Compassionate Healing: The Science of Compassion

Description of Workshop:

This workshop illuminates the neurobiological phenomenon of compassion and will inspire participants to engage in mindful compassionate practice as an aspect of their personal and professional daily lives.

Compassion is the empathic desire to alleviate suffering and is often thought of as the highest form of love.

Compassion flows from the interconnectedness between humans and is inherent to any successful healing process. Not only is compassion part of the solution for psychological suffering, but now as science reveals, compassion is directly linked to changes in physiological processes that alter the immune system, rewire brainwave patterns and calm the stress responses that contribute to many diseases. Scientific evidence further highlights that self-compassion is instrumental and critical in the management of stress and self-healing.