Practice

Think Green! sign at Central Market- Austin

Think Green! sign at Central Market- Austin

Explore the MANY WAYS TO PRACTICE compassion skills and start practicing!

1.  Science-based practices for a meaningful life, curated by the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. This is an excellent compilation of many ways to practice compassion skills.  These practices are doable as individuals and in groups.

2.  Mindfulness practice – Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn.

3.  Self-Compassion Exercises – by Dr. Kristen Neff.

4.  Cooperative learning exercises.

5.  Shifting Toward Compassion Exercise– with Thom Bond.

6.  The Compassion Exercise- The Avatar Course.

7.  A Guide to Cultivating Compassion in Your Life, with 7 Practices– by Leo Babauta

8.  The 3 Daily Questions Exercise – by Dr. Lesa R. Walker

Mobile App Compassion Skills Practice Options:

1.  “Compassion Today!”

2.  “Rethink

Global-Connection Compassion Skills Practice Options: 

1.  Compassion Games and Compassion Relays.

2.  Online Compassion Course (New York Center for Non-Violent Communication).

Local (Austin-Specific) Compassion Skills Practice Options:

1.  Austin Non-Violent Communication Community- Compassionate Meet-Ups

2.  Austin Compassion Games and Compassion Relays– contact Compassionate Austin for details (compassionateaustin@gmail.com) (All ages)

3.  Conversation Corps

4.  Imagine Austin Meet-ups

5.  Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT)- The Red Bench events

6.  Peace Through Pie (All ages)

7.  Social-Emotional Learning (Austin Independent School District) (Schools/ Youth)

8.  The Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue initiatives (The University of Texas at Austin)

9.  Word/Issue of the Month

10. Convene your own compassion skill-building group- book club, discussion group, support group

Discover other opportunities!

Click  HERE  to take a Compassion Practice Strength Survey* (only 10 questions)!  Rate your strength in practicing compassion skills and action.  

Both individuals and groups (schools-classes, organizations, businesses, etc.) can use this brief (anonymous) online survey tool.  Reflect on the questions and your responses.  Fill out the survey periodically over time.  You can print off the survey and make hard copies to have and use on your own.  If you submit the survey online and want to keep your responses and track your progress over time, you MUST PRINT the survey BEFORE you submit it.  On your printout, your answers will appear in slightly darker highlight. Once submitted online, you will no longer have access to your responses.

*This survey is anonymous. We will gather and post summary data on this website.

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