The Journey of Human Compassion Practices
Where are YOU on the journey of human compassion practices? I modified interpretations of compassion to present a more formal depiction of compassionate practices and skills. Go ahead; take the compassion quiz.
Your Goal: To Reduce Human Suffering
Human Warmth Unconditional Positive Regard Human Caring Compassionate Actions
Using Key Mindfulness Practices/Skills
Attention – Concentration – In the Present
Nonjudging – Tolerance – Strong Empathy
List your current skills and practices here:_______________________________________________________________
Use Thoughts, Emotions and Behaviors to Help Others
Use Your Senses, Intuition, Spirituality, and Relationships to Help Others
To find your score, simply circle all the items (practices) that you DO in your effort to activate compassion for the benefit of others. A high score would between 10 and 18.
Where are you on the journey?
What skills/practices do you do now?
What skills/practices do you need to improve?
What will motivate you to continue with compassion practices?
For more information refer to Tirch, D., Schoendorff, B. and Silberstein, L. R. (2014). The ACT Practitioner’s Guide to the Science of Compassion… Oakland, CA: New Harbinger, pp. 25-61
By Anthony R. Quintiliani, PhD., LADC
Author of Mindful Happiness