Making Resilience Holistic: Embedding Compassion as a Launchpad

Leah Weiss, Ph.D., MSW



In these times of uncertainty, pain, anxiety and overwork, we need to rethink how we build resilient workplaces and teams. This means going beyond most definitions of resilience that are individually-based. One of the ways that we can do this is to start by embedding compassion in to our everyday lives at work. Extending compassion to others is proven to increase psychological safety, increase engagement levels and reduce churn! In this session, Dr. Leah Weiss will...  

  • Clarify the difference between compassion and empathy

  • Explain the neuroscience research behind compassion’s impact, especially in building resilience and preventing burnout

  • Provide examples and case studies of how compassion can be embedded

  • Empower participants with mental models for how to start practicing compassion through small actions

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