Studies show that mindfulness-based compassion corresponds to a variety-of-benefits in health, wellness and social connection. It’s is a character trait worth cultivating, and we cover specific methods to apply it and develop it, including how to view it as not idealistic but bluntly practical.
- In her memoir, author Caroline Paul wrote,…"You can never know anyone as completely as you want.…"But that's okay, love is better."…Traditional mindfulness practice includes a special…meditation focused on compassion…for others called loving kindness.…To start, you bring to mind a person you care about…and hold a compassionate intention for them.…You can say to yourself, may this person…be healthy, happy, and free from harm.…Next, you extend your intention to more people,…and then still more, and groups of people,…even to people all around the world.…
You repeat to yourself, may they be healthy,…may they be happy, may they be free from harm.…For mindfulness beginners, this technique can sound strange.…Do people really think the lives…of others improve with a wish?…Does the world get better just by wanting it to be true?…I don't know, but it's not the only reason…to strengthen one's capacity for compassion.…It's a character trait worth cultivating…to broaden one's perspective, to connect with more…people meaningfully and genuinely,…
UCLA professor and executive coach John Ullmen, PhD, explains the fundamentals of mindfulness and provides step-by-step methods that anyone can use. Every technique is confirmed by research and validated in practice to give you results for dealing with stress, anxiety, fear, worry, and self-doubt, and for increasing confidence, peak performance, and connection with others.
- The fundamentals of mindfulness and practicing mindful meditation
- Dealing with unwelcome experiences, such as stress, fear, and self-doubt
- Strengthening your connection with others
- Mindfulness for peak performance
- Practicing mindful leadership