Stop in this evening for Warriors for Life (WFL) Virtual Group Support with Veteran and Therapist PO3 Christopher St. John!
Sunday's Topic: "Compassion: Our First Instinct!"
Human suffering is often accompanied by beautiful acts of compassion by others wishing to help relieve it. What propels someone to serve food at a homeless shelter, pull over on the highway in the rain to help someone with a broken down vehicle, or feed a stray cat?
What Is Compassion?
What is compassion and how is it different from empathy or altruism? The definition of compassion is often confused with that of empathy. Empathy, as defined by researchers, is the visceral or emotional experience of another person’s feelings. It is, in a sense, an automatic mirroring of another’s emotion, like tearing up at a friend’s sadness. Altruism is an action that benefits someone else. It may or may not be accompanied by empathy or compassion, for example in the case of making a donation for tax purposes. Although these terms are related to compassion, they are not identical. Compassion often does, of course, involve an empathic response and altruistic behavior. However, compassion is defined as the emotional response when perceiving suffering and involves an authentic desire to help.
Warriors for Life Group Support Community Service - Sunday, 24 November 2019 at 4:30 PM PT, 5:30 PM MT, 6:30 PM CT, and 7:30 PM ET
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Veteran and Therapist PO3 Christopher St. John will be hosting Sunday evening and is inviting you to a RingCentral meeting.
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Meeting ID: 435-717-4198
PO3 Christopher St. John