Nurturing my Self-Compassion
with Dr Sarah Eagger & Dr Rachna Chowla
Tuesday 18 May, 18:00 – 19:30
Dr Sarah Eagger (MB,BS, FRCPsych) is Chair of the Janki Foundation and a retired NHS Consultant Psychiatrist, formerly at Imperial College London. She still serves on various executive committees of both the World Psychiatry Association and the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK. She has practiced Raja Yoga meditation for over 40 years and is a certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher.
“My friend…care for your psyche…know thyself, for once we know ourselves we may learn how to care for ourselves” (Socrates)
Whether it’s in our health, finances, work or relationships, fallibility and imperfection are unavoidable aspects of being human.
Yet we often react to our inevitable human failings with self-criticism and negativity, which lead to stress, anger, anxiety, and depression. The antidote to this is self-compassion – something we can cultivate so we face our ‘failings’ with kindness, patience and understanding. This helps build positive and productive relationships with ourselves and others.
The cultivation of self-compassion in the workplace will only happen when those in leadership positions become role models of self-compassion themselves.
This seminar will explore:
The components of compassion for the self and others
How compassion affects the body’s emotional regulation systems
The links between body, mind and compassion
Some simple practices to build the capacity for compassion
This event will comprise a presentation by Dr Sarah Eagger and then a Q & A facilitated by Dr Rachna Chowla (MBA 09D). Rachna is a GP and Joint Director of Clinical Strategy at King’s Health Partners. She has completed two courses on mindfulness-based self compassion and co-authored a report for The King’s Fund, a healthcare policy think-tank, on the intersection of compassion and innovation. She is currently helping to prepare an upcoming book on Compassionate Leadership in Healthcare, by Professor Michael West from The King’s Fund, who has previously presented on this topic to the INSEAD Alumni association in London.
Useful Weblinks for Mindful Self-Compassion 2021 – kindly provided by Dr Sarah Eagger