We need to discover new, more liberating stories around our own and each others mental distress - it can be hard being human, and deep compassion for ourselves and others is needed.
Anxiety, depression, altered and extreme states are all part of the range of experiences that are common to us as a human family. Our tendency is to meet these experiences with fear and unconscious oppression.
Compassion offers an alternative way of being held and being heard which begins with the self. The guilt and shame that we feel can make healing and recovery seem impossible, but finding a way to meet our shame with compassion offers us hope and a way of being that can be transformative.
In this webinar we would love to explore with you what questions you have about discovering and embodying a more compassionate response to mental distress.
About webinar guest Andy Bradley:
Andy Bradley established Frameworks 4 Change (http://frameworks4change.co.uk) in 2005 to close the compassion gap in our health and care services. Andy is also part of the core team for the Compassionate Mental Health Gatherings, the designer of compassion circles and the founder of a movement to see festivals of compassion and wellbeing hosted by local people who want to join together to make the world a kinder place. In 2012 Andy gave a TED talk on Closing the Compassion Gap was recognised as one of Britain's Most Radical thinkers - seen by The Observer Newspaper and NESTA as one of 50 leading lights with 'ideas that could fix broken Britain'.
This webinar is part of the Network of Wellbeing's Building Wellbeing Together series. Find out more: https://networkofwellbeing.org/webinars/