Initial & Guidance
Introducing these practices in your organisation and facilitating them can be energising, inspiring and fun – and also at times scary, frustrating and lonely. Compassion Practices can run counter to the dominant culture in organisations. For these reasons, you are well advised to consider what support YOU need as you go on this journey. We are all different – you may find some aspects easy that others find difficult, and vice versa, so it is good to connect with others and share the challenges.
Consider these options
- A buddy who also shares your purpose, and might co-host your events
- A small group from your team or across the organisation who can work together
- Supervision, coaching or other forms of professional support
- Taking part in some of the events that we offer here
We aim to provide:
A place to come and connect with other compassion-minded people
Stories and resources from others who are leading with compassion practices
Q & A
A chance to explore any challenges you are encountering in using the practices
At this stage this website and all the help and support provided will be offered by committed individuals working in a voluntary capacity. If demand exceeds this voluntary capacity, and your need is urgent or beyond what we are able to provide, we may recommend a list of organisations that may be available to help at their usual or discounted rates. We do not make money from these recommendations, and we advise you to conduct your own due diligence.
If you’re thinking of introducing compassion practices into your organisation and would like to know more about their provenance, credibility and potential perceptions among colleagues, we highly recommend you watch this webinar presentation from May 2020 for the Association of Clinical Psychologists. The webinar gives a brilliant introduction to the practices and how they have been developed, used and evaluated by a range of organisations over the last 10 years or so.
“Hurt people, hurt people. That’s how pain patterns get passed on, generation after generation after generation. Break the chain today. Meet anger with sympathy, contempt with compassion and cruelty with kindness. Greet grimaces with smiles. Forgive and forget about finding fault. Love is the weapon of the future.”