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Carl Alasko: Compassion develops as we mature - MontereyHerald ...

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Within developmental psychology, empathy and compassion are the last qualities to develop. Teenagers who viciously tease and bully other teens have not sufficiently matured neurologically to experience empathy.
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Can Compassion and Empathy Be Learned? - University of Virginia

Can compassion be taught? It's a question asked by parents, educators and employers, by anyone who watches or reads the news, listens to school bus taunts, or pays attention to politics. But more importantly, it's a poignant ...
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Video Dharma Talk: The Practice of Compassion | Plum Village

Video Dharma Talk: The Practice of Compassion | Plum Village | Compassion | Scoop.it
The talk at Stanford was sponsored by the organization CCARE, The Center for Compassion And Altruism Research And Education. Empathy. Research of the human mind. Compassion, empathy, and altruism are innate in ...
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Stop Commanding: Start Unleashing

Stop Commanding: Start Unleashing | Compassion | Scoop.it

Two years ago, we began a quest to uncover the key principles and practices for cultivating empathy – principles we’d seen continually recurring across our network of Fellows and Changemaker Schools. We wanted a way to help educators who were eager to follow their lead – who hungered to create the kind of classroom community that breeds empathy and agency, and who were looking to learn from others who’d already been there. What emerged was a set of principles, stories, and suggested strategies – all designed to continuously evolve as others contributed their ideas.

 

But that begged the next question: how can we generate a collective rallying cry among parents and educators – those who are itching to talk about and think about education in a new way? What can we do to get people through the door? How should we share the stories, tools, and resources we’ve amassed from our Fellows and Changemaker Schools network, with anyone who finds value in them? And how can we encourage those same teachers and parents to share strategies of their own?


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Can Empathy Be Taught? - Robert Moss

Can Empathy Be Taught? - Robert Moss | Compassion | Scoop.it

For anyone who has done clinical supervision of graduate students, there is no doubt that there are wide variations in the “natural” abilities of students to utilize warmth, genuineness, and empathy in therapy sessions. The ability of the therapist to convey to a client that there is an accurate perception of his/her emotional state entails both an accurate labeling and description by the therapist. However, those with the more “natural” abilities also display both non-verbal (e.g., facial expressions) and vocal (i.e., tone, inflections, and volume of voice) behaviors that reinforce what is said. So the answer to the big question from my perspective is that “what is said” is much easier to teach than is the “how it is said.”


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The Withinness: Empathy stems from the embodiment of the whole as self

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Empathy stems from the embodiment of the whole as self

 

Empathy is the therapist’s allowing himself to be used as part of the patient’s self. It is an affect with that precognitive nature. Empathy is defined as a mode of observation that attempts to capture the subject’s inner life. It requires the observer to draw out of him- or herself a state of experience that approximates that of the other. Such assessments allow the therapist to find the answer to fundamental questions, such as What is the patient experiencing? and Where are these reactions coming from?

 

Under these therapeutic circumstances, what the therapist empathically finds out may be true transexperientially, but first he or she must be able to answer even more basic questions, such as What am I experiencing, and Where are these feelings coming from? “Embryonic features of the same emotional problems with which the patient is struggling are present in the therapist,” says A. Storr, if he could tune in himself.

 

In short, first one has to empathize with oneself. R. D. Laing said, “Each person, not being himself either to himself or the other, just as the other is not himself to himself or to us, … in being another for another neither recognizes himself in other, not the other in himself.”

 

by T. Byram Karasu, M.D.


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Seeing Both Sides: Teaching Empathy and Compassion | Tall Trees ...

Seeing Both Sides: Teaching Empathy and Compassion | Tall Trees ... | Compassion | Scoop.it
A classroom or family activity that encourages you to look at both sides of an argument in order to grow empathy and compassion for those you disagree with.
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Einstein's Circle of Compassion | Brainwash Update

Abby Martin gives a heartfelt remark about Einstein's 'Circle of Compassion' by reflecting on how to balance personal stability with the plight of humanity b...
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Compassion is a muscle that gets stronger with use, and the regular exercise of choosing kindness over cruelty would change us.

Compassion is a muscle that gets stronger with use, and the regular exercise of choosing kindness over cruelty would change us. | Compassion | Scoop.it
Jonathan Safran Foer (via creatingaquietmind) ("Compassion is a muscle that gets stronger with use, and the regular exercise of choosing kindness over..." http://t.co/UVVLzavwZX)...
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Times Writers Group: Homeless people deserve empathy, compassion - St. Cloud Times

Times Writers Group: Homeless people deserve empathy, compassion - St. Cloud Times | Compassion | Scoop.it
Times Writers Group: Homeless people deserve empathy, compassion
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A friend recently lamented that he often sees the same supposedly homeless man on the streets of downtown St. Cloud every day.
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Empathy, Compassion, and Why New News Isn't New to Us ...

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An article went out today professing new, exciting developments - the clinical world had concluded that - lo and behold! - people with autism DO feel acute,
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Integral Options Cafe: Compassion Research in Neuroscience ...

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“Defining Compassion, Empathy & Altruism: Scientific, Economic, Philosophical & Contemplative Perspectives,” which took place March 4th to 5th 2009, was put on by CCARE. This part of the conference was the session on ...
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Can Mindfulness Strengthen Compassion? - NICABM

Can Mindfulness Strengthen Compassion? - NICABM | Compassion | Scoop.it
Wouldn't it be nice if kindness and giving weren't centered around the holidays? Doing good things for people can make us feel good about ourselves, so shouldn't we strive to do them all the time? Here's some research that ...
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The Simple Way You Can Practice Compassion Today

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Best-selling author, religious expert and TED Prize winner Karen Armstrong has studied all of the world's great religions. She says she's identified the common thread that runs through them all: compassion. In the above clip from her upcoming appearance on "Super Soul Sunday," Armstrong sits down with Oprah and shares the one thing everyone can start doing today to live a more compassionate life.


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Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care

Patient care is more than just healing -- it's building a connection that encompasses mind, body and soul. If you could stand in someone else's shoes . . . h...
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The Nature of Empathy and Compassion - Association for ...

The Nature of Empathy and Compassion - Association for ... | Compassion | Scoop.it
Tania Singer is recognized as a world expert on empathy and compassion, and takes an interdisciplinary approach to study social and moral emotions such as fairness, envy, compassion, and revenge. In addition to brain imaging, her ...
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The Importance of Empathy in Decreasing Social Anxiety

The Importance of Empathy in Decreasing Social Anxiety | Compassion | Scoop.it
This article illustrates why empathy is an important skill in decreasing social anxiety.

 

One of the most important lines of defense against social anxiety is learning to build empathy.  If you suffer with social anxiety and difficulty connecting with others, consider this:  anxiety and self consciousness turn an individual inward, and cause a person to always be on the defensive (against rejection, humiliation, threats from others).  When you are on the defensive and turned inward, very little psychic energy is available for much else.  You are closed up, and unavailable to absorb the world outside you in an adaptive/positive or even accurate way.  Everything is seen in terms of threatening or nonthreatening and not much else. In seeing others only as unflattering mirrors of yourself, you overlook the person that they are.  This does not mean you are a selfish person, it just means that too much of your mind's space is devoted to keeping yourself safe, and unavailable for other things such as connecting. 


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Carma Lisa Arrendell's curator insight, December 1, 2013 2:51 PM

The holidays can be stressful especially for those with social anxiety. The crowds at the stores. The many invitations and large gatherings. I hope you can glean the significance of empathy.

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More TV Means Less Empathic Kids

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Children's television exposure is significantly and negatively related to their ability to read others' emotions.

 

But a new study out this week has me wondering if there really is such a thing as “harmless TV” when it comes to our little ones. The Ohio State University has found that children – particularly preschoolers – who are exposed to a lot of television have a hard time developing “theory of the mind,” or the ability to recognize that other people do not see and feel the same things that they see and feel. The children did not even have to be watching the TV for it to have an impact. Simply having it on as background noise was enough to make a difference

 

. By LIZZIE HEISELT |


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The Empathy and Compassion in Society 2013 Conference - The Ecologist

The Empathy and Compassion in Society 2013 Conference - The Ecologist | Compassion | Scoop.it
The Empathy and Compassion in Society 2013 Conference The Ecologist Empathy and Compassion in Society is a non-profit event supported by a partnership of charities, including Resurgence Trust, which publishes Resurgence & Ecologist magazine, and...
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Cultivating Empathy

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I think that what the church should do is to focus on cultivating empathy.

 

Empathy is at play when we:

take the focus off of ourselves and put it on the suffering of othersobserve the suffering of others and in some sense feel that suffering ourselvesare then driven to seek solutions for this suffering

 

In Romans 12:15, the Apostle Paul instructs us to “rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.”

 

 


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Celebration of compassion: Unique multimedia eBook presents scientists ... - Medical Xpress

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Celebration of compassion: Unique multimedia eBook presents scientists ...
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Questions about the difference between empathy and compassion, or about whether compassion can be learned, are now answered by a newly published eBook.
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When Empathy Hurts, Compassion Can Heal | Greater Good

When Empathy Hurts, Compassion Can Heal | Greater Good | Compassion | Scoop.it
A new neuroscientific study shows that compassion training can help us cope with other people's distress.
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