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Emotional Triage

Much has been spoken and written about emotional first aid recently and, whilst it is a useful skill set, I want to take you back a step to emotional triage.  In a medical setting triage is used to determine the degree of severity of a wound or illness in order to plan the most appropriate …

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The Importance of Kindness in a Crisis

I want to talk about the importance of kindness, that quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. Psychological research has shown that empathy and altruism are innate (Warnecken & Tomasello, 2009), and emerge spontaneously in early childhood.  And yet, somehow, some of us unlearn that behaviour.  Kindness is sometimes seen as softness or weakness.  Empathy …

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Easter Resolutions

This weekend I have been soaking up the sun (and eating chocolate) and pondering the nature of renewal.  Many religions have spring festivals which celebrate the idea of birth and re-birth and renewal – all in line with nature.  The fields are full of spring lambs, the flowers (and weeds!) are emerging and new life …