What if healthcare providers spent an extra 40 seconds showing compassion for their patients? The scientific evidence may surprise you. Through his pioneering work in the field of “Compassionomics”, Dr. Stephen Trzeciak has found that just 40 seconds of compassion can be a powerful therapy – not only for the receiver of compassion, but for the giver, too.


For reflection alone or together: 

"I know this is a tough time for you," "We are in this together," and "I will be here for you," are phrases that Trzeciak calls "40 seconds of compassion." How do you express compassion toward those you care for? 

How do you express meaningful compassion toward yourself? 

How do you find human connection in your work? 

Next week: Leaning in

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