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RSA Animate - The Empathic Civilisation. Can We Teach Compassion? [Infographic] - InformED. I stumbled upon a fascinating study a few weeks ago that associated education with volunteerism and decided to dig deeper.

Can We Teach Compassion? [Infographic] - InformED

Boy, there are some interesting stuff in there! Students these days are vilified as lazy, self-obsessed individuals in popular media, but the truth couldn’t be further from that: as we get more educated, we tend to show more compassion towards others. I decided to launch this infographic today not just because the holidays are around the corner, International Volunteer Day is also today (5th Dec)! Enjoy. (Click on the infographic for a larger version) Embed This Infographic <img src=" Infographic by <a href=" About Andrianes Pinantoan. Can We Teach Compassion? [Infographic] - InformED. Top 10 Scientific Benefits of Compassion (Infographic)

Top 10 Scientific Benefits of Compassion (Infographic) 15Dec Happy Holidays!

Top 10 Scientific Benefits of Compassion (Infographic)

In the spirit of love, warmth and companionship, I’ve made this infographic on the scientific benefits of Compassion! We often think that we will gain happiness by achieving, receiving or attaining. We also think that in order to be happy, we have to receive love. Research shows that our greatest fulfillment comes in large part from being connected to others and from helping them. There is truth to the saying “It is in giving that we receive.” Random Acts of Kindness - Compassion Games International. You are Here: Home > Ways to Play > For Others > Random Acts of Kindness Random Acts of Kindness are selfless acts performed by a person or a group of people who desire to help others.

Random Acts of Kindness - Compassion Games International

Those who. Home - Compassion Games International. LIVEKarenArmstrong 1.11Transcript. 12 Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong. First Step: Learn About Compassion Compassion, says Armstrong, is like driving a car.

12 Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong

You don’t learn to drive by reading the owner’s manual. You must get behind the wheel and get into traffic. “Until we actually modify our behavior and learn to think and act towards others in accordance with the Golden Rule, we will make no progress….No teaching that is simply a list of directives can be effective. We need inspiration and motivation that reach to a level of the mind that is deeper than the purely rational….It is therefore important to explore your own tradition, be it religious or secular, and seek out its teaching about compassion. Armstrong says that powerful emotions such as love, compassion, gratitude, and forgiveness began to exert themselves in the distant past, when people began to oppose violence in their societies. Armstrong tells the story of Rabbi Hillel, an older contemporary of Jesus.

Review of Karen Armstrong's "Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life" By Karen Armstrong Knopf. 222 pp. $22.95 You might think you're a compassionate person: Maybe you give time and money to charity, routinely make sacrifices for the well-being of your family and friends, and try to avoid unfairly judging others.

Review of Karen Armstrong's "Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life"

But when asked to send kind thoughts and follow up with acts of friendship, compassion, joy and fair-mindedness to your enemies, you may realize that you're as self-centered as anyone else in our me-first modern world. In "Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life," Karen Armstrong, a prominent and prolific religious historian, offers a prescription for the world's addiction to egotism that might sound counterintuitive. After all, her key to making the world more caring and more whole is found in religion, which also happens to contribute to many of the world's divisions.

12stepssummary. 3.%20Clinical patient handout. Goetz 2010. The Compassionate Species. This month, we feature videos of a Science of a Meaningful Life presentation by Dacher Keltner, the author of Born to Be Good and Faculty Director of the Greater Good Science Center.

The Compassionate Species

In this adaptation from his talk, Dr. The Compassionate Species. Empathy Library. The Best Kept Secret to Happiness & Health: Compassion. The Compassionate Mind. Science shows why it’s healthy and how it spreads At a Glance Gathering Empirical Evidence About Compassion Michael Tomasello and other scientists at the Max Planck Institute have found that infants and chimpanzees spontaneously engage in helpful behavior and will even overcome obstacles to do so.Steve Cole at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Barbara L.

