Self-compassion is an inside job. I’ve learned that if I am gentle with myself, the world becomes a gentler place. I invite you to experience it too.
“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” ~Jack Kornfield
I never wanted to see a therapist. I imagined settling onto the storied couch and seeing dollar signs appear in concerned eyes as I listed the family history of mental illness, addiction, and abuse. I feared I’d be labeled before I’d ever been heard.
But after experiencing the emotional shock of witnessing a murder, I knew I needed a space to grieve. So I gathered all of my courage and laid myself bare to a very nice woman who had Don Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements on her coffee table. I trusted her.
Weighed down by guilt: Research shows it's more than a metaphor YottaFire “Embodied cognition is an emerging field in psychology that examines how our thoughts and emotions interact with our bodies to guide behavior.
Faced with news of suicides and brain damage in former professional football players, geneticists have bemoaned the lack of model systems for studying the insidious and often delayed consequences linked to head injuries.
The Science of Empathy: Principles and Practices Teleclass; 1.5 CCEU’s
Effective coaches are high in empathy—the ability to tune into the emotional state of the other person and dialogue about what is going on with non-judgment and genuine acceptance.
So how do we, as coaches, enhance our ability to be empathic?
In this hour and forty-five minute teleclass, you will learn how to engage rather than enmesh with your client’s feelings to support the client’s growth process.
You will learn how to speak in a way that you become an intelligent mirror for the client, not only sharing back what you’ve heard, but noting discrepancies that seem to emerge among the various statements the client may be making. By sharing these discrepancies in a neutral tone and being descriptive rather than judgmental, you can maintain your empathic approach while catalyzing a space for new insights and sustainable change to occur.
Stanford brought together educators and entrepreneurs at the first-ever Compassion and Technology Conference to discuss how to uplift humanity in a gadget-driven society full of distractions.
Social entrepreneurs, engineers and scientists explored how to open hearts in a world of cell phones, texting and computers at the inaugural Compassion and Technology Conference at Stanford on Dec. 6.
"Science shows us that compassion is fundamental to our health and well-being," said one of the panelists, Emma Seppala, a psychologist and associate director of Stanford'sCenter for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. Hundreds of people filled the room at the Li Ka Shing Center for the all-day affair.
The Wired Smart List 2013 Wired.co.uk It's rare to come across a genuinely new idea on the nature of morality, but Josh, a philosopher who uses the methods of cognitive neuroscience and social psychology, has come up with several.
A brain region activated when people are asked to perform mathematical calculations in an experimental setting is similarly activated when they use numbers — or even imprecise quantitative terms, such as “more than”— in...