“it reminds me of a blend of Myers Briggs personality types, with the ancient Enneagram types, and of course is Jungian with the archetypes etc., and even more deeply than all those it seems rather Christlike. If you strip away the dogma and the doctrine and just absorb the love message of Christ as seen in the New Testament, he was the exemplary compassionate role model. The shining glory part of the Returning to Compassion model for me is the visually graphic display, multi colored, multi leveled way of seeing how all of what we are is intertwined and counter balancing, and old and new all at once. It is beautiful, and with the graphic and being able to "see" the ideas you are relaying, this is really powerful.” Holly Pool 8/8/18
The model you have developed is excellent. This model is based on similar philosophies that are found in Buddha’s teachings. It reminded me of the basic root of Buddhism, only with a Western twist. The model allows space to open up around our existence details. This provides clarity and offers an opportunity to go beyond the mind which in turn cancels out concepts of duality / separation. I feel that your model will be beneficial for individuals and will give a person stepping stones on the inward path to remember the self or one that is the essence of the totality. To know the “self” is to know all people and all objects in the universe. There is no separation other than that which a conditioned mind has taught us to accept as a reality that is actually an illusion. The obvious oneness of life and the potential to manifest things in our existence becomes very clear as the haze of mind deception disappears.
Your discovery, research and develop[ment] of this model is essential[ly] based on the key knowledge that is flowing through everything as universal intelligence. Your model can be very helpful in showing people how to go the extra step beyond the boundaries of the mind to become reestablished in life unity instead of existence based separation caused by thoughts, fear, anxieties and a vast array of other mind manipulations and restrictions. I practice doing this in every situation possible and have experienced a tremendous shift in my perception. The mind is no longer dominating my existence experience. - Steve Leasock, Author, 6/28/17
The “Compassion Model”
Having seen the model several times in the last couple of years, I believe I have grown to see more fully the impact that it could have in people’s lives. It clearly reveals the triggers of fear and their illogical reactions. One can see where it would lead to ineffective and frustrating scarcity of thought and actions. One is then drawn to see the “abundance” part of the model and to long for the courage and vitality with which to follow through with the positive responses to stressors. As a Christian, I know that I can use this model as it contains great knowledge of human nature in it. I also know that if I call out to my Higher Power (Jesus Christ), He does supply me with thepower and ability to use knowledge and apply it with wisdom in my life. (“I came to give you life, and life more abundantly”!) This model should be taught in every school, marriage class, church and communities through out the world.
Claire Luz Diaz-Henderson (8/18/18)
I was first introduced to the model in the fall of 2015. As a group of supervised psychology interns, we were often challenged to keep our mental, emotional, and interpersonal balance. The model helped us see ourselves in a variety roles and lights, all in positive terms and with a strength-based focus. It's fluid nature, understanding that individuals can change from moment to moment, developed my understanding of social dynamics. The results of sharing this model were visible in each social interaction we engaged with, whether it was a peer group, a therapy group, or one-on-one interactions. This model encourages you to seek beauty in everyone. It aims to guide us to the core of our profession, true compassion. -Sarah B., PLPC 11/2018