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Compassion Circle With Andy Bradley
October 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Compassion circles are a way of giving individuals and teams the opportunity to connect, reflect and move towards a more intentionally supportive and compassionate environment.
The 60-minute Compassion Circle provides a space for people to listen and connect, an opportunity to think and reflect about your own experiences.
Compassion circles were created especially to support people in health and social care to provide a safe and supportive space to:
- Take a break from all the normal busy stuff
- Stop, connect and listen to peers and colleagues
- Think together about how you can take more care of yourself
The circles will be co-hosted with the Recovery College by Andy Bradley, who designed the original practice. Andy was recognised in 2012 as one of Britain’s Most Radical Thinkers by The Observer Newspaper. Read more about compassion circles here and see Andy’s TEDx talk: Closing the Compassion Gap here.
What does a Compassion Circle involve?
The compassion circle generally involves up to 12 participants, led by two facilitators and uses a mixture of reflective questions and discussion points to enable people to think on their own, in pairs and with the support of the group.
All the Compassion Practices encourage a supportive atmosphere and a high quality of listening and a commitment to care for self and others. They are intended to be safe spaces where people can take a break from the stresses of the workplace.
We’re pleased to be working with Kinder Leeds, and these Compassion Circles form part of the Leeds Festival of Kindness, Compassion and Wellbeing – 10th-16th of October.