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How self-compassion impacts performance

Watch Craig and Richard discuss how self-compassion can improve study and work performance. Experimenting with how self-compassion may impact our performance If you’re curious about how self-compassion may impact your …

What is self-compassion and why is it beneficial?

Explore the difference between ‘self-criticism’ and ‘self-compassion’ in this exercise. Step 1 Bring to mind someone you care about who is experiencing some difficulty – perhaps a failure or setback, …

Practising self-compassion

Watch Richard review the self-compassion exercise and explore how self-compassion is different from self-criticism. Backdraft When some people practise self-compassion, they may actually experience more pain at first. Leading self-compassion …

How to be happy

The human brain evolved over aeons to help us survive. Our ancestors had to constantly scan the environment for very real physical threats. If they heard a rustling in the …

Introduction to lovingkindness meditation

Watch Richard introduce the lovingkindness meditation, and provide further advice on how we can cultivate an open, nonjudgmental and friendly attitude towards others and ourselves.

Carers

Watch Craig talk about the role that mindfulness can play in self-care and how that can impact our approach to being a carer.

Difficult relationships

Watch Richard discuss how we can bring mindfulness to difficult relationships and how that can lead to different outcomes in our personal or professional life. Privacy, confidentiality and your mental …

Mindful environments for children

Watch Craig talk about the role that mindfulness can play in parenting. Improving the quality of our interactions with people of all ages Although this step is specifically intended for …

Assertiveness

Watch Richard explain how mindfulness can help you be more assertive, and how that can help you to connect with your own needs and those of others.

Relationships and the home

Watch Craig provide an overview of some of the challenges to being mindful, and then describe what we can do to foster an environment that makes it easier to be …

Compassion for others

Watch Richard discuss how mindfulness can help us to cultivate compassion, both for ourselves and for others. What’s the difference? In the video Richard talks about empathy and compassion. It …

Mindfulness for developing empathy

Watch Neil provide an overview of the impact of mindfulness meditation on our brain and how that helps us manage our levels of compassion and empathy. Optional reading In the …

Expanding and maintaining your practice

Watch Craig and Richard provide an overview of how you can expand and maintain your mindfulness practice throughout the course, and long after the course has finished. We recommend that …

The benefits of mindfulness

Watch neuroscientist Neil Bailey provide an overview of the benefits of mindfulness and how it impacts our brain. Talking point In this course, we assume that you’ve either completed our …