Jim Doty: Cure Negative Self-Talk, Be More Mindful & Build Compassion

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🎙 About The Episode

Jim Doty is a clinical professor of neurosurgery at Stanford University and founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford. These days he spends his time researching compassion and the links to our brains. He is also the author of the self-help book called Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart.

This conversation was fascinating in it we talk about a whole bunch of things including neuroscience, mindfulness, medical school, negative self-talk, compassion and meeting the Dalai Lama.


0:00 Intro
1:58 What is mindfulness
8:48 Interest in compassion
19:28 Self talk
29:25 Manifestation of intention
31:21 Medical school
44:21 Neurosurgery
54:43 Getting into entrepreneurship
1:00:04 Meeting The Dalai Lama
1:03:07 Research on compassion
1:10:32 How to become effectively compassionate
1:11:22 Effective Alturism
1:24:24 How to cultivate compassion
1:34:30 Balance between ambition and satisfaction
1:40:33 Selfish vs. service goals
1:43:45 Forming relationships
1:47:34 Book Recommendations

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