20-Minute Care Space

Why Care Space?

The purpose of 20-minute Care Space is to provide a space for self-care through facilitated connection and support. It was created especially to support people in health and social care who are at the sharp end of dealing with the Covid-19 crisis.

All too often, those who give care don’t receive the care they need, often through no fault of their own. How can you look after yourself and your colleagues?

By following the carefully designed protocol, you will provide a space for people to:

  • Take a break from all the normal busy stuff
  • Stop, connect and listen to each other
  • Think together about how you can take more care of yourself

“True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it.”

Daniel Goleman (born 1946)
Psychologist And Science Journalist

“The best part of life is not just surviving, but thriving with passion and compassion and humor and style and generosity and kindness.”

Maya Angelou (1928-2014)
Poet, Dancer, Producer, Playwright, Director, Author

What’s involved?

This practice needs 20 minutes and can be used in a group of up to 10 colleagues from across your organisation or from your team.

The practice offers space for people to think on their own, in pairs and in the group. Two people will act as host and facilitator so that participants can forget about process and be fully present in the meeting.

All of the Compassion Practices encourage a supportive atmosphere, a high quality of listening and a commitment to care for self and others. They are intended to be safe spaces where people can take a break from the stresses of the workplace.

Download the Protocol here…

This protocol contains everything you’ll need to run a 20-minute Care Space
It gives you clear instructions, right down to the script you can read to take you through the whole process

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Using the Protocol

If you would like to explore this Compassion Practice before going ahead, sign up for one of our regular Q&A sessions – answering questions and working through challenges or concerns, even simply listening in if you don’t have a specific question. You’ll find details and dates of upcoming sessions on the Help & Guidance page.