Compassion Reading Room

Find a comfortable chair, a full mug, and enjoy wandering through any or all of the materials below.

Exploring how we can improve our practice of presence, of listening well, and of communicating effectively.

A short meditation, reflection, a conversation starter with yourself.

What makes motivational interviewing unique? How to engage in a motivational interviewing based conversation.

A single sheet of bullet points for periodic reference and reflection.

Shenpa is the urge, the hook, that triggers our habitual tendency to close down. We get hooked in that moment of tightening when we reach for relief. To get unhooked we begin by recognizing that moment of unease and learn to relax in that moment.

Here are a few tips which will help you become a better empathetic l istener and thereby establish better relationships and working conditions for yourself and the person you are working with.

The importance of compassion for community building, and therefore compassionate dialog.

This publication "provides probation and parole officers and other correctional professionals with both a solid grounding in the principles behind MI [motivational interviewing] and a practical guide for applying these principles in their everyday dealings with offenders" (p.2). Seven chapters are contained in this guide: how MI fits in with evidence-based practice; how and why people change; the motivational interviewing style; preparing for change; building motivation for change; navigating through tough times--working with deception, violations, and sanctions; and from start to finish--putting MI into practice.

This document presents a complete implementation plan for the evidence-based practice of Motivational Interviewing in order to help bring your agency, organization, or community that you serve to the forefront of Motivational Interviewing. This guide is designed to help you understand the expertise, programs, offerings, and support that we can bring to you in order to help you achieve better outcomes for your agency and community.