Practicing Compassion

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The physiological impacts of compassion are amazing.

“Compassion is not an emotion. Compassion is a state of mind that allows us to notice what is happening for people (ourselves included) and step forward with genuine understanding so that we can all flourish.”

And compassion can transform your day, your job and your business. If you are warm and respectful, which is part of compassion, then that has a quick way of allowing the person to feel valued and heard.

“If you are warm and respectful, which is part of compassion, then that has a quick way of allowing the person to feel valued and heard.”

“People showing compassion get a mood lift, increase their capacity for giving and picking up nuanced information and make better decisions. The person receiving compassion gets changes to their immune system firing and decision making paths”

“research… demonstrates that compassion can be taught and that it changes our brains.”

Thought we would start the blog by sharing a great story from the Australian Ageing Agenda publication about compassion.

There will be a conference on Ageing in Melbourne this September. And the focus is on Compassion. Click here to read the entire article.

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