Over the weekend I went to a fascinating talk at the museum of the mind on compassion focused therapy. Both the clinicians and their client spoke about the approach and therapy and the positive impact it can have for an individual, supporting them to reconnect with their life in the most flourishing way they can. There was so much that struck me about what was being said: to pull yourself together you need to pull yourself apart, labels are tricky because they are sticky, compassion is not light and fluffy it is challenging and so rewarding. Interesting that we find it so hard to be compassionate with ourselves. Paul Gilbert, Dr Deborah Lee, Kristian Neff and Mary Welford all have compassion at the centre of the work they do and easily accessible information. Might be worth exploring?