The Strength of Compassion

The Strength of Compassion
The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcast
The Strength of Compassion
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Episode 12 August 25, 2020 00:27:34

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Welcome to the **Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast**! In this episode, **The Strength of Compassion**, our hosts **Dr. Andrew Tresidder** and **Dr. Peter Bagshaw** discuss **compassion and its link with emotional wellbeing** in detail. During the conversation, they cover **how compassion is a strength, not a weakness**, **how human beings are social animals, hardwired to be compassionate**, **why self-compassion is just as important as compassion for others** and much more as they dig deep into their professional experience and their own lives to share their expert insight. The **SEW podcast** is a **free weekly show** hosted by **Dr. Andrew Tresidder** and **Dr. Peter Bagshaw**. In each episode, the doctors discuss a different topic related to mental and emotional wellbeing and often invite **expert guests** to join them in conversation. The show is aimed at the people of Somerset and beyond; the advice and guidance provided should apply to anybody who needs it, whenever they need it. The next episode of SEW will be available to listen to free from the **1st of September 2020** through **Spotify**, **Apple Podcasts**, **Deezer**, **Google Podcasts**, [https://somersetemotionalwellbeing.podiant.co](https://somersetemotionalwellbeing.podiant.co)/ or wherever you get your podcasts! Thank you for listening, see you next time! Please note: The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the NHS or any other organisation unless expressly stated [Health and Self-Care]( https://healthandself.care/) – A free downloadable book presented by Dr. Andrew Tresidder which contains thoughts and comments from a number of experienced medical and other professionals. It covers health as a concept, hardware body and software being, doctors as patients, self-care and physical health, aspects of psychological health and relationships, including the Drama Triangle, the Inner Smile exercise, Medical Mindfulness, and Compassion in Healthcare. There are some short sections on retuning our software being, top tips for doctors at work, and as patients, and an Emotional Health Strategy. [Mindline Somerset](https://www.mindinsomerset.org.uk/our-services/adult-one-to-one-support/mindline/) - To help address the emotional health needs of the public, Mindline (run by Mind in Somerset) has extended their hours so people can call and talk to someone about their anxieties and worries. Call 01823 276892

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