Practice Compassion
Follow
Find
2.2K views | +0 today
 
Scooped by Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
onto Practice Compassion
Scoop.it!

10 Great Ways to Teach Kids Compassion for Others

10 Great Ways to Teach Kids Compassion for Others | Practice Compassion | Scoop.it
One of the many challenges that parents face is teaching their children the concept of compassion and how important helping others simply for the sake of doing (10 Great Ways to Teach Kids Compassion for Others : http://t.co/KRvoI3g6...)...
more...
No comment yet.
Practice Compassion
Raising awareness about the importance of compassion to individual and worldwide well-being
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Scoop.it!

The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education

The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education | Practice Compassion | Scoop.it
The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education is striving to create a community of scholars and researchers, including neuroscientists, psychologists, neuroeconomists and philosophical and contemplative thinkers around the study of compassion. Drawing from such varied disciplines - from etiological approaches that examine the evolutionary roots of compassion to neuroscientific studies of the brain mechanisms that support compassion to the 'warm glow' feelings that reinforce altruistic behavior, CCARE is working to gain a deep understanding of compassion and its associated human behaviors in all its richness.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Scoop.it!

Mitt Romney, Man of Compassion? - Huffington Post (blog)

Mitt Romney, Man of Compassion? - Huffington Post (blog) | Practice Compassion | Scoop.it
Mitt Romney, Man of Compassion?Huffington Post (blog)One little problem with the compassion thing that Mitt Romney keeps touting in his recent television ads: He doesn't seem to have any.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Scoop.it!

Groups and Gossip Drove the Evolution of Human Nature

Groups and Gossip Drove the Evolution of Human Nature | Practice Compassion | Scoop.it
Black-and-white colobus monkeys scrambled through the branches of Congo’s Ituri Forest in 1957 as a small band of Mbuti hunters wound cautiously through the undergrowth, joined by anthropologist Colin Turnbull.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Scoop.it!

What Happens to Our Brains During Exercise (and Why it Makes Us Happier) | Human Connection: Compassion, Altruism, Empathy

What Happens to Our Brains During Exercise (and Why it Makes Us Happier) | Human Connection: Compassion, Altruism, Empathy | Practice Compassion | Scoop.it
Most of us are aware of what happens to the body when we exercise. We build more muscle or more stamina. We feel how daily activities like climbing stairs becomes easier if we exercise regularly.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Scoop.it!

Does Your Doctor Care? Physician Empathy Linked to Better Health Outcomes - PsychCentral.com

Does Your Doctor Care? Physician Empathy Linked to Better Health Outcomes - PsychCentral.com | Practice Compassion | Scoop.it
PsychCentral.comDoes Your Doctor Care? Physician Empathy Linked to Better Health OutcomesPsychCentral.comIn order to more accurately measure empathy, researchers also designed and validated a new instrument to measure physician empathy in the...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Scoop.it!

The Inequity of Compassion - Huffington Post

The Inequity of CompassionHuffington PostPlease go to WeAreBetterThanThis.org to make your voice heard -- to erase "the inequity of compassion" that exists around gun violence and to demand our elected officials and presidential candidates give us...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Scoop.it!

New online game teaches kids compassion in caring for virtual pets ...

New online game teaches kids compassion in caring for virtual pets ... | Practice Compassion | Scoop.it
Cackleberries CEO, Eronne Foster, said, “Teaching young children to look after pets is a powerful lesson that helps develop compassion, self-care and nurturing skills. Frobits have been a big hit with children since day one so ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Scoop.it!

The Science of Compassion | Human Connection: Compassion, Altruism, Empathy

The Science of Compassion | Human Connection: Compassion, Altruism, Empathy | Practice Compassion | Scoop.it
Empirically speaking, does the experience of compassion toward one person measurably affect our actions and attitudes toward other people?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Scoop.it!

Compassion over empathy could help prevent emotional burnout - Wired.co.uk

Compassion over empathy could help prevent emotional burnout - Wired.co.uk | Practice Compassion | Scoop.it
Wired.co.ukCompassion over empathy could help prevent emotional burnoutWired.co.ukTraining people to be compassionate rather than empathic might help to solve problems such as depression, burnout and narcissism, according to Tania Singer at the Max...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Scoop.it!

The aging brain: Why getting older just might be awesome - CNN

The aging brain: Why getting older just might be awesome - CNN | Practice Compassion | Scoop.it
The aging brain: Why getting older just might be awesomeCNNThis is particularly true for the human-centered design process -- empathize, ... First there is empathy, "the foundation of a human-centered design process.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Scoop.it!

