Your chance to tell us…

Imagine that your colleague had by chance seen the same inspiring video, or read the same story, or seen a presentation that really moved you. Perhaps it was something that inspired you both to reflect on your roles as a health professional, to think more deeply about compassion and caring?

Wouldn’t it be a great conversation when you discovered your shared interest? And the opportunity to discuss the material probably helped reinforce the lessons for you.

We think this might be a great way to stimulate a program of peer-support among health professionals. What if each week you both viewed one of the world’s most inspiring talks or videos relevant to compassionate healthcare, then sat down to talk about it? It could easily be done by video chat if you don’t live in the same place.

Researchers in California have tried just this strategy and had remarkable results.

So tell us your favourites…

Maybe it’s Brené Brown on ‘The Power of Vulnerability‘ or Rachel Naomi Remen speaking about ‘Generous Listening‘ or it could be a poem, song or a story?

Please share your sources of inspiration by posting a Reply to this blog below, or commenting on what others suggest. The only rule is that the resource has to be available for public access or viewing.

When we have gathered lots of suggestions, we’ll list them on a new page that allows people to ‘like’ the items, give them a rating, add comments, or post a new source of inspiration. What a great resource that will be 🙂


8 Responses to “Your chance to tell us…”

  1. Britta Noske says:

    I find most podcasts by Krista Tippet’s show “On Being” at inspirational or deeply moving, Rachel Naomi Remen’s book “My grandfather’s blessings” has moved me like few others. Mathieu Ricard’s book “Happiness” is a regular resource.

  2. Robin says:

    Stephanie Barnett suggested this (on Facebook):

    Krista Tippett’s “On Being” podcasts. This one inspires me to be a rebel for Compassion!

  3. Liz Holland says:

    I watched the TED talk this week and sent it on to some people who see also very touched and inspired by the concept of recording people’s stories.

  4. mBraining inspires me – it gives each person the tools and skills they need to be more compassionate and wise in what they do – my feeling is if they own it they will do so much more with it – they just need to be equipped – to know how to work at the highest expression of themselves …

  5. Christie Childers says:

    Empathy: The Human Connection from the Cleveland Clinic is an excellent video.

  6. Wendy Wood says:

    Hi all

    Within the work I do as a compassionate focused therapist I have found both personally and professionally that it can be really difficult to engage with self compassion. When I have played this video for groups and individuals it often really touches people

    the video is jake bugg note to self

  7. Robin says:

    Here’s my first suggestion: It’s the four-minute video of a patient telling us what it’s like to wake up on life-support and the incredible impact of one compassionate nurse:

“When all members of an organization are motivated to understand and value the most favourable features of its culture, it can make rapid improvements.”