What is compassion to you?
Compassion can be yin or yang, it can be towards the self or others.
Whatever is the quality it is radically transformative.
Here is the formula:
Kindness + Emphaty + Mindfulness + Action
The science behind compassion
Compassion is the practice of extending kindness, empathy, and understanding to ourselves and others. It is a powerful tool for reducing stress, increasing resilience, and cultivating greater well-being. We are inspired from the work of leading experts in the field of self-compassion, such as Kristen Neff and Christopher Germer.
Kristen Neff's research has shown that practicing self-compassion can lead to greater emotional balance, less anxiety and depression, and more motivation to achieve our goals.
Christopher Germer's research has shown that practicing self-compassion can help us become more resilient, reduce negative self-talk, and improve our relationships with others.
We draw on these teachings to cultivate greater self-compassion and well-being and have more ease, joy and freedom in daily life.
On PlaygroundZ you can find compassion in different forms such as compassion practices, self-compassion practices, traces of compassionate attitude in mindfulness, movement, vinyasa, yin yoga, breathwork, massage, dance, drama, meditation, compassion, creativity, authentic movement and somatic experiencing.
"We are all mad here" - Cheshire Cat
I love how this saying normalizes the uniqueness and common humanity in a playful way.
We are all mad, because we have different wounds from different experiences in life. It doesn't matter where the wound is from, the pain is the same pain.
This awareness is in the foundation of compassion, and it is transformative.
Compassion involves several key elements, including:
Kindness: Compassion involves being kind and understanding towards ourselves and others. This means treating ourselves and others with warmth, care, and concern.
Empathy: Compassion involves the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. This means being able to put ourselves in someone else's shoes and see things from their perspective.
Non-judgment: Compassion involves suspending judgment and criticism towards ourselves and others. This means accepting ourselves and others as we are, flaws and all.
Mindfulness: Compassion involves being present and aware of our own thoughts, feelings, and emotions, as well as those of others. This means staying grounded in the present moment and cultivating an open, non-judgmental awareness.
Action: Compassion involves taking action to alleviate suffering and promote well-being. This means using our skills, resources, and abilities to help others and ourselves.
By cultivating these elements of compassion in our daily lives, we are inviting more ease, joy and freedom for loud minds.
How Compassion can help to LOUD minds?
Compassion can help loud minds in several ways. When we have a loud mind, we may experience a lot of inner turmoil, self-criticism, and negative self-talk. Practicing self-compassion can help us become more gentle and kind towards ourselves, reducing our inner turmoil and negative self-talk.
By treating ourselves with kindness and understanding, we can begin to develop a greater sense of self-worth and self-acceptance, which can lead to greater peace of mind.
Compassion can also help loud minds by reducing our tendency to judge and criticize others. When we are constantly judging and criticizing those around us, we can create a sense of isolation and disconnection.
By cultivating compassion towards others, we can begin to see them as fellow human beings with their own struggles and challenges. This can help us develop greater empathy and understanding, leading to deeper connections and a sense of community.
Another way compassion can help loud minds is by reducing the stress levels. When we are stressed, the mind can become even louder.
By practicing compassion towards ourselves and others, we activate the relaxation response in our bodies, reducing our levels of stress and anxiety. This can help us feel more calm and centered, allowing us to approach life with greater ease and clarity of mind.
Mindfulness and compassion are often practiced together, as mindfulness helps us become more aware of our own suffering and that of others, while compassion helps us respond to that suffering with kindness and care.
In fact, research has shown that practicing mindfulness can increase empathy and compassion towards others, while practicing compassion can increase our own feelings of happiness and well-being.
By cultivating both mindfulness and compassion, we can develop a greater sense of connection to ourselves and others, reduce our own suffering, and bring more ease, joy, compassion, freedom to daily life.
What others say?
I was in the same group with Hande in the Mindfulness & Compassion program, I participated in both her meditations and lectures.
The content she added from herself during her lectures and her compassionate guidance in meditations were very good.
Her warm, welcoming and inclusive manner increased my curiosity and I enjoyed it very much.
The details in your lectures and the space you opened for us were very valuable.
Your different perspective, what you added to me,
thank you ❤️
Good luck on your journey.
— Seda, Turkey
"If you feel like starting your weekend early or if you're a beginner in yoga,
I highly recommend you to join classes of Hande.
Her instructions is magically impressive..."
— Deniz Ü., Turkey
“It was an amazing class. First yoga and then the meditation for a very affordable price just.
It can change your day for the best! Thank you for the experience! Gratitude!❤️🙏🏻”
— Alexandre D, Brasil
She's an amazing professional and on everyday basis she shares her yoga experience with us :) you should try!
I’ve traveled and experienced yoga classes a lot and I can tell you that Hande's class is a good choice to start the day 💙”
— Magda B, Portugal