Balancing Compassion and Assertiveness

The Compassionate Brain
A FREE eight-part video series, hosted by Dr. Rick Hanson, that explores effective ways to change your brain and heart and life.
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Session 5: Balancing Compassion and Assertiveness

Session Highlights:

  • An in-depth conversation with Dr. Kelly McGonigal, senior teacher and consultant for the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and author of The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It
  • Compassion for oneself and others in pain
  • Bringing willpower to compassion
  • Balancing compassion and assertiveness

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