EIGHT SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES ABOUT SELF-COMPASSION

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“The Self Compassion Skills Workbook”:

 

1. “There is a specific circuit in your brain that scientists call the Care Circuit, which creates the experience of compassion, warmth, and love.

 

 

2. Self-compassion training strengthens your Care Circuit—like exercising a muscle.

 

 

3. With enough compassion training, your Care Circuit can literally grow in size so that the increase is visible on a brain scan.

 

 

4. The Care Circuit is one of the primary emotional circuits in the brain that creates happiness and well-being.

 

 

5. Activating the Care Circuit through self-compassion training reduces every form of emotional distress, including anxiety, depression, and anger.

 

 

6. Compassion training for 30 minutes a day for 14 days creates significant changes in the brain and leads to more prosocial and altruistic behavior.

 

 

7. Eight weeks of compassion training can make your temperament or personality significantly more positive.

 

 

8. Scientists have documented that Buddhist monks with intensive training in compassion have the strongest markers for happiness in their brains that have ever been recorded.”

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There is no limit to the amount of compassion (for yourself and others) that you can develop in your life if you are willing to practice.

 

Your body and your brain are designed to feel compassion, and the more you engage your Care Circuit, the stronger and bigger it becomes.

 

There is nothing stopping you from developing a radically new way of relating to yourself—with kindness and love.
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3 responses to this post.

  1. I bought that book. I need to actually put the stuff to practice

  2. Great book so far

  3. Posted by chickenlittle2017 on April 8, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    DVT

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