The Compassionate Connection The Healing Power of Empathy and Mindful Listening

The Compassionate Connection  The Healing Power of Empathy and Mindful Listening

human beings, we are born with an innate and nearly limitless capacity for caring and compassion. ... In The Compassionate Connection: The Healing Power of Empathy and Mindful Listening, I explain that we all have the astounding ability ...

Author: David Rakel

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393247756

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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“This book explains not only the healing power of compassionate human connection, but in the most accessible and practical ways, how to cultivate our capacity to create that connection and thereby empower others to find their best selves.”—John Makransky, author of Awakening through Love All of us have an innate capacity for compassion. We recognize when others are hurting, and we want to help, but we’re not always good at it. There is another way. In The Compassionate Connection, Dr. David Rakel explains how we can strengthen our bonds with others—all the while doing emotional and physical good for ourselves. As founder and director of the University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine program, Dr. Rakel discovered that we become the most effective helpers when we use the tool of human connection. Drawing on his own research and practice, as well as thirty years of published studies in medicine, sociology, psychology, meditation, and neuroscience, Dr. Rakel "stacks the deck" in favor of healing and introduces the concept of bio-psycho-spiritual authentic awareness. Not only are our bodies and minds connected, but also it has been scientifically proven that our capacity to feel beauty, awe, and compassion enhances our health and wellbeing. In The Compassionate Connection, Dr. Rakel provides an innovative approach to enhancing health in others and strengthening relationships through the art of connecting. These tools guide us to improve our connections—whether between doctor and patient, husband and wife, parent and child, or boss and employee—and live with clarity, wisdom, and good health.
Categories: Self-Help

The Compassionate Connection

The Compassionate Connection

These tools guide us to improve our connections—whether between doctor and patient, husband and wife, parent and child, or boss and employee—and live with clarity, wisdom, and good health.

Author: David Rakel

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780393247749

Category: Self-Help

Page: 0

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“This book explains not only the healing power of compassionate human connection, but in the most accessible and practical ways, how to cultivate our capacity to create that connection and thereby empower others to find their best selves.”—John Makransky, author of Awakening through Love All of us have an innate capacity for compassion. We recognize when others are hurting, and we want to help, but we’re not always good at it. There is another way. In The Compassionate Connection, Dr. David Rakel explains how we can strengthen our bonds with others—all the while doing emotional and physical good for ourselves. As founder and director of the University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine program, Dr. Rakel discovered that we become the most effective helpers when we use the tool of human connection. Drawing on his own research and practice, as well as thirty years of published studies in medicine, sociology, psychology, meditation, and neuroscience, Dr. Rakel "stacks the deck" in favor of healing and introduces the concept of bio-psycho-spiritual authentic awareness. Not only are our bodies and minds connected, but also it has been scientifically proven that our capacity to feel beauty, awe, and compassion enhances our health and wellbeing. In The Compassionate Connection, Dr. Rakel provides an innovative approach to enhancing health in others and strengthening relationships through the art of connecting. These tools guide us to improve our connections—whether between doctor and patient, husband and wife, parent and child, or boss and employee—and live with clarity, wisdom, and good health.
Categories: Self-Help

Cultivating Empathy Inspiring Health Professionals to Communicate More Effectively Revised Edition

Cultivating Empathy  Inspiring Health Professionals to Communicate More Effectively  Revised Edition

mindfulness program on the development of empathy in healthcare students. ... Human empathy through the lens of social neuroscience. ... The compassionate connection: The healing power of empathy and mindful listening.

Author: Kathleen Stephany

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 9789815036497

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

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Research demonstrates that even if empathy – the capacity to perceive or share emotions with other beings or objects – is not part of a person’s communication skill set, it can be taught. Empathy can, therefore be viewed as an acquired communication skill. Cultivating and practicing the skill of empathy among health care providers enhances the quality of care experienced by their patients which, in turn, can even improve work satisfaction for health care providers. Many communication textbooks or manuals for care giving professions primarily focus on specific communication skills and techniques. Cultivating Empathy takes a different approach; the book sets empathy as the foundation of all therapeutic interactions and teaches the reader to learn the art of empathy by using constructive approaches and research findings from social sciences and neuroscience. Cultivating Empathy is perfect for any student or practicing health care professional who has felt that there was an absence of rapport when interacting with clients or patients and their families. Real case narratives, dynamic interactive exercises and simulation techniques are also provided in this text to assist helpers to learn how to be more empathetic. Readers will gain awareness about human and emotional aspects of patient care, which will hopefully make a positive contribution to their professional practice.
Categories: Social Science

Integrative Medicine E Book

Integrative Medicine  E Book

Rakel D. The Compassionate Connection: The Healing Power of Empathy and Mindful Listening. New York: W. W. Norton & Company; 2018. 4. Decety J, Yang C-Y, Cheng Y. Physicians down-regulate their pain empathy response: An event-related ...

Author: David Rakel

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323777285

Category: Medical

Page: 1378

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Written by physicians who are experts in both traditional and complementary medicine, Integrative Medicine, 5th Edition, uses a clinical, disease-oriented approach to safely and effectively incorporate alternative therapies into primary care practice. Drawing on available scientific evidence and the authors’ first-hand experiences, it covers therapies such as botanicals, supplements, mind-body, lifestyle choices, nutrition, exercise, spirituality, and other integrative medicine modalities. This highly regarded reference offers practical guidance for reducing costs and improving patient care while focusing on prevention and wellness for a better quality of life. Explains how to make the best use of integrative medicine and the mechanisms by which these therapeutic modalities work, keeping you at the forefront of the trend toward integrative health care. Templated chapters make it quick and easy to find key information such as dosing, pearls, the Prevention Prescription, and Therapeutic Reviews that incorporates the Evidence vs Harm Icon. Uses the reliable SORT method (Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy) to provide evidence-based ratings, grading both the evidence and the relative potential harm. Thoroughly updated, ensuring that you remain well informed regarding the latest evidence. Contains 10 new chapters covering clinician resilience, supporting immunity, NASH/fatty liver, hair loss, rethinking the movement prescription, compassion practices, prescribing low-dose naltrexone, psychedelics, tapering off PPIs and opioids, as well as an expanded osteopathy chapter. Covers timely topics aimed at reducing the epidemics of polypharmacy and opioid overuse, as well as supporting immunity in the face of infectious diseases. Provides online access to multiple-choice questions for every chapter—perfect for board exam review.
Categories: Medical

The Value of Empathy

The Value of Empathy

The Compassionate Connection: The Healing Power of Empathy and Mindful Listening. New York: Norton & Company. Rizzolatti, G., and C. Sinigaglia. 2008. Mirrors in Our Brains: How Our Minds Share Actions and Emotions.

Author: Maria Baghramian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000317855

Category: Philosophy

Page: 410

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The Value of Empathy explores various approaches to understanding empathy and investigates its moral and practical role. The central role of empathy in understanding others, and the need for it in our social and inter-personal encounters, is widely acknowledged by philosophers, social scientists and psychologists alike. Discussions of empathy abound, not only in more specialised academic publications, but also in traditional and social media. Yet neither a clear understanding, nor a uniform definition of this relatively new term is available. Indeed, one difficulty in discussing empathy, in philosophy and beyond, is the profusion of definitions; the difficulty is compounded by a lack of clarity in the distinction between empathy and cognate concepts such as sympathy and compassion. This book has two aims: Chapters 1–5 seek to address the dual concerns of the lack of clarity and profusion of interpretations by suggesting new ways of approaching the topic. The second aim of the book is to connect the more abstract discussions of empathy with its normative functions. Chapters 6–8 engage with the theoretical concerns relevant to the ethics of empathy and raise interesting points about its significance in ethical thought and action. The final four chapters focus on the practical normative significance of empathy by examining the connections between empathy, vulnerability and care in circumstances of ill health. The chapters in this book were originally published in the International Journal of Philosophical Studies.
Categories: Philosophy

New Foundation in the Sciences

New Foundation in the Sciences

In The Compassionate Connection: The Healing Power of Empathy and Mindful Listening, I explain that we all have the astounding ability to help others in a way that prompts their healing from within and strengthens our bonds with ...

Author: V. Christianto, F. Smarandache, R.N. Boyd

Publisher: Infinite Study

ISBN:

Category: Mathematics

Page: 501

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It is widely known among the Frontiers of physics, that “sweeping under the rug” practice has been quite the norm rather than exception. In other words, the leading paradigms have strong tendency to be hailed as the only game in town.
Categories: Mathematics

Well Being as a Multidimensional Concept

Well Being as a Multidimensional Concept

Understanding Connections among Culture, Community, and Health Janet M. Page-Reeves. civic engagement, media production, ... He is the author of The Compassionate Connection: The Healing Power of Empathy and Mindful Listening (2018).

Author: Janet M. Page-Reeves

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498559393

Category: Social Science

Page: 460

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Well-Being as a Multidimensional Concept contributes to our understanding of the ways that culture and community influence concepts of wellness, the experience of well-being, and health outcomes. This book includes both theoretical conceptualizations and practice-based explorations.
Categories: Social Science

35 or More Strategies for My Success

35 or More Strategies for My Success

David Rakel / Golant Susan K, The Compassionate Connection: the healing power of empathy and mindful listening / David Rakel MD, with Susan K, Golant, MA. pg. 166 par. 2 – pg. 186 IT EnABLED BUSInESS TREnDS FOR THE DECADE AHEAD The ...

Author: David Christopher Platt

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781636610221

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 142

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35 or More Strategies for My Success By: David Christopher Platt The digital marketing frontier and the social norms we acquire throughout life keys to “Success.” Social media norms and networking norms are keys to “Success” in the workplace and your personal goals. Communication and cohesion and how we interact with other people are keys to “Success.” With this mindset, these skills will allow you to have confidence and great deal or more “Success” in your life. Keep these skills in mind when communicating with people, always be responsive and caring, be business savvy, always be courteous, be helpful to others, respectful to others, and be committed. Make them feel like they’re number one on the list and ahead of the rest for the best and most “Successful” results.
Categories: Business & Economics

Effective Psychotherapists

Effective Psychotherapists

The compassionate connection: The healing power of empathy and mindful listening. New York: Norton. Rakovshik, S. G., McManus, F., Vazquez-Montes, M., Muse, K., & Ougrin, D. (2016). Is supervision necessary?: Examining the effects of ...

Author: William R. Miller

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462546893

Category: MEDICAL

Page: 235

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What is it that makes some therapists so much more effective than others, even when they are delivering the same evidence-based treatment? This instructive book identifies specific interpersonal skills and attitudes--often overlooked in clinical training--that facilitate better client outcomes across a broad range of treatment methods and contexts. Reviewing 70 years of psychotherapy research, the preeminent authors show that empathy, acceptance, warmth, focus, and other characteristics of effective therapists are both measurable and teachable. Richly illustrated with annotated sample dialogues, the book gives practitioners and students a blueprint for learning, practicing, and self-monitoring these crucial clinical skills.
Categories: MEDICAL

Motivational Interviewing in Health Care

Motivational Interviewing in Health Care

The compassionate connection: The healing power of empathy and mindful listening. Norton. Randall, C. L., & McNeil, D. W. (2017). Motivational interviewing as an adjunct to cognitive behavior therapy for anxiety disorders: A critical ...

Author: Stephen Rollnick

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462550371

Category: Medical

Page: 234

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The definitive guide to motivational interviewing (MI) for health care practitioners has been completely revised to reflect important developments and make the approach even more accessible. When it comes to helping patients manage chronic and acute conditions and make healthier choices in such areas as medication adherence, smoking, diet, and preventive care, good advice alone is not enough. This indispensable book shows how to use MI techniques to transform conversations about change. Even the briefest clinical interaction can serve to build trust, clarify patients' goals as well as reasons for ambivalence, and guide them to take positive steps. Vivid sample dialogues, tips, and scripts illustrate ways to incorporate this evidence-based approach into diverse health care settings. New to This Edition *Restructured around the current four-process model of MI (engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning). *Incorporates lessons learned from the authors' ongoing clinical practice and practitioner training workshops. *Chapters on advice-giving, brief consultations, merging MI with assessment, MI in groups, and making telehealth consultations more effective. *Additional practical features--extended case examples, "Try This" activities, and boxed reflections from practitioners in a range of contexts. This book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series, edited by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, and Theresa B. Moyers.
Categories: Medical