Finding my Professional HeartA brief guide to compassionate care and mindfulness for practitioners
By Natius Oelofsen
Jul 2016ISBN 9781908625397
Finding My Professional Heart is a short e-book by the author of the highly regarded Developing Reflective Practice.
It provides a guide to compassion and mindfulness for health and social care students and practitioners and a roadmap for developing compassionate practice.
Drawing on both neuroscientific research and the contemplative traditions, the book argues that compassion is not a competency that can be trained, but a way of practising care that can be cultivated and nurtured. It attempts to inspire the reader to become a compassionate practitioner by:
At the heart of health and social care is a healing
encounter between people, and this book aims to put compassion and humanity
back at the centre of care.
Chapter 1 Compassion
Chapter 2 How to become compassionate
Interlude: The four pillars of compassion
Chapter 3 The science of compassion
Chapter 4 Mindfulness and compassion
Chapter 5 A roadmap for compassionate practice
Interlude: The flow of compassion
Chapter 6 Developing compassionate teams, services and organisations
Appendix Meditations to develop your compassion