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5.0 out of 5 starsHelping other through grief
Reviewed in the United States on August 12, 2017
This is a well-balanced, well-written, and thoughtful guide to expressing compassion for ourselves and for others who are suffering from losses of any kind. As Laura points out, many of us are often at a loss for what to say when others lose a loved one to death, lose a job, experience a break up, or any number of other situations in which it seems nearly impossible to find the appropriate language to show empathy. In her book, she clearly guides the reader through a variety of situations and different ways to respond. Instead of prescribing specific words, she focuses on working through and carefully considering one's reactions and feelings as they pertain to the person suffering. Whether you are a counselor or therapist, priest or rabbi, teacher or coach, or simply someone who would like to be more supportive of a family member or friend in need of compassion, this book will prove to be both valuable and comforting.
Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2017
Things happen in life - some good and some bad. This book gives us tools to understand and more importantly how to say things or not say something that show compassion. Laura Jack has written a great guideline book explaining what compassion is and why being compassionate is important. Recently while standing in the deli line at my local grocery store, a woman started a conversation with how hard it is to decide what to serve for the holiday. She mentioned that her husband was ill and it would probably be his last Christmas. I just listened as she needed to talk. I felt that I had put on my Compassion Hat as Laura suggests. I highly recommend this book and if fact have given it as gifts - not because the person needed compassion, but to give them tools to handle what life brings to them.
Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2017
The Compassion Code should be required reading for everyone! Not only is it an easy-to-follow guide for learning how to have compassion for others, it's a blueprint for learning how to treat ourselves with more kindness and compassion. The book is filled with relatable stories and examples of compassion in action, along with numerous tips, tools and ideas that will help anyone looking to strengthen their compassion muscle. Thank you Laura Jack for creating a guide I can refer to again and again when trying to come up with the right words to help people through difficult times!
5.0 out of 5 starsA great book I will be re-reading more than once
Reviewed in the United States on October 9, 2017
A great book I will be re-reading more than once. Great advice and insights about understanding grief and approaching difficult situations with curiosity and empathy. I love the memorable anecdotal stories Laura shares in the book to illustrate the concepts she teaches. I believe that by reading and sharing this book with others, we can promote kinder and deeper connections with loved ones and even the different people we encounter in daily life. Superbly written!
5.0 out of 5 starsSuch a great book for anyone interested in opening their hearts and ...
Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2017
Such a great book for anyone interested in opening their hearts and living a life filled with more positivity. The lessons contained in this book span many topics, such as the way we deal with our complex emotions in the age of social media (one take-away I appreciated was to be inspired by, rather than jealous of, others' success), communicating with your significant other, or being supportive of a friend that is grieving a loss. The author shares a great mix of personal anecdotes, sample scenarios, and practice exercises that cause the reader to reflect upon their own experiences and think about how they might utilize the tools in this book to approach various situations in life. I think anyone who reads this book will walk away a better person in some way- I would highly recommend it!
5.0 out of 5 starsHighly recommended if you know someone who is hurting
Reviewed in the United States on August 12, 2017
I'm not really into self-help books, but a friend shared the Compassion Code with me, and I loved it. It's not just for people who are hurting from a loss, but if you know someone who is, I highly recommend you read this, and share with someone you care about.
5.0 out of 5 starsNecessary reading for helping professionals and those wanting to communicate with more compassion!
Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2017
If you read, internalize, and live by the principles and practices Laura so beautifully gifts us in The Compassion Code, your relationships with others—and with yourself—will improve dramatically and you will see benefits beyond what you could have imagined. I will use this readable, enjoyable and relatable resource often in my personal and professional life and I would recommend it to anyone would could use a little more compassion in his or her life. That being all of us, I would recommend it to everyone. --Mor Regev, LMSW
5.0 out of 5 starsLaura's voice is authentic and needed!
Reviewed in the United States on July 27, 2017
By having the great privilege of seeing Laura shine in college and run businesses in Panama, I know first hand and with great certainty why she is such an influential voice. Deserved and needed. This voice ... her authentic, human voice, bursts out of each page and taps into the part of you deep down that wants or needs more attention. Yes, I recommend this book :)
5.0 out of 5 starsGround Breaking And Insightful A Must For All
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 8, 2017
Though everyone of us have suffered difficult times in our lives when it comes to assisting others we seem to get blocked Laura has such an incredible gift to speak about the harder things in life and be able to show others the real meaning of compassion and how we can apply it to be the best versions of ourselves for family and friends.
5.0 out of 5 starsLaura's book not only focuses on how to better practice compassion towards others but really goes through the ...
Reviewed in Canada on August 11, 2017
The compassion code is an important, thoughtful guide for anyone that wants to understand and integrate more compassion into their life. Laura's book not only focuses on how to better practice compassion towards others but really goes through the foundation of practicing compassion with yourself. As a professional that works with people in crisis, this book was a great reminder that practicing compassion is just that, something we need to practice with intention. This book is an easy read and takes you through many different exercises that can make reading the book more than just a read... the exercises help you reflect upon your own story, do a personal emotional inventory and has practical tools to help you learn to practice compassion in all areas of your life.
5.0 out of 5 starsLaura Jack weave a simple and elegant framework for creating amazing possibility in the midst of massive breakdown
Reviewed in Canada on July 26, 2017
How many wars could have been avoided if we all just had the skill of knowing what to say when emotions run high and fear, grief and anger are in the room. Laura Jack weave a simple and elegant framework for creating amazing possibility in the midst of massive breakdown.