this area and has encouraged scientists to pursue fields of inquiry more directly aimed at serving the public good.
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A Guide to Cultivating Compassion

A Guide to Cultivating Compassion | Compassion | Scoop.it

by Joanna van der Hoeven

Benefits
Why develop compassion in your life? Well, there are scientific studies that suggest there are physical benefits to practicing compassion — people who practice it produce 100 percent more DHEA, which is a hormone that counteracts the aging process, and 23 percent less cortisol — the “stress hormone.”

But there are other benefits as well, and these are emotional and spiritual. The main benefit is that it helps you to be more happy, and brings others around you to be more happy. If we agree that it is a common aim of each of us to strive to be happy, then compassion is one of the main tools for achieving that happiness. It is therefore of utmost importance that we cultivate compassion in our lives and practice compassion every day....

7 Compassion Practices

  1. Morning ritual....
  2. Empathy Practice....
  3. Commonalities practice....
  4. Relief of suffering practice....
  5. Act of kindness practice.....
  6. Those who mistreat us practice. ....
  7. Evening routine. ....
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John Hoffmire: Can people be trained to be compassionate?

John Hoffmire: Can people be trained to be compassionate? | Compassion | Scoop.it
Compassion training extends beyond merely invoking empathy and concern for others but seeks to infuse the strength to be present with suffering, the courage to take compassionate action, and the flexibility to prevent compassion fatigue.


These qualities, in turn, support a broad array of goals such as improving personal and professional relationships and making a positive difference in the world.

Compassion is not limited to the personal level of our individual relationships but can also permeate the interaction of societies and cultures with one another.

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Changing the world and ourselves through compassion

Changing the world and ourselves through compassion | Compassion | Scoop.it

There is a growing movement showing that developing kindness towards others can make us happier and healthier, writes Jill Stark

Be kind and you will be well. It has been the cornerstone of Eastern philosophy for centuries. But what if recognising our shared humanity was more than just a sentimental ideal? What if consciously practicing kindness could change the wiring of your brain and make you live longer?


"Practicing compassion with intention has a positive physiological effect on the body. It can lower blood pressure, boost your immune response and increase your calmness.  "
Dr James Doty


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The Big Problem With Compassion by Shane Idleman

Get the ebook mentioned in this sermon: Contentiously Contending: A Word to Today's Apologetics Emphasis 

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Glenn Beck talks compassion at CCARE event

Glenn Beck talks compassion at CCARE event | Compassion | Scoop.it

Television and radio personality Glenn Beck spoke with James Doty, clinical professor of neurosurgery, on Thursday night at Tresidder Memorial Union about the role of compassion in his life and its place in society. The dialogue was sponsored by Stanford’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), which Doty directs.

Beck spent time discussing the role that compassion has played in his personal edification and the apparent shortage of compassion in society today. The often contentious media personality spoke about his own personal struggles with drug and alcohol abuse and the vital role that his faith has played in guiding him.

by Sam Premutico


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How to build a caring economy

How to build a caring economy | Compassion | Scoop.it
It is important, however, to distinguish between basic empathic and caring responses, and a more universal capacity for compassion.


It is possible that universal compassion is solely a human function. Empathy alone does not necessarily prompt prosocial behaviour. If you empathize with the suffering of another, for example, you may not necessarily help this person.


Empathy can also result in empathic distress that may even lead to withdrawal or aggressive behaviour.


by Tania Singer

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Join the Empathy Trainers Association - Now Forming

Join the Empathy Trainers Association - Now Forming | Compassion | Scoop.it

The Association For

  1. Empathy Trainers who have similar and common interests, activities and concerns about teaching empathy.
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Stanford's James Doty Unlocks the Heart-Brain Connection | KQED

Stanford's James Doty Unlocks the Heart-Brain Connection | KQED | Compassion | Scoop.it
Can we rewire the brain to become more compassionate? That's one of the questions central to the work of James Doty, director of Stanford's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education.


Doty's new book, "Into the Magic Shop", chronicles his journey from a chaotic childhood in Southern California to a scientist at the cutting edge of the heart-brain connection.

Host: Michael Krasny

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TEDx Hayward May 2013 - Building Compassion: How Do We Get More Compassion in the World? Christopher Kukk

Published on Jul 8, 2013
Building Compassion: How Do We Get More Compassion in the World?


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It's Time to Make Compassion Fashionable

It's Time to Make Compassion Fashionable | Compassion | Scoop.it
Isn't it time to make compassion fashionable, to make kindness cool, to make consideration and care hot topics? Isn't it time for a compassionate revolution?


How can there by peace if we are not at peace with ourselves, if we don't open our hearts to ourselves and to all others, equally?


We have to end the war within ourselves, as it's that inner war that masterminds violence, and make kindness and compassion the means by which we live. We can do this, and we have to do it.


Ed and Deb Shapiro 

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Lessons of Compassion From the Dalai Lama

Lessons of Compassion From the Dalai Lama | Compassion | Scoop.it
The Dalai Lama says that compassion "belongs to that category of emotions which have a more developed cognitive component." Compassion is a blend of empathy and reason. When we practice compassion, we will have more strength, peace, and joy and this will transfer to everyone with whom we associate.


