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“A new study by researchers at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows that adults can be trained to be more compassionate. The report, published Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, investigates whether training adults in compassion can result in greater altruistic behavior and related changes in neural systems underlying compassion.
“Our fundamental question was, ‘Can compassion be trained and learned in adults? Can we become more caring if we practice that mindset?’” says Helen Weng, lead author of the study and a graduate student in clinical psychology. “Our evidence points to yes.”
VIEW THE FULL STORY HERE: http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/news/releases/compassion-training.html
Perhaps all it takes is to be conscious of modeling this vital component of life. It may come easy to some but if it is ‘teachable’ as in the research above then it is our responsibility to: learn compassion…use compassion…and teach compassion!
Plan ahead! How will you model compassion tomorrow?
Just a thought from Dr. Lise’