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The Neuroscience of Compassion

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Compassion is the feeling that arises when you are confronted with another’s suffering and feel motivated to relieve that suffering. Science demonstrates that there are underlying physiologic processes that are involved when humans express compassion, many of which promote well-being in ourselves and others.

In this noontime webinar, we will explore the relationship between compassion and our bodies’ physiology and how that relationship affects our well-being. You will learn the key concepts and subtle differences between compassion and empathy, how these feelings are linked to effects in our brains and bodies, and how you can mindfully integrate compassion into your daily life. We will end the session with a meditation in compassion.

This class will be recorded and a one-week link to the recording will be shared with all registered participants.

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Instructor: Angela Lumba-Brown, MD, is the associate vice chair of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, a yoga and meditation instructor, and an alumna of the Stanford Compassion and Altruism's Applied Compassion Training Program.

Class details are subject to change.

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