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Resilience & Self Compassion – Kristen Neff


Kristen Neff talks about how Self Compassion is vital (and predictive) of RESILIENCE and the ability to cope in difficulty.

In this video, she describes what self compassion is, why it matters and explores what research shows.

Studies validate that Self Compassion is positively correlated with Emotional Wellbeing. It decreases negative emotional states (stress, anxiety, rumination, depression), while increasing positive emotional states and behaviours (optimism, motivation, accountability, responsibility).

Book a Workplace Wellbeing Workshop to learn how to develop yours?



Alan Watts – The Mind


Alan Watts speaks about the tendency of our ‘monkey mind’ towards compulsive thinking, worrying, distraction and how Meditation leads to a progressive quietening of the mind.

Kristin Neff : Ted Talk



Kristin Neff speaks at Ted Talks about ‘The space between Self Esteem and Self Compassion’. She explains how Mindful Self Compassion trumps self esteem without the downside and is a healthier way of relating to ourselves.  Research shows that self-compassion boosts happiness, self confidence, optimism, creativity, gratitude and reduces anxiety, depression, perfectionism, body shame, fear of failure and satisfying relationships. Click to learn about a Mindful Self Compassion Course > 

CBS News – 60 Minutes Special on Mindfulness – Video


CBS News 60 minutes special on Mindfulness video

Reports on what it is like to achieve Mindfulness…

An awareness scientists show is healthy and brain altering but elusive in today’s world of digital distractions. The man responsible for bringing Mindfulness to the Western World, Jon Kabat Zinn explains how it works. And why people who are overwhelmed by life’s distractions and feel they are no longer really living, find Mindfulness training transformational and life enhancing…

BBC investigates : Can Mindfulness help us deal with stress?


BBC investigates : Can Mindfulness help us deal with stress?

On Jan 27th 2011, the BBC explored whether Mindfulness can help us deal with stress. This clip shows how mindfulness meditation can physically reshape the brain and thought processes and bring big benefits. These changes can be seen in a brain scan. Powerful!

Ruby Wax : ‘Sane New World’ – All in the mind




Comedian and writer Ruby Wax has suffered bouts of depression throughout her life and finally made it public.

She went on to study psychotherapy and neuroscience — and took a comedy show about mental illness on tour around the wards of mental health institutions. She wrote a book entitled: ‘Sane New World’ and speaks here about why our minds can send us mad and how we can rewire our thinking. 

Mindfulness on BBC Breakfast


Mindfulness on BBC Breakfast

Mind over matter: Can meditation bring happiness?

The BBC find out if there is a scientific basis for meditation bringing happiness



Daniel Goleman : Response to Gallup Employee Engagement Report


The Gallup Organization recently reported that only 30% of surveyed employees are engaged at work. That means companies aren’t getting their best out of people, and employees are not motivated to perform. They’re either bored or burned out.

Daniel Goleman argues that the remedy isn’t simply finding new managers to motivate teams, it’s about committing to continuous improvement for all employees throughout the organization. The good news is that we can continue to develop throughout life and given the direct correlation between a leader’s state and the team & organization’s state it makes a lot of sense to do so!

Professor Paul Gilbert : Strengthening the Mind through the Power of Self Compassion


In the competitive, materialistic world in which we live, one might ask: why do we need compassion?

Professor Paul Gilbert explains why it is essential and the reason for the movement around the world to bring compassion back into everything we do – business, economics and more…

Mindfulness with Jon Kabat Zinn


Jon Kabat Zinn leads a session on Mindfulness at Google in which he says that our entire society is suffering from ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) certifiably diagnosed.It all about doing and there is no recognition of being and so there is no place to rest (hence alarming growth in stress, depression etc…statistics where individuals are disconnected from themselves, each other and our whole planet). Unless our stone age mind engages in a little self education it can really wind up getting stuck in realms of confusion, suffering, being lost and maybe even impeding creativity, imagination, real thoughtfulness, leadership because we’re not running on all cylinders. Meditation is like tuning your instrument before you take it out on the road. Tuning it in the morning can make a huge difference on how the whole day goes… Cultivating Mindfulness or Awareness is all about saying, there is plenty of place and time to rest, because awareness is boundless and infinitely available in every moment no matter what you are doing…


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Such a valuable experience! I got great tips for stress reduction at work / in my personal life in stressful situations. There was helpful sharing in group discussions and the…