Dr. Andrea Hollingsworth
Hollingsworth Consulting

Scholarly Writings

Select Publications

​“Implications of Interpersonal Neurobiology for a Spirituality of Compassion.” Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science 43, no. 4 (December 2008): 837-860.


​“Neurocognitive Readings of Ancient Religious Texts: Methodological Liabilities and Possibilities.” Journal for Interdisciplinary Research on Religion and Science 13 (January, 2013): 35-51.


​“Simone Weil and the Theo-Poetics of Compassion.” Modern Theology 29, no. 3 (July 2013): 203-229.


​“The Faces of Possibility in Nicholas of Cusa’s De visione Dei.” Modern Theology 32, no. 3 (2016): 341-360.


​“The Architecture of Apophasis: Exploring Options for a Cognitive Scientific Interpretation of the Via Negativa.” Religion, Brain, and Behavior 6, no. 4 (2016): 290-306.


“Group Therapy for Loss: Attachment, Intersubjectivity, and Healing.” With David R. Paine, Sarah H. Moon, Rachel Langford, Sejal Patel, Steven J. Sandage, Miriam Bronstein, and Barbod Salimi. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy 00 (2017): 1-25.

About Andrea

Dr. Andrea Hollingsworth is a speaker, researcher, and seasoned psychotherapist who has spent decades studying the transformative power of compassionate leadership.

One of today’s leading global experts on compassion, she has written and spoken extensively on the subject since 2008. Her articles on the science and spirituality of human relationships have been published more than a dozen times in peer-reviewed journals. She has taught at prestigious institutions like Princeton, Boston University, and Loyola University Chicago, and delivered talks to audiences at some of the top-ranked universities in the world—including Cambridge University in England and Heidelberg University in Germany.

Andrea spends most of her time helping leaders and teams use The Compassion Advantage to build supercharged organizations through cultures of care—especially in times of challenge and change.

She lives in Maple Grove, Minnesota, with her family where she adores good books, conversations, and coffee.