The Compassionate Mind

Fredrickson at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found in a study that people who are happy because they live a life of purpose or meaning had low levels of the cellular inflammation associated with many diseases, including cancer.A brain-imaging study headed by neuroscientist Jordan Grafman from the National Institutes of Health showed that the “pleasure centers” in the brain, i.e., the parts of the brain that are active when we experience pleasure (like dessert, money, and sex), are equally active when we observe someone giving money to charity as when we receive money ourselves. Forbes Welcome. Volunteering in Dubai. What Compassion Is, Redux. Closer to Compassion Part 1: Why Do We Need Compassion? Compassion Begets Compassion. Compassion: Our First Instinct. Empathy, Sympathy, Compassion: what's the diff? - Positive Education.

Empathy, Sympathy, Compassion: what's the diff? - Positive Education. Empathy Precedes Compassion. There are lots of reasons we might not want to have empathy or “feel with” another person.

Empathy Precedes Compassion

Here are a few I have heard myself thinking. Do you think anything like this? This person deserves his hard times — he has been acting like a jerk! Why should I engage with his pain? Here she goes again. I don’t have the emotional bandwidth to suffer along with anyone else right now. Empathy Vs Sympathy. How To Be More Compassionate. What is Compassion?

How To Be More Compassionate

Compassion is the feeling of empathy or sympathy towards a person in need. It is a sense of shared suffering and is generally regarded as the cornerstone of humanity. Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. Harvard’s Most Popular Course: Tal Ben-Shahar On How to Be Happier. Harvard’s most popular course was a class on how to be happier.

Harvard’s Most Popular Course: Tal Ben-Shahar On How to Be Happier

Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar taught Harvard University’s most popular course (in the Spring of 2006): a course on Positive Psychology; that is, he taught his students how to be happy. The course, called PSY 1504 – Positive Psychology, was described as follows: Five Steps for Being Happier Today. Tip 1: Accept painful emotions. Tal Ben-Shahar: The first thing to do to become happier, paradoxically, is to accept painful emotions, to accept them as a part of being alive. The paradox is that when we give ourselves the permission to be human, the permission to experience the full gamut of human emotion.

Five Ways to Become Happier Today. Transcript Question: What can people do each day to be happier? Tal Ben-Shahar: The first thing to do to become happier, paradoxically, is to accept painful emotions, to accept them as a part of being alive. You know, there are two kinds of people who don't experience painful emotions such as anxiety or disappointment, sadness, envy; two kinds of people who don't experience these painful emotions. They are the psychopaths and the dead.

So if we experience painful emotions at time, it's actually a good sign. RSA Animate - The Power of Outrospection. RSA Animate - The Power of Outrospection. DMC Community Shows Compassion for Syrian Refugees by the Box-load - HCT News. The HCT-Dubai Men’s College (DMC) community has dug deep and demonstrated its compassion and care for the plight of Syrian refugees by generously donating over 200 boxes of goods to the Emirates Red Crescent organization. The selfless humanitarian efforts come as a result of a group of DMC students who created and coordinated a refugee fundraising campaign, which ran from March 6-24, as part of their General Studies Community Service course. The students reached out to the student body and the wider DMC community through the clever use of social media platforms and face-to-face engagement, whereby they sought donations of a variety of items such as clothing (including shoes), sheets and blankets, medical supplies (bandages, band aids, wraps, cotton wool), rope, soaps, lighting (torches), tissues, can openers, hairbrushes and hair bands, water aids (soluble tablets), baby food (soft packets), cereals, dates, rice, flour and canned foods.

Compassion Cultivation Training – Spring 2016 – Monday Evenings - Mary Doane - The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and EducationThe Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education ‹ CATEGORY:Compassion Cultivation Training TIME: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm DATE: Monday, March 28, 2016 - Monday, May 16, 2016 LOCATION: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), 291 Campus DriveStanford, CA 94305 Map>> Course Description. Wikis Archive - The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and EducationThe Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education ‹

Happycircle ggsc. Paul Ekman’s Taxonomy of Compassion. This month, Greater Good features videos of a presentation by renowned psychologist Paul Ekman on “Darwin, Compassion, and the Dalai Lama.” In his talk, Ekman reveals the similarities between Darwin’s and the Dalai Lama’s perspectives on compassion, and he provides an overview of different forms of compassion, ranging from the most elementary to the most exceptional and heroic. Many writers group these phenomena together, explains Ekman, without realizing they’re talking about different things.

