46. Altruism and the Flow of Compassion with Yotam Heineberg

Curious how to cultivate qualities of altruism, compassion, and heroism? Interested in how cutting edge scientists are using ancient and indigenous practices in their research? Want to know why receiving compassion from others is as important as giving compassion to ourselves? Then join us for an interview with Dr. Yotam Heineberg!

In this episode, Dr. Diana Hill interviews Dr. Yotam Heineberg, clinical psychologist at Stanford’s Center for Compassion and Altruism, Research and Education program and clinical faculty member for the PGSP-Stanford Consortium. Dr. Heineberg discusses his work using Compassionate Mind Training to heal the cycle of violence in traumatized populations as well as promote prosocial and collaborative work environments.

About Yotam Heineberg, Psy.D. 

Dr. Heineberg earned his doctorate at the PGSP-Stanford consortium at Palo Alto University. His interests originally focused on the cycle of violence, trauma and aggression, which led him to seek out solutions to address these fundamental human problems through the vehicle of compassion. He went on to pursue post-doctoral training at Stanford’s CCARE (Center for Compassion and Altruism, Research and Education). He trained in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) with Professor Paul Gilbert, who developed the approach in the UK. He currently works as a clinical faculty member offering clinical supervision and training at the PGSP-Stanford program and Palo Alto University. He also He continues to collaborate with the Compassionate Mind Foundation, UK. He is the Dignity Health senior research fellow at Stanford with CCARE. His work at Stanford is focused on devising high scale solutions in healthcare settings; developing and implementing online compassion focused training modalities for nurses, physicians and leaders. He is the author of Compassion Skills Training, an experiential evidence-based peer to peer program which has been implemented with thousands of people worldwide, via the Brightsity learning platform. In his work he strives to implement programs that provide personal well-being benefits, as well as positive systemic outcomes by enhancing teamwork functioning, and alliance focused, collaborative attitudes. He lives in San Francisco, and conducts various compassion focused workshop nationally and internationally.


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Episode 46