How Compassion and Altruism Create Resilience

Broadcast on July 07, 2015
With Kelly McGonigal

This conversation will explore new scientific insights into how cultivating compassion and practicing altruism can increase our well-being, especially during times of stress and personal suffering.

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Kelly McGonigal

Lecturer, Stanford University
Kelly McGonigal, PhD, is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University and a leading expert on the mind-body relationship. She has worked with CCARE since 2009, co-authoring the Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) course, teaching the first CCT class in 2010, and collaborating on the scientific studies examining how cultivating compassion influences well-being. She is the author of several books, including the upcoming “The Upside of Stress,” “The Neuroscience of Change,” and “Yoga for Pain Relief.” Her popular public courses through Stanford’s Continuing Studies program include “The Science of Mindfulness” and “The Science of Compassion.”