Starting Monday, October 8 there will be a very special sounding, FREE 7 part online video event series…. The Compassionate Brain, presented by Sounds True and moderated by Rick Hanson. Each week will feature a knowledgeable and highly respected author or researcher, associated with the study of compassion.
Below are copy/paste of details about the teachings from the Sounds True website
The weekly topics and presenters include:
Week 1: look what just flew in, as I was watching session 1…
October 8, 5:30PM
a Canadian Goose arrived in our pool…
compassion for all beings
lines from Mary Oliver poem, The Wild Geese
(perfect with the compassion theme…)
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.”
More copy/paste descriptions from the Sounds True website
each week…remarkable presenters!
Sounds like a remarkable series of topics, presenters and discussions!
And it’s FREE!
What an opportunity to develop more compassion…
in our brains
and in our hearts
Opportunities! Thanks for sharing!
I think there’s a wealth of insight and wisdom available in these presentations… hope others get a chance to see some of them, too.
I take it you’ll be tuning in!
I’m looking forward to them…I’ve read books by several of those authors/presenters and really learned lots!
Though, I can’t participate because of my hearing difficulties, it is wonderful you shared this so others can enjoy this program. I am fascinated by how thoughts and attitude affects our brain. I have read several books by Dr. Amen and Joe Dispenza. Will share your post in Facebook!
I tend to prefer reading books to listening to presentations….I can control the pace, and books usually go into greater depth, which I like. The power and influence of thoughts/attitudes on our state of being is amazing…I’ve spent that past few days seeing that way more closely than I’d like.
Kristin Neff has a nice website and a very good book about self compassion. http://www.self-compassion.org/ I created a whole progression of working with reactions, partly using some of her ideas.
( https://pocketperspectives.wordpress.com/thinking-strategies/adjusting/ )
And I first heard the very special phrases, “Just like myself, this person wishes for/to be………….” in Kelly McGonigal’s site: http://kellymcgonigal.com/
( https://pocketperspectives.wordpress.com/2011/08/11/loving-kindness-may-we-all-feel-2/ )
This looks like a fascinating series. Thanks for sharing the information with us.Though I do like videos when given a choice I strongly prefer reading text to watching videos. Call me eccentric but I don’t know why one would have to register to watch a free video series. I assume there’s a reason for that but I’ll wait to watch on youtube when the series is over.
I think it looks fascinating, too.
I prefer books/text, too…I like going into greater depth than with talks. That’s a good idea to watch on youtube. I linked blogs (and “pages” I’ve created using some of their ideas) of two of those authors, Kristin Neff and Kelly McGonigal, in the comment/reply just above this one…(to Marie/Sufilight.)
Thanks for sharing this, Kathy.
Happy to share…hope the interviews etc will be helpful to people who do watch….good topics!
Sounds interesting, Kathy. Thanks! I’m going to check it out. 🙂
I think it sounds good! Lots of helpful topics!
I registered. Looking forward to it. Thanks again. 🙂
How did you ever find this? Unfortunately my plate is so/too full this week. But thanks for sharing.
I saw some information about the series in a e-newletter I receive from The Greater Good Science Center at UCBerkeley. ( http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/ ) I’m also familiar with Rick Hanson through a variety of classes I’ve taken from/with him…he’s good!
What wonderfully busy days you’re enjoying… a real inspiration! 😀
ps…interesting looking slide shows on that UCBerkeley site… lots of interesting topics. http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/resources/slide_presentations
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