Facilitating compassion is great – but it can be countercultural in many organisations.
As well as feeling inspired, you may well encounter frustration, isolation and opposition.
All the more reason to find inspiration from elsewhere!
That’s what this page is for – to inspire you on your compassion journey.
In this TED talk, the founder of Compassion Circles Andy Bradley touches not only on some of the core principles that underpin the Compassion Practices, but also shows the values that unite us.
The pandemic has touched most of us in difficult ways and the parallel epidemic of unkindness to people and planet can be hard to bear.
In this interview with Liz Hall, author of multiple books and editor of Coaching at Work magazine, our Co-founder Dr Alister Scott talks about “Going Towards” both the pain and the opportunities that change – and the need for change – can bring. Plus a poem!
Recognizing the unique contribution our care providers bring to their roles every day combined with the need for personal and professional recovery, Children’s Hospital Colorado provides compassion circles in several formats. The Intention is to create a safe space...
This fun 3-minute TED talk shows you how to start a movement. Maybe that’s what we’re doing? Do you think we could have this much fun doing so?!
For those involved in clinical psychology who would like to know how these practices have been used in that setting, here is an introduction to how Compassion Circles have been adapted for use by clinical psychology services in the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, probably the most extensive use and evaluation of the practices to date. From Clinical Psychology Forum, 2018.
In this 4 minute video Chukumeka Maxwell, Founding Director and CEO of Action to Prevent Suicide, talks about his experiences with Compassion Circles and how helpful they can be.
An inspiring story from Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy by Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone
In this 4-minute video, Chukumeka Maxwell, Founding Director and CEO of Action to Prevent Suicide, talks about the deep history of circle work in many traditions around the world.
A talk by Benna Waites, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Joint Head of Psychology, Counselling and Arts Therapies at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in Gwent, Wales, in March 2020 – The Implementation of Taking Care Giving Care rounds in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
This document from Andy Bradley and Benna Waites outlines some of the core thinking behind the Compassion Practices. For those who want material to help them dive a little deeper!
“If you are able to identify the humanity of the patient as well as provide them with technical competence it’s such a win-win situation. It’s so rewarding for the patient to be treated sensitively and technically competently. And for the healthcare professional to...