How Self Compassionate are you? Be your own best friend!

Hopefully this quick film we made illustrates the value of being kinder to ourselves especially during stressful times.

There is a field of work known as ‘Self Compassion’ which has its origins in Buddhism.  If you are interested in finding out more about self compassion I can recommend looking into the works of Dr Paul Gilbert, Dr Kristin Neff and Dr Christopher Germer.

It was our first attempt at filming on our community reporter course.  There is some background noise but hopefully the captions help diminish this.  We had a great workshop on filming and editing which was led by Jon Beech of Touchstone in Leeds.

I hope you enjoy the film


5 thoughts on “How Self Compassionate are you? Be your own best friend!

  1. nice one, Vicky – this really makes me reflect on how hard I can be on myself sometimes. We can sometimes get so tangled up in getting everything ‘perfectly right’, but we don’t expect the same of others. Nice vid – it illustrates the point succinctly and really well. I’m going to have to check out Dr. Kristin Neff’s ideas – Stuart


  2. they say communication is 90 percent body language; actually the US prof who said this said if thats so just tell somone nonverbally, to go upstairs and get a glass of water. its impossible! only in certain situations is communication 90 per cent bodylang. milan buddha ghosh


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