In this fascinating presentation we take an honest look at the practical and life changing process of being compassionate in the world. Dr Jim Doty offers concrete steps that you can use to reach your full potential. He illustrates the importance of compassion and how it is necessary for our species to survive.
In one section Dr Doty walks us through his Alphabet of The Heart which is featured in his best-selling book, Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart
Learn about the science of compassion and how the practicing of compassion can create in the individual a feeling of warmth as the body produces oxytocin. Also, he shows how being compassionate is of benefit to yourself and to those around you.
Finally, we will look at the Neuroscience of Compassion, and Dr. Doty explains that when you are compassionate to yourself it allows you to be more compassionate to others. He goes on to show that one of the key benefits of practicing compassion is that when practicing compassion the bodies' creation of stress hormones dramatically decrease.
James Doty, MD, is a clinical professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University and the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University School of Medicine.Presently, he is developing collaborative research projects to assess the effect of compassion training on immunologic and other physiologic determinates of health, the use of mentoring as a method of instilling compassion in students and the use of compassion training to decrease pain.
Running Time 1 Hour 13 Minutes