Compassion

16 Compassion Focused Therapy Training Exercises and Worksheets

16 Compassion Focused Therapy Training Exercises and Worksheets

“Compassion is a foundation for sharing our aliveness and building a more humane world.” – Martin Lowenthal Compassion gets a lot of attention in positive psychology, and for good reason – it’s a major concern of many religious and philosophical leaders, including the Dalai Lama and Pope Francis. In addition, […]

Understanding Empathy: What is it and Why is it Important in Counseling

What is Empathy and Why is it Important in Counseling

Empathy is an emotion similar to understanding that people have varying levels of. In this piece, we will discuss the benefits of showing empathy as a therapist, as well as how to show empathy as a therapist. We will also discuss strategies for promoting empathy in people who do not […]

Active Listening: The Art of Empathetic Conversation

Julian Treasure claims that we are losing our hearing. Maybe he has a point. With personal broadcasting replacing the art of conversation, and silence becoming a scarce resource, we have forgotten how to listen. It is time to focus again and practice the skill of mindful listening. Not only because […]

Forgiveness: The Key To a Happier Future

Forgiveness

"Forgiveness undoes our own hatred and frees us from a troubled past."- Christopher Peterson People often link forgiveness with reconciliation, according to the definition, forgiveness does not always include reconciliation or even interaction with the perpetrator. Forgiveness is defined as "a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance […]

18 Heart-Warming Acts of Kindness That Will Make You Cry

Anyone can make a difference. Make a stranger smile with an act of kindness. Even the smallest gesture can mean a great deal to someone in need. So, always try to do your part and help make the world a kinder place. Here are some acts of kindness that should […]
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