Baby teaches students life lessons - TheChronicleHerald.ca

Baby teaches students life lessons - TheChronicleHerald.ca | Practice Compassion | Scoop.it
TheChronicleHerald.caBaby teaches students life lessonsTheChronicleHerald.caAndrew and his parents came to the class once a month throughout the year as part of the Roots of Empathy program.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Scoop.it!

This App Rewards You for Volunteer Work

This App Rewards You for Volunteer Work | Practice Compassion | Scoop.it
Cause.it lets volunteers earn points for their hard work, which they can cash in for discounts and other goodies at local businesses.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Scoop.it!

How Humans Became Moral Beings

How Humans Became Moral Beings | Practice Compassion | Scoop.it
In a new book, anthropologist Christopher Boehm traces the steps our species went through to attain a conscience (How Humans Became Moral Beings | Science & Nature | Smithsonian Magazine: http://t.co/4O9IMLZM...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Scoop.it!

How to Be More Compassion with Yourself? - PsychCentral.com (blog)

How to Be More Compassion with Yourself?PsychCentral.com (blog)... 7 Oct 2012. APA Reference Manchester MacMannis, D. (2012). How to Be More Compassion with Yourself?. Psych Central.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Scoop.it!

Compassion meditation may boost neural basis of empathy, study finds - Medical Xpress

Compassion meditation may boost neural basis of empathy, study findsMedical Xpress(Medical Xpress)—A compassion-based meditation program can significantly improve a person's ability to read the facial expressions of others, finds a study published...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Scoop.it!

Conscious Capitalism: Can Empathy Change The World? - Forbes

Conscious Capitalism: Can Empathy Change The World? - Forbes | Practice Compassion | Scoop.it
ForbesConscious Capitalism: Can Empathy Change The World?ForbesIn the late 19th century, a concept called the Progressive Movement crept through the vineworks of American business thinking.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Scoop.it!

Taking Time - Huffington Post

Taking Time - Huffington Post | Practice Compassion | Scoop.it
Taking TimeHuffington PostBy Robert Levine, Ph.D. Time is money in the West. Workers are paid by the hour, lawyers charge by the minute, and advertising is sold by the second ($117,000 per second at this year's Super Bowl).
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Scoop.it!

Compassion Behind Bars - Huffington Post (blog)

Compassion Behind Bars - Huffington Post (blog) | Practice Compassion | Scoop.it
Compassion Behind BarsHuffington Post (blog)Research by Northeastern University Professor David DeSteno suggests that, if we see a commonality between ourselves and someone else, we are more likely to act with compassion toward them.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Scoop.it!

Self-Help for Skeptics - Wall Street Journal

Self-Help for Skeptics - Wall Street Journal | Practice Compassion | Scoop.it
Self-Help for SkepticsWall Street JournalExperts say that to feel better you need to treat yourself kindly—this is called "self-compassion"—and focus on the positive, by being optimistic.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Scoop.it!

Children in foster care develop resilience through compassion - Science Codex

Children in foster care develop resilience through compassionScience CodexA new study shows that a therapeutic intervention called Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT) appears to improve the mental and physical health of adolescents in...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Scoop.it!

Giving Time Can Give You Time

Giving Time Can Give You Time | Practice Compassion | Scoop.it
Many people these days feel a sense of time famine - never having enough minutes and hours to do everything.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Scoop.it!

Brain wiring tied to altruism

Brain wiring tied to altruism | Practice Compassion | Scoop.it
Good Samaritans, hard to find, and harder to explain, at least for scientists. Perhaps neuroscience can explain.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Scoop.it!

10 Great Ways to Teach Kids Compassion for Others

10 Great Ways to Teach Kids Compassion for Others | Practice Compassion | Scoop.it
One of the many challenges that parents face is teaching their children the concept of compassion and how important helping others simply for the sake of doing (10 Great Ways to Teach Kids Compassion for Others : http://t.co/KRvoI3g6...)...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Scoop.it!

Futurity.org – News in story form may increase empathy

Futurity.org – News in story form may increase empathy | Practice Compassion | Scoop.it
News in story form may increase empathy. "Issues such as health care, poverty and discrimination all should elicit compassion," says Professor Mary Beth Oliver. "But presenting these issues as personalized stories more ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Scoop.it!

Bill Gates: 'I wrote Steve Jobs a letter as he was dying. He kept it by his bed' - Telegraph

Bill Gates: 'I wrote Steve Jobs a letter as he was dying. He kept it by his bed' - Telegraph | Practice Compassion | Scoop.it
People’s plutocrat Bill Gates talks about friendly rivalry, and how to get bankers to part with their money.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Scoop.it!

Brief training can boost physician empathy, study says - American Medical News

Brief training can boost physician empathy, study saysAmerican Medical NewsDoctors who participated in a three-hour program designed to increase empathy as part of their graduate medical education showed positive results in later patient reviews,...
more...
No comment yet.