Please listen to any of the following audio files.
Addressing Self Criticism
Building The Compassionate Self
Compassionate Image And Compassionate Community
Deepening The Compassionate Self
Postures, Faces And Voice Tones
Soothing Rhythm Breathing Practices
Playlist: Compassion themed songs
Dr Philip Molyneux has made a Spotify play list of songs about compassion suggested by members of the discussion group.
Radio: What's going on upstairs? Social anxiety
t can get pretty crowded inside that head of yours, too many things racing around at once. But what do you do when it all starts to get a little negative? When what your thinking, particularly about yourself starts to become debilitating.
Katherine Feeney was joined by James Kirby, Lecturer and Clinical Psychologist at the University of Queensland who's research focusses on compassion.
Radio: Humiliation (BBC Radio 4)
In the wake of recent political upheavals, psychotherapist Philippa Perry examines the role that humiliation plays, at personal, economic and political levels.
At the heart of this programme is the effect that humiliation has upon an individual and its potential to shape the behaviour of both individuals and communities. We hear the life story of reformed criminal Noel 'Razor' Smith and how humiliation has influenced his life - from childhood to the 33 years he spent in prison.
Provoking questions of masculinity, belonging and power, humiliation is an emotion as old as human nature itself, and relevant today in the international political shifts that led to Brexit and the Presidency of Donald Trump. Perry speaks to the clinical psychologist Professor Paul Gilbert about this emotion, from the evolution of humankind to the 21st Century. She also talks to sociologist Professor Victor Seidler whose perspective is shaped not just by his professional research into masculinity and social theory, but also by his own Jewish identity.
We hear from the actor and opera singer Rosie Middleton, who is starring in an upcoming opera, written by composer Michael Betteridge, based on the experiences of women who have been humiliated online by men. The arias are based on the personal experiences of Rosie and several other women. And so the programme's gaze moves towards how victims of humiliation can begin to overcome this emotion.
PODCAST: Differentiation, Integration and Transformation
Dr James Kirby and Dr Stan Steindl discuss their recent experience with running compassionate mind training groups, especially working with participants around the role of the compassionate self in helping them to differentiate, integrate and transform multiple selves and old patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
PODCAST: Alphabet of the Heart
This Podcast Series features Dr James R. Doty, Neurosurgeon and Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research Education (CCARE) at Stanford University, and Dr James Kirby, Clinical Psychologist and Visiting Scholar at CCARE.
Each episode features Dr Doty and Dr Kirby discussing a mnemonic Dr Doty created called, "The Alphabet of the Heart", which he wrote about in his book, Into the Magic Shop. Dr Doty and Dr Kirby discuss each letter of the mnemonic in, which includes compassion, dignity, equanimity, forgiveness, gratitude, humility, integrity, justice, kindness, and love. In each episode we provide personal reflections, research on the attribute, as well as practical tips to cultivate that specific attribute.