Below is a guide to understanding what these varying forms of compassion are and why they’re so important. Emotion Recognition is the easiest—the sine qua non. It’s knowing how another person is feeling. United States Navy/Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy Smith. Compassion Definition. So we're not inherently selfish – but selflessness requires careful thought. Recently, a team of researchers the University of California Los Angeles published data showing what goes on in the brain when people act altruistically. These researchers rated study participants as more or less “prosocial” based on how much money they gave away in a computer game. In each of two dozen trials, participants were offered $10, shown a head shot and pseudonym for another player, and then allowed five seconds to decide “how much $ would you like to offer?” Karen Armstrong: Let's revive the Golden Rule. Karen Armstrong: 2008 TED Prize wish: Charter for Compassion. Joan Halifax: Compassion and the true meaning of empathy.

The science of compassion: Dr. James Doty at TEDxUNPlaza. Compassion is Natural. So Why is It So Hard For Us? RSA Animate - The Empathic Civilisation. RSA Shorts - The Power of Empathy. Zero Degrees of Empathy. Roman Krznaric - The Six Habits of Highly Empathic People. Patricia Moore - 2012 RIT Innovation Hall of Fame. The Compassionate Mind. Without Sorrow Pity Emotional Reaactions.

Accepting Life as it Is Without Sorrow or Emotional Reaction DownloadFour FREESelf MasterySessions Common definitions of compassion read like the following: a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken with misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering. These definitions create the idea that compassion requires us to join another in their misery. Does this really help anyone? The Best Kept Secret to Happiness & Health: Compassion. The Keys to Happiness. Slorb jan2010. International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement. About Us. About Us — IPSL. IPSL programs combine credit-bearing, academic coursework and volunteer service abroad to give students a deeper, more meaningful study abroad experience.

Originally known as "The International Partnership for Service-Learning™ and Leadership" - IPSL, founded in 1982, is an educational organization serving students, colleges, universities, service agencies, and related organizations around the world by fostering programs that link volunteer service to the community and academic study. Slorb jan2010. Program - Empathy and Compassion in Society. 10.00 am. Smile! It’s Good for Your Heart. Feeling good makes us smile, right? Sure, although a new study suggests the reverse may also be true: Smiles might be good for our health. In the study, to be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, researchers at the University of Kansas found that the act of smiling has a positive effect on our happiness and physical health, helping the heart recover more quickly after stressful events.

Videos. Community Tool Box. Bring compassion to life. Teaching Compassion: Changing the World Through Empathy and Education - ParentMap. Children are often told in a tone of reprimand by parents and teachers: “How would you feel if they did that to you?” It is essentially the photo negative of the Golden Rule (“do unto others …”). What if that message evolved into a positive set of values, then fused into lesson plans, group activities and a school ethos? It’s happening all over the world, thanks in part to the efforts of the Charter for Compassion and its partners.

WHR15-Apr29-update.pdf. International Day of Happiness. International Day of Happiness 20 March. Climate Action for a Happy Planet. International Day of Happiness - 20 March 2016. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS 2016. The International Day of Happiness is an official UN day that “recognizes the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal and the need for a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes sustainable development, poverty eradication, happiness and the well-being of all peoples.” The International Day of Happiness takes place each year on March 20th. How Can You Help Spread the Happy? We’ve chosen some of our favorite quotes on happiness from across the world and through the ages.

Why Cultivate Compassion? - The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and EducationThe Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education ‹ Benefits - The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and EducationThe Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education ‹ Developing Global Compassion - Paul Ekman Group, LLC.

Mission - Mind and Life Institute. How to Practice Compassion Meditation: 8 Steps. Would You Like To Be More Compassionate? Awakening Your Compassion: 8 Steps to Cultivate a Daily Practice. Home. Seeds of Compassion : Why It Matters. Compassion. Robert Wright: The evolution of compassion. Krista Tippett: Reconnecting with compassion. Feisal Abdul Rauf. The Cordoba Initiative.