Week 4: Kindness for Oneself


RESEARCH rostyslav-savchyn-E2zvqyY5zUY-unsplash
  • Helping the Self Help Others: Self-Affirmation Increases Self-Compassion and Pro-Social Behaviors by Lindsay and Creswell (2014)
    This research paper is about the links between self affirmation (such as a value writing exercise) and self compassion. Click to download.

 

OTHER RESOURCES & CREATIVE WORKS


VIDEOS & OTHER MULTIMEDIA
The Habits of Happiness, TedTalk by Matthieu Ricard (21 min)
Matthieu is a French Buddhist monk who used to be a molecular biologist. In this talk he describes the inner and outer conditions for well-being.

The Surprising Science of Happiness, TedTalk by Dan Gilbert (21 min)
This talk is about how our beliefs, what will make us happy are often wrong. Dan is a Harvard psychologist.