Is our culture becoming less compassionate? If so, are there ways that we can develop more compassion in our daily lives so we can experience more joy, love, fulfillment, and connection?

In this episode of Finding Brave, special guest therapist Lynn Carroll addresses these probing questions and shares her in-depth expertise on compassion and healing.

Lynn Carroll is a psychotherapist who specializes in the mind/body connection. In private practice for 25 years and also a consultant for substance abuse treatment centers throughout Florida, Lynn works on an intuitive, therapeutic level that helps support her clients’ ability to work more deeply within themselves. She has worked on trauma teams and helped thousands of people process through challenging obstacles such as addictions, depression, anxiety, life challenges, marital issues, relationship problems, career challenges, grief and loss of a loved one. And Lynn has been a tremendous agent of change in Kathy’s person and professional life (and in the lives of her clients and course members) as well over the past 10 years.

As you’ll hear, the only way to be compassionate is to have it towards your own soul. But we don’t need to completely reinvent ourselves to start living more loving, meaningful lives. We just need to begin with a bit more love and tolerance for the deeply painful experiences that are universal to all human beings.

Highlights from this Episode:

  • What does compassion really mean, and why we are struggling with it [10:34]
  • How a society’s value system plays a critical role in the development of compassion [15:19]
  • What is the single most important parenting behavior that you can give your child in order to instill a sense of compassion [21:09]
  • Which traits in a person will drive non-compassionate actions and behaviors [22:49]
  • What is really happening when someone is rejected [26:34]
  • A reminder of how precious life is, but how painful it is to love [38:10]
  • Practical strategies to start becoming more compassionate today [43:14]

For more information, visit:

http://www.thetherapyspace.com/

(561) 676 – 3393

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Finding Brave Episode 4: Gender, Power and Relationships: The Crushing Effects of Patriarchy, with Terry Real

Emma Seppala, PhD (The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, Stanford Medicine)

QUOTES:

“(Capitalism) has a way of breeding a value system of wanting more, and more and more. There are certainly pros and there are cons to every system.” [18:17]

“We don’t forgive by being in opposition. We forgive by being in union.” [29:52]

“Compassion gives that ability to align with one another.” [30:44]

“We have no idea how we impact other people’s lives.” [47:48]


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4 Comments

  1. Natasha Burdine

    After listening to this podcast, I realize that I have a lot of different things to let go of; some that I didn’t even realize I was holding on to. I will be checking out all the other podcasts on Finding Brave and I will be looking into Lynn Carroll more. She is wonderful in the way that she breaks down the information so that the light bulb can come on. I definitely had a few “ah ha” moments while she was speaking. I need more of you both in my life!

    • Kathy Caprino

      Thank you so much, Natasha. Thrilled to hear there were some bright lightbulbs going off for you in this episode. Thanks for listening in!

  2. Sharon

    Hi Kathy,
    I’ve been listening to Finding Brave on my daily commute since I discovered you a few weeks ago. I just want to thank you for your podcast. It is helping me as I continue on my journey to find the real me and be brave to be me. It’s so hard, but listening to you and your guests has given me the strength to keep going. Thank you so much for all you are doing.

    • Kathy Caprino

      Thank you for writing, Sharon. I’m so glad you’re finding the podcast helpful on your journey to Finding Brave. It isn’t easy, for sure, to stand up and speak up for ourselves, and claim what we want and deserve. But most things worth anything in this life aren’t just handed to us, are they? Thank you again!

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