How can we practice self-care through COVID-19 and beyond? And why should we? It’s easy to create distractions with the latest technology, news stories, or television shows. Welcome to Mindful by Design, an audio course all about mindfulness, meditation, evidence of how it all works and some guidance to make it work for you. Over five episodes and accompanying meditations, Rev angel Kyodo williams introduces core principles of the mindfulness practice through both science and lived experience.
Many of us are approaching the whole idea of mindfulness from very different backgrounds. Like we learned in the first episode, each brain and its chemistry is also unique. In this episode, Rev angel Kyodo williams and Dr. James Doty discuss compassion versus empathy and how understanding the said neuroscience can inform mindfulness techniques that allow us to remain calm in the storm.
Dr. James Doty is the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford. For more from Dr. Doty, be on the lookout for his forthcoming podcast, Magic Brain Magic Heart, coming later this fall available wherever you get your podcasts.