For many, though, the hard part is receiving kindness or compassion. How many times do you flinch or winch when someone says something good to you? Or maybe they offer to do a simple good thing. Do you receive gratefully or push it away? Years ago I was at a conference where Charles Raison, […]
Are you a gamer? Maybe you like solitaire or mahjong or tetris or bejeweled? Or maybe you like to immerse yourself in some of the more elaborate stories and games developed by the billion dollar game industry. Research has also shown that how we represent the body in our minds is extremely plastic – meaning […]
One of the foremost researchers in compassion is Tania Singer, researcher at the Max Plank Institute of Mind Studies in Leipzig. In this video Tania gives early results from her year long study at the World Economic Forum.
The personal experience of suffering unites us with other people: it is the dynamo that generates compassion, which, by its nature, is transpersonal.
Sometimes we misunderstand compassion as being nothing more than a feeling of pity. Compassion is much, much more. It embraces not only a feeling of closeness, but also a sense of responsibility. When you develop compassion, it will help you enormously to generate inner strength and self-confidence, and to reduce your feelings of fear […]
article by Paul Gilbert reposted from The Greater Good Sept 4, 2013 Paul is one of my teachers who founded Compassion -Focused Therapy For a video of a Science of a Meaningful Life presentation by Paul Gilbert, the author of Mindful Compassion Attention is like a spotlight—whatever it shines on becomes brighter in the mind. This […]
Having spent a beautiful day in retreat sharing the Becoming Safely Embodied Skills with Amy Joseph and her colleagues my heart is brimming full of gratitude. I’m sending on a lovely video of blessings with thanks to Amy Joseph from the Swansea Center for Psychotherapy for sending on this beautiful blessing for all of us. […]
You know those days when you feel a bit (or a lot) downtrodden?) Maybe you just want to curl up in bed and shut the world out. Or perhaps when someone suggests something positive all you want to do is tell them to “S… up!” We all know those states of being and respond (or react) with a wide range of strategies. To shift those patterns we need to have a new practice to put in place.