Diane is an excellent and caring teacher. Her innate kindness makes the class feel safe. Her sincere enthusiasm for the material on compassion is inspiring.
Diane is simply a lovely instructor.
I am more forgiving and less rigid as a result of this class.
I feel more content, more fortunate, more capable, less hopeless.
I have noticed that I have the ability to be more calm, and that having compassion benefits me as much as those to whom I extend compassion.
Diane is a very dedicated and excellent teacher. She took the questions we posed to heart, and answered them by including both scientific evidence, and examples of personal compassion/mindfulness practices gleaned from her life experiences.
Now I listen to others with compassion and understanding, rather than talking or thinking of what I will say next.
The class became a warm, safe place to be open and to learn. I found myself feeling more accepting of myself and others in daily life — and more able to find a calmness when anxiety sets in.
These practices have given me more access to my heart, which has been amazing.
I am able to calm myself and break patterns of negative thoughts.
I feel I can step back more in an uncomfortable situation to see more of the true pure spirit of the person I am uncomfortable with.
It became the night each week I could let myself have the time to reflect on important things, in a kind way to myself and a time to think clearly about others.