April 15, 2024 | 10 AM PST | 7 PM CET



The Power of Compassion

Learn about the difference between empathy and compassion and how compassion can help avoid empathic distress.

Empathy is an important capacity for humans as a social species. It means feeling with someone while knowing that what one resonates with is the emotion of another. However, when the self-other distinction becomes blurred it can lead to distress. This so-called empathic distress can be avoided by practicing compassion which is characterized by feelings of warmth, concern, and care for the other, as well as a strong motivation to improve the other’s well being. Compassion is feeling for and not feeling with the other.

In this webinar, Dr Olga Klimecki will introduce you to exciting scientific findings related to empathy and compassion. Martin Büchele, Humanize Dyad teacher, will share his own experience how daily partner-based contemplative practices (Dyads) help distinguish and train empathy and compassion and how this translates into daily life. You will also hear how – based on the science – such Dyads can be learned in Humanize courses and what participants say.

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Monday, April 15, 2024 | 10AM PST / 7PM CET

We'd love to see you on zoom, but if you can't attend live, we'll share the recording with everyone who registers.


Mastering Compassion

  • Confused about the difference between empathy and compassion? Gain clarity on their distinctions and learn how compassion can alleviate empathic distress.
  • Discover practical techniques to cultivate warmth, concern, and care for others, fostering a deeper sense of connection and well-being.
  • Explore the transformative power of partner-based contemplative practices (Dyads) in sharpening empathy and compassion skills for daily life.
  • Understand the scientific insights behind empathy and compassion, and how integrating these principles can lead to profound shifts in interpersonal relationships.
  • Hear firsthand experiences and testimonials from participants who have harnessed empathy and compassion to navigate complex social dynamics with wisdom and empathy.

Who is it for

  • Psychologists & Therapists
  • Contemplative Practitioners
  • Healthcare workers
  • Meditation teachers
  • NGO workers
  • Community Leaders
  • CEO’s, Founders & Entrepreneurs

...and anyone interested in deepening well-being, emotional intelligence, and connectedness with others in 15 minutes per day.

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Monday, April 15, 2024 | 10AM PST / 7PM CET

We'd love to see you on zoom, but if you can't attend live, we'll share the recording with everyone who registers.

Meet Olga Klimecki

Humanize Scientific Advisor

Olga Klimecki, PhD is a neuroscientist and psychologist. She holds a PhD (Dr. phil., summa cum laude) from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and a Dr. rer. nat. habil. from Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, where she was guest professor in Psychology in 2020 and 2021.

Her research focuses on the promotion of mental and physical health across the lifespan. More specifically, Olga uses randomized controlled studies to test the causal impact of behavioural, cognitive, and emotional interventions. Her work also studies bio-psycho-social mechanisms of action with a focus on brain functions and connectivity, emotions, as well as interpersonal and intergroup behaviour.

She is also a certified mindfulness meditation teacher. More specifically, Olga took a 2-year course with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach at the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California at Berkeley, USA. Olga has been teaching meditation courses within institutions, companies, and to the general public across the world.

Olga (co-) authored over 80 scientific publications. In recognition of her research on neural plasticity and conflict resolution, Olga has received several grants and awards, including the Early Career Award from the Society for Social Neuroscience in Washington DC, a Marie Curie Fellowship and a Horizon 2020 grant from the European Commission as co-PI.

She is co-prinicpal investigator of the longest meditation study to date – the Medit-Ageing / Silver Santé study which was funded with a total of 7 Mio EUR. She has been leading research on conflict resolution in different countries since 2013.

Meet Martin Büchele

Humanize Senior Teacher

Martin is a meditation, mindfulness and compassion trainer with certifications in MBSR (Stress Management through Mindfulness) and CEB (Cultivating Emotional Balance). As an independent course instructor and as a senior trainer with Potential Project, the global provider of mindfulness training for organizations, he has 20 years of experience delivering mindfulness-based mental training programs in large and small corporations, international government organizations, and to individuals.

Martin was able to learn and teach contemplative dyads in the context of a recent research project at the Max Planck Social Neuroscience Lab (covsocial.de). He is impressed not only by the scientific findings but also by the wide range of positive effects he could observe in beginners as well as in experienced meditators - and not least in himself.