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This workshop was held on the 19th of December 2013, prepared and delivered by Peter Vermeiren and myself for the educators of the Julius Center for the exploration and implementation of Compassion within Pharmacotherapy. (Apologies for the confusing mix of Dutch and English)
Our goal was to give information and insight on Compassion, exploring its definition and share existing knowledge, science and exercises. In the afternoon we facilitated a brainstorm and strategy session, using appreciative inquiry, on how compassion can have a more substantial role within the curriculum and in which form it would take place.
Within this slide deck we have added youtube video's of concepts and methodologies that we take inspiration from. During the workshop we shortly explained it however for those interested you can find the entire videos within the slides. These include people with whom we work with and concepts we believe embody the work we do within Compassion for Care.
- Simon Sinek: His infamous TED talk about "Starting with Why" and actually how to inspire others to action using the golden circle (Why - How - What)
- Andy Bradley: Closing the Compassion Gap: We use an exercise asking our participants which attributes they would wish to see in their care - taker and this was taken from inspiration from Andy Bradley.
- Karen Armstrong: Her winning the TED Prize, sharing the concept of the Charter for Compassion and the video with the Charter
- Thupten Chimpa: Someone who worked very closely with the Dalai Lama sharing the "science" behind compassion.
- Richard Davidson: A very rich presentation on much of the research that has taken plan and is being done on Compassion and meditation.
- Marina Abramović: The beautiful art of 'really' being present and how she responds to the surprise of someone she loved dearly coming to visit her at her exposition.
- Chade-Meng Tan: Sharing his insights on his book "Search Inside Yourself" and how Google too is working towards a more compassionate manner of working.
- Paul Gilbert: Sharing his findings and his model on the 'Caring-Compasionate mind'. We use this to bridge between attributes of a healthcare professional and that of the ones we would wish to have when we are in need of one.
- Kirsten Neff: On the The Space Between Self-Esteem and Self Compassion with an exercise that one can do.
- Dr Robin Youngson: and a beautiful description of his work and book "Time to Care". Its a manual for healthcare workers on how to work compassionately.
- A video demonstration of the concept of Appreciative Inquiry
- A video clip from Patch Adams about looking past the way we see current problems
- The TED talk that launched Compassion for Care where we were given the stage at TEDxMaastricht in 2011.