Dr. Doty is the bestselling author of Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart, a New York Times bestseller that has inspired an album (Love Yourself: Tear by K-pop sensation BTS), an upcoming podcast, and even a movie.
Many of us understand neither the nature of self-compassion nor its power to remedy our suffering and improve our lives. By entering Into the Magic Shop, Dr. James Doty’s podcast, listeners will learn life-changing techniques and, in conversation with guest experts, explore topics from consciousness and psychology to faith and spirituality. They will also hear from prominent guests who are willing to share their own stories of challenge and struggle.Learn More
While science has made great strides in understanding pathologies of the human mind, far less is known about its capacity for compassion, altruism, and empathy. Yet, these prosocial traits are innate to us and lie at the very centerpiece of our shared humanity.
Dr. James Doty founded The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University School of Medicine in 2008 with the explicit goal of promoting, supporting, and conducting rigorous scientific studies of compassion and altruistic behavior.
One out of every three adults in the US reports extreme stress, and nearly one in five suffers from anxiety disorders. But it can be challenging to find effective, affordable, and convenient therapy. Happi is here to help. Happi uses an intelligent “virtual human being” to provide compassionate care for those suffering with mental illness. This “virtual human being” is accessible through an app or a web browser. It engages the user in conversation to assess mental states such as stress, anxiety, and many forms of depression by interpreting facial expression, voice intonation, and other biometrics.Learn More