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Compassion as a Pathway to Wellbeing – Yotam Heineberg

August 6, 2021
Episode 57
Duration: 22:00

Yotam Heineberg, PsyD, is a clinical faculty member for therapists in training and lecturer for Palo Alto University, as well as an Applied Psychological Interventions Associate at Stanford’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. His work is informed by his training in Compassion Focused Therapy and evidence-based principles to explore new routes towards healing via compassion practices. Dr. Heineberg’s passion is finding effective methods for healing the cycle of violence with compassion. His work includes training clinical team members and trainees to help them reduce stress and distress-related injuries at work.

In this episode, Dr. Heineberg explores how the default tendencies of the brain can undermine compassion and resilience, especially in times of extraordinary stress such as the COVID-19 pandemic. He delves into the ways that technology can help extend access to mental health resources, while reinforcing social connections that support wellbeing. Finally, Dr. Heineberg outlines the importance of integrating wellbeing practices into collective daily work so that they help change culture.

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