Albert Einstein stated in 1950 that we humans too often see ourselves as "separate from the rest" of others. He said this "delusion of consciousness" requires "a substantially new manner of thinking." It requires an effort of "widening our circle of compassion."
Are you seeking an effective way to help bring about personal and social transformation?
How do you relate to others in your personal and professional life? How do others see you relating at home, among your friends, or at work? As genuinely caring? Or controlling through coercive and manipulative ways?
In this two DVD set with accompanying Study Guide, award winning author, Michael H. Crosby, makes a strong case for moving from dominative ways of relating to build trust and collaboration which leads to greater love and compassion in our world. Choosing Compassion is a "must see" for any group, organization, or family wanting to build more effective relationships.
Life coaches, organizational development counselors, and therapists agree. Choosing Compassion offers practical steps towards personal and social change.
The Choosing Compassion program includes six 20 minute videos on two DVDs. The accompanying Study Guide includes six turn-key lesson plans that supply the facilitator with dynamic, interactive exercises and discussion points for each video segment.
With his compelling style, presenter Michael H. Crosby addresses how:
- All relationships in our life and world are built on care or control
- Control works through fear and is expressed in abuse and violence
- Conflicts arise and how to resolve them, moving to reconciliation
- We decide to change; the need for organizations’ behavioral change
- To create communities of trust collaborating for common goals
- To move through nonviolence and peace to love and compassion
These dynamics are applicable at all levels: personal, familial (friends/spouses and parents/children, relatives) as well as workplace and organizational.
Choosing Compassion DVD and Study Guide is drawn from Michael H. Crosby's book, The Paradox of Power: From Control to Compassion. To purchase the book, please click here.
Sample Video Clips:
The Foundation of Power: Care or Control
Negative Power: From Abuse Through Violence to Indifference
Resolving Conflicts, Reconciling Relationships
Choosing to Change From the Negative to the Positive
Positive Power: Building Trust for Collaboration
Compassion: The Goal of Non-Violence, Peace, and Love