Author Archives: Kate

Profound Acts of Self-love …

I have just been tidying my bedroom. Anybody with a dust allergy should approach that room with caution. Am I the only person with a stack of books ‘for reading’ on the bedside table but which have been there for … Continue reading

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What Does Self-Compassion have to do with Weight Loss?

Did you know that it appears as if developing greater self-compassion can aid with weight loss? Having recently coming back from holiday carrying a little excess baggage myself (great tapas and cocktails in Almeria…)  I was interested to read a recent … Continue reading

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The Compassion Games – Survival of the Kindest

I’m copying here a newsletter I was emailed. I can’t find the link to it so I thought I would just copy it in it’s entirety for you.  Have a look at the inspiring and exciting Compassion Games website and … Continue reading

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A Big Thank You

I wanted to thank  those of you who sent in song suggestions for the self-compassion playlist. I was really thrilled by the thought and trouble you had gone to. The Group was really energised this morning when I shared your … Continue reading

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Self-Compassion Playlist

This week I was introducing the self-compassion break  to a wonderful group of palliative care patients at a hospice where I work. I’ve taken Kristin Neff’s ideas and amended them slightly in creating my own self-compassion break. This is something … Continue reading

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Is Self-Compassion just a warm and fluffy experience?

Why is self-compassion good for us? There seems to be a view that self-compassion is just a soft and fluffy thing to do – like cuddling a soft rabbit. There are some hard facts out there. According to Kristin Neff, … Continue reading

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Maya Angelou & Self-Compassion

My son sent me an email recently as he thought I might like what he had found…. I did …so thought I’d share with you what he sent: “…just been reading all these beautiful stories people had of reading/meeting Maya … Continue reading

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Changing your Brain and Generosity Through Compassion Meditation Training

I’ve been meaning to tell you about this for some time but got waylaid I’m afraid but here it is at last. BBC Radio 4’s All in the Mind programme (recorded last year) had an interesting segment about compassion training. … Continue reading

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Why I’ve been so quiet of late….

I am so sorry that I have been out of contact for the last couple of months…it’s not what I planned but the first deadline in my PhD loomed and I needed to finalise my research plan and get it … Continue reading

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21 Stimulating Compassion Videos …

I’ve just reignited my crush on Kristin Neff – one of the world’s leading researchers into self-compassion. She speaks so eloquently and powerfully about the advantages of developing self-compassion and its link to resilience at the 2013 Empathy and Compassion … Continue reading

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