Inside Compassion: Edge States, Contemplative Interventions, Neuroscience with Joan Halifax

  • 34 of 152 in descending chronological order
Type: 
Video
See video
Author and/or Organisation: 
Library of Congress
Language: 
English
Audience: 
Adults ,
Mental and Physical health ,
Palliative Care

On May 12, 2012, Zen Buddhist Roshi Joan Halifax gave a lecture about empathy and compassion at the Library of Congress in the USA. Dr. George Chrousos, an authority on the effects of stress on the body, provided a response. The lecture, "Inside Compassion: Edge States, Contemplative Interventions, Neuroscience" includes what Ms. Halifax has termed "edge states," or the challenges faced by clinicians and caregivers in care of those who are seriously ill. She touches on basic research in the areas of neuroscience and social psychology on mindfulness and compassion. And she covers six contemplative interventions that are useful for clinicians and caregivers, and talks about various types of compassion.

You can read a transcript of the talk here: http://www.onbeing.org/program/feature/inside-compassion-edge-states-con...

Enjoy and share any learning or comments on this resource.

Your rating: None
0