Psychologist Paul Gilbert on compassion for courage and the alleviation of suffering - ft. Musical Guest: Patrick McGuire
"Compassion is the antidote to suffering and harmfulness. Put simply, it is a sensitivity to suffering in self and others with a commitment to try to alleviate and prevent it." So says Psychologist Paul Gilbert, the godfather of Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), in an interview that inspires singer-songwriter Patrick McGuire of Straight White Teeth to create a new song called ‘NOTHING’S BY DESIGN’. Research has now revealed how our capacities for compassion evolved, how it works in our bodies and our brains, and when cultivated, is a source of courage and wisdom to address suffering. Compassionate courage lies in the willingness to see into the nature and causes of suffering - in ourselves, others and the human condition. Patrick McGuire-inspired Straight White Teeth is the tenacious songwriting project of musician and writer Patrick McGuire. Stream the song: https://ffm.to/nothingsbydesign --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/podsongs/message
Paul is a legend in the guitar world known for his super-herculean chops, and also because he is a "musician with massive musicality ". You might have discovered him during his time in the mind-bending Racer X, or of course with the international MTV super-stars Mr. Big. Maybe the Power Drill Guitar technique got your attention. Paul Gilbert has kept his fans faithful for decades by delivering the best shred guitar around. Additionally, he's a hell of a nice guy who is also super-funny, which makes for a delightful conversation with Greg on the Season 4 opener of Chewing the Gristle!1:55 - Paul plays upright bass?? Plus happy mistakes, learning new things, and Van Halen10:06 - Paul’s musical journey18:53 - Improvisation; when and how Paul developed his improv chops22:46 - Paul and gear; obsession or necessity, and Paul’s current live and studio rigs31:18 - Paul on the road - how much time in a bus vs at home?35:55 - Learning, teaching, and sponging styles from the greats.38:09 - Paul’s vocal influences, slide tricks, and Paul’s signature guitar48:16 - Portland, OR, Paul’s journey to the Pacific Northwest, and familial music traits57:40 - New music: future or past, and hearing loss61:55 - What’s next for Paul, what is it about music that is so magical, and CATS.