Teaching the Art and Practice of Compassion ~ Guest Simon Fox
Beyond Speech: Limitless Communication with Lauren Polly Radio Show
Many people still think that compassion cannot be taught—considering it a personality trait that’s either there or not. Others think of compassion as a philosophy or a feeling. Simon Fox and his programs, Adventures in Caring, has taken this a step further; compassion is a verb—the practical skill of getting your caring across to a person who is sick or injured so that they no longer feel alone. He says this is the secret of all great nurses, physicians, and health care practitioners—they know the language of healing that lifts the spirits, dispels loneliness, and inspires the will to heal.
Join Beyond Speech: Limitless Communication with host Lauren Polly and Guest Simone Fox as they share discoveries on teaching yourself the art and practice of compassion. How could being more compassionate assist your life, relationships and health?
About our guest: Simon Fox is Executive Director of the Adventures in Caring Foundation and lead author of Oxygen for Caregivers: Guarding Against Burnout, Sustaining Compassion, an interdisciplinary team-learning program for health care and emergency service professionals. Simon@AdventuresInCaring.org
What if communication was FUN and EASEFUL for you?
Lauren Polly has been working with folks with “communication disorders” since 2004 as a speech-language pathologist and it never ceases to amaze her how much people judge and beat themselves up for supposed mishaps in communication. “I never meant to say that.” “It came out wrong.” “I just don’t sound like myself.” Are some of the things she hears every day. What follows are stories of how the communication breakdown led to undesirable results – loss of friendship, loss of a business deal, an argument with a loved one, or just the sense that you didn’t deliver what was possible. What if there was a different possibility?