The more compassion we have for others, the more kindness and affection we will obtain. Compassion spreads from one person to another. When you are compassionate to others, they are more willing to be compassionate. For example, one of my good friends unexpectedly bought me dinner the other night. When I came home to my family that evening, I was that much sweeter to them.


Margaret Moodian 

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Dialogue key to peace, Dalai Lama says at Global Compassion Summit

Dialogue key to peace, Dalai Lama says at Global Compassion Summit | Compassion | Scoop.it
Los Angeles, July 7: Marine Biologists at the University of California, San Diego, have named a new found species in deep ocean water after the Tibetan leader Dalai Lama to mark his 80th birthday celebrated world over on Monday.

Speaking at the second day of the Global Compassion Summit here, the Tibetan spiritual leader said that it is important to create more awareness on environment particularly on Cultivation of land. "When I flew over California I saw lots of area (still) empty (uninhabited) and these (unused lands) can be cultivated.


I (also) aired concern on importance of Desalination some years ago, and some time back I came to know there is a technology that does this. So why don't we make more use of this technology?" asked his Holiness.


By Tsering Choedup

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A Renaissance of Compassion | Matt Taylor | TEDxBYU

We need you to make your compassion go further. In this short, personal narrative, Matt Taylor, who has committed himself to building a better social sector, shares the inspiring state of compassion.


Hint: it's everywhere, it's better than ever, and it's ripe for you to rethink your role in problem solving in your community.

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Workshop: Compassion focused therapy for shyness & social anxiety

Workshop: Compassion focused therapy for shyness & social anxiety | Compassion | Scoop.it
The Shyness Institute and the East Bay Behavior Therapy Center are pleased to announce the upcoming workshop:
Compassion Focused Therapy for Shyness and Social Anxiety


Disorder: Compassionate Social Fitness
This introductory course will introduce participants to the basic ideas and interventions used in Paul Gilbert’s Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) integrated into Dr. Henderson’s protocol, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for shyness and social anxiety disorder called Social Fitness Training.


CFT teaches clients ways to cultivate self-compassion and to mindfully develop healthier relationships with difficult emotions. We will explore the roots of compassion in an evolutionary theory of attachment and emotion regulation.


Through experiential exercises, role-plays, and didactic instruction, participants will learn how developing the compassionate mind can help individuals to experience positive, affiliative emotions, face painful feelings, and establish a secure base.


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Dr. James Doty's Guest Appearance on TheBlaze

Founder and Director of Stanford's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), Dr. James Doty, was invited to speak with Glenn Beck in...
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Compassion in Action: Buddhism and the Environment - YouTube

Compassion in Action: Buddhism and the Environment, A Conversation with His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje The Karmapa has been described as ...
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Measuring Compassion in the Body

Measuring Compassion in the Body | Compassion | Scoop.it
Two scientific teams, one led by Zoe Taylor at Purdue and the other by Jenny Stellar at UC Berkeley, have found that the answer may lie in the Vagus nerve.


That’s the cranial nerve in the body with the widest reach, influencing speech, head positioning, digestion, and—importantly for these two studies—the parasympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system’s influence on the heart.


Students typically memorize the parasympathetic branch (PNS) as the “rest and digest” branch of the autonomic nervous system (ANS), which controls bodily functions that we’re not aware of when we’re relaxed and feeling content.


The PNS is also called the “feed and breed” branch—and recently, social psychologist Barbara Fredrickson added the label “tend and befriend” to the PNS, suggesting that it also supports functions that enable social engagement and nurturing behaviors.


By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas 

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Angeles Berman's curator insight, March 31, 2015 12:19 PM

Muy interesante :-)

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Iain Duncan Smith: Taking people off benefits is 'compassionate'

Iain Duncan Smith: Taking people off benefits is 'compassionate' | Compassion | Scoop.it

By Steven Swinford

Helping people escape a lifetime on benefits and so they can get back into work is "compassionate" Conservatism at its best, the Work and Pensions secretary will say today.Iain Duncan Smith is expected to tell a conference in Canada that for too long it has been assumed that compassion is "soft" and the "preserve of the left".


He will say that the Conservative Party has a "historic mission" to help the working poor and to give them "the right to hope and the chance to aspire".


He will say: "There is nothing compassionate about increasing dependency by spending more of taxpayers’ money to sustain someone in a lifetime on benefits.

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On Compassion

On Compassion | Compassion | Scoop.it

The word “compassion” means to “suffer with” someone, with the sense of coming to the person’s aid. It is an emotion in us caused by some evil or dire condition seen in someone else.


The Good Samaritan is a memorable example. (Luke, 10:25-37) The word “pity” means a feeling of sadness or fear at the unavoidable lot of another, either deserved or undeserved...

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But notions of compassion, sympathy, sincerity, mercy, and pity need to be watched very closely.


They arise more from emotion than from thought. Each of these related concepts refers to a feeling inside of us. It is caused by our being confronted with the dire (or happy) situation of another. But we do not fully penetrate to the soul of the other for whom we have compassion. No one wants a cold heart. In Matthew (9:36), Christ has “compassion” on the multitudes who are like lost sheep. Luke speaks of “the tender compassion of our God.” (1:78)


“Compassion” by William-Adolphe Bouguereau
James V. Schall, S.J.


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