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Invited Lecture: Firdaus Dhabhar, Ph.D. on 'How Compassion May Help You With Good Stress'

Firdaus Dhabhar is Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. His transdisciplinary research program is supported by membership in the Immunology Institute, Neuroscience Institute, and Cancer Institute at the Stanford School of Medicine.Dr. Dhabhar’s laboratory has elucidated mechanisms by which short-term stressors enhance immunity, while long-term stressors suppress/dysregulate immune function. He has proposed that the fight-or-flight stress response is nature’s fundamental but underappreciated survival mechanism which could be harnessed clinically to promote health and healing. Dr. Dhabhar believes that activities/interventions (e.g. compassion training, meditation, exercise, art) that reduce “bad” stress are likely to increase the efficacy of protective “good” stress.



Thursday, April 17, 2014. 06:15 PM


Li Ka Shing Ctr For Learning (LKSC) Room 120 291 Campus Dr Palo Alto, CA


Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education


(650) 721-6142