Roshi Joan helps reveal what is happening in the minds of those cultivating compassion. By exploring fundamental practices that develop compassion, we investigate how these and other positive qualities give us resilience and may help prevent burnout, so prevalent within caregiving professions. Important new studies in neuroscience are exploring the connection between the brain and compassion, empathy, altruism and other unselﬁsh mental qualities. These studies are giving scientiﬁc credence to the fact that compassion and other positive mental states can be intentionally cultivated, and as well these wholesome states of mind seem to effect physical and mental well being.
Anthropologist, renowned author and Zen Buddihist Roshi Joan Halifax, has done extensive work with the dying through her Project, Being with Dying. Take a workshop from the founder herself on Training Health Care Professionals in Palliative Care – Cultivating Empathy and Compassion in End of life Care.
Liz has lectured for a number of years in the areas of embodiment and death and dying, as well as undertaking research in the care of the dying in the intensive care unit. Her focus on death and dying