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Stanford's CCARE shows Compassion is Catching

19 Mar 2014 10:12 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

A recent study by the Center for Compassion, Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University shows that acts of kindness and pro-social behaviors cause "elevation" in those who witness them. Compassion is contagious.

Merely being in the presence of compassionate action between others is sufficient to cause a boost to the observer: lower levels of stress, anger and depression; higher levels of mindfulness, flourishing and compassion.

For more details, see this article in the Huffington Post.

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