Compassionate Skills

The quality or state of being conscious or aware of something. It is also becoming more aware of what you are thinking and doing- what is going on in your mind and body.

Courage is the voluntary willingness to act, with or without varying levels of fear, in response to a threat to achieve an important, perhaps moral, outcome or goal.

Altruism is the ability and willingness to help others. It’s a mindset that can last a lifetime. When a student develops a spirit of cooperation, empathy and generosity. These qualities enhance every lesson learned in the classroom and beyond.

Gratitude is the quality of being thankful. Readiness to show appreciation and to return kindness. It is maintaining a habitual focus towards noticing and appreciating the positive in the world, without an expectation of future outcomes.

Integrity is the ability to gauge the difference between right and wrong. It is also what we say, what we do, and what we say we do.

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. It can be defined as an effective response due to the comprehension of another’s emotional state that is considered to be similar to what the other person is feeling.

Self-Compassion entails being warm and understanding toward ourselves when we suffer, fail, or feel inadequate, rather than ignoring our pain or flagellating ourselves with self-criticism.

Forgiveness is not only a result, but a process of letting go of the past and opening to the future. It is a way of releasing ourselves from the past, the burden of our own false expectations, and from the pain we have experienced at the hands of others.

Humility is the quality of being humble. It is the ability and willingness to honestly accept strengths and weaknesses, and not act and feel prideful or arrogant.