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School Assembly on Kindness - as something which takes strength, and is not a source of weakness, as soemthing which gives ourlives meaning, as soemthing which fear stops us doing

School Assembly on Kindness - as something which takes strength, and is not a source of weakness, as soemthing which gives ourlives meaning, as soemthing which fear stops us doing

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  • 1. Kindness Sixth Form Assesmbly
  • 2. Our Guides to kindness
    • Viktor Frankl
    • Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myrna
  • 3. Viktor Frankl
    • Neurologist and Psychiatrist
    • Logotherapy
    • Holocaust survivor
    • Auschwitz
  • 4. Kindness as a choice
    • In concentration camps
    • “How do you keep your sense of self-worth?”
    • “How do you prevent others dictating your value?”
    • “How do you stay true to yourself?”
  • 5. Kindness as way of staying true to yourself
    • You can allow other people to change how you are and who you are – allow yourself to become selfish and self-seeking
    • or
    • Stay true to yourself through acts of kindness to everyone
    • Kindness gives meaning to our lives
  • 6. Kindness as strength
    • Being kind involves making yourself vulnerable
    • Only those who are strong feel able to be vulnerable
  • 7. Mental and Physical Benefits of Kindness
    • Reduces stress
    • Increases sense of self-worth
    • Increases emotional resilience
    • Improves immunity system
    • A more optimistic and happier outlook on life
    • A sense of exhilaration and euphoria
    • An increase in energy
    • A feeling of being healthy
    • Decreased feelings of loneliness, depression and helplessness
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  • 8. Mental and Physical Benefits
    • A sense of connectedness with others
    • A greater sense of calmness and relaxation
    • Increased longevity
    • Better weight control
    • An improvement in insomnia
    • A reduction in pain
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  • 9. Mental and Physical Benefits
    • Increased body warmth
    • A healthier cardiovascular system (reduction of high blood pressure, improved circulation, reduced coronary disease)
    • A reduction of excessive stomach acid
    • A decrease of oxygen requirement
    • Relief from arthritis and asthma
    • Speedier recovery from surgery
    • Reduced cancer activity
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  • 10. What is the opposite of kindness?
    • Those who say:
    • “ I’m not picking that up”
    • “ Nothing to do with me”
    • “ I’ll show him respect as long as he does the same”
    • “ I give as good as I get”
    • “ I’m only sticking up for myself”
    • “ I’m not apologising”
    • “ I don’t want to look like a push-over”
    What is the opposite of kindness? Fear
  • 11. What is false kindness?
    • Being “nice” in order to avoid conflict, confrontation
    • When it is more about being kind to ourselves
    • Telling someone their work is good when it is not
    • Turning a blind eye when someone is doing something wrong
    • Pretending a problem does not exist
  • 12.
    • Kindness is a choice
    • Kindness is a way of staying true to yourself
    • Kindness takes strength
    • Lack of kindness is weakness
    • Beware of false kindness
    • Kindness is good for the giver and receiver
    • Kindness is not easy
  • 13. What is the challenge for us?
  • 14. What about our second guide?
    • Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myrna
    • Reputation for secret gift-giving
    • Santa Claus