Over time, I came across some videos worth watching, learning from and reflecting on their content.
You have here a beautiful presentation on compassion with Professor Paul Gilbert. We all need to be kind, especially with ourselves. If you tend to be critical with others and yourself, this presentation might help you understand how necessary it is to introduce compassion into your life. Enjoy!
This is something that would help us all live in a better world!
This wonderful presentation explains the role of emotions in our lives beautifully. We tend to run from negative emotions, but we need to understand them, accept and make room for them in our lives. The soonest we manage to do this, we will soon understand our needs and focus on satisfying those needs.
You can find here a beautiful presentation on loneliness. From how it develops and how it’s maintained, to how to get rid of it. I hope you enjoy it!
When was the last time you felt comfortable in your own body? This video presents a wonderful parallel between adults and children when it comes to human bodies. If you find yourself criticising your body, I encourage you to watch this video. It will put a smile on your face and will hopefully make you think twice about how you perceive your own body. Enjoy!
I came across this inspirational TED Talk on outer image perception and what defines us. Lizzie was bullied most extremely, being called the ”world’s ugliest women” and asked by strangers ”to make the world a favour and kill herself". She managed to turn that negativity into flame to fire her motivation to follow her dream!
You can find in this video my favourite metaphor. The story of the battle of the two wolves that live inside us all: the bad one who represents anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and a good wolf that represents all the good in us: joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. Which wolf will win? The one we feed!
Dr Russ Harris on happiness
I found this interview with Dr Russ Harris about living peaceful and meaningful lives accepting our demons (negative thoughts and emotions), focusing on our goals and our personal values. It's a special material full of wonderful metaphors. Enjoy!
Tea and Consent
In our times, rape victims are still more often than not blamed for their tragedy. This video uses the analogy of having a cup of tea to explain consent. I know it is still a controversial subject, but this video might help clarify that victims are victims, and NO means NO!
My Favourite Things - or how feelings are a result of our thinking...
Our attention can be focused on a single thought at a time. More than that, we are the ones choosing the bad thought or the good thought, in this way determining how we are going to feel. The snip-it from this very well-known movie exemplifies in a magnificent way how to apply the technic of distracting our attention in a stressful situation.
Who am I?
I think this video presents a wonderful explanation to help us reflect on the "I" concept. Sharing this with people grieving, proved to help people come to terms with loss and readjust the perception of losing someone they cared for means. It's worth reflecting on the content of this presentation. I hope you find it useful.
You can find here a wonderful presentation on autism. It promotes understanding and acceptance, offering indications on how to behave around someone with autism. An autistic person is not broken, has a different way of seeing the world we live in. They also have amazing abilities. If treated with kindness and patience, they might share the way they see the world with us. I hope to see this video will open your heart with kindness and patience towards people with autism. Enjoy the video!
If you have been a victim of infidelity, you might find useful watching this video. There is support available, so if you struggle, reach out help. If you want to overcome this traumatic experience as a couple, you could access couples therapy. If you struggle with guilt, remorse, anxiety, frustration, you can access individual therapy.