What is compassion? Daily techniques.

I’ve been working through my compassionate mind workbook written by Chris Irons and Elaine Beaumont when I came across the description of the word ‘compassion’ which cognitively changed my thought process from a negative to a positive:

“Compassion is a sensitivity to suffering in self and others, with a commitment to alleviate and prevent it” 

The questions I am exploring in the workbook presently are as follows:

1. Does the word ‘compassion’ have any negative associations for you?

2. List the situations or experiences where your old brain has been triggered; this means the normal emotions such as anger, irritability, guilt, sadness, joy, defensive behaviours such as fight or flight responses.

3. List your new brain competencies;

Imagination, planning, Rumination, Worry and Self-awareness.

4. List your old brain competencies;

Motives; harm-avoidance, competition, caring

Emotions; Anger, anxiety, sadness, joy

Behaviours; fight, flight and submission.

 

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Creative, Insightful, Intelligent

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