The science of kindness
Helping others and being involved in our communities makes us feel good about ourselves. This can include anything from volunteering for a charity to helping a neighbour to simply smiling at someone on the street.
You may recognise the expression “it is better to give than receive”, but did you know this is backed up by research?
People who are kind and compassionate see clear benefits to their wellbeing and happiness. Take a look at the Mental Health Foundation’s Kindness Matters guide.
In this webinar from Unmind, Michaela Thomas, clinical psychologist, couples therapist, and founder of The Thomas Connection, tackles the topic of self-compassion and kindness, and explains why being kind to ourselves and the people around us is a key foundation for our mental wellbeing