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The Neuroscience of Compassion


Fadel Zeidan




In times of stress, anxiety, and isolation finding effective strategies to understand our emotions and how we relate to the world at large often brings comfort. Mindfulness, meditation, and compassion have long been championed as helpful strategies but how do they impact our well being, if at all?


Greetings, Bill Mably here for the Institute for empathy and compassion, and happy to be

providing some new information available to you and to the UCSD community but more to the

community at large. We're collaborating with the Center for mindfulness to provide online

resources, exercises that we will hope will help with anxiety, with stress with loneliness, we think

these exercises should benefit you.

We'd delighted delighted to have you share them with other people. This online resource is free

and available 24 hours a day, really through recordings, as well as through live exercises. And

I'm here together with Dr. fadul is a Dan, who's Assistant Professor of the Department of

Anesthesiology, and as Associate Director for the Center for mindfulness to provide us with an

overview of the exercises and what we think you will achieve by having engaged in them.

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