The Importance of Compassion
Compassion is so important to human relationships. Without it we falter, turn inward, and are utterly alone. As a therapist, and in both individual therapy and couples counseling, I love helping people get in touch with self-compassion and relationship empathy. Empathy and compassion are such powerful sources of healing. "Here is how compassion affects your brain. Soothing words and touch give you something calming to focus on, which, in turn, causes negative and fear-producing thoughts to recede into the background. In the moment of distress, this alone is a great achievement. However, compassion takes it a step further. It strengthens your brain in ways that decreases fear, increases the ability to think clearly, and grows the capacity to view the universe as benevolent." ~ Mary and Rick Nurriestearns
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Evelyn Schmechtig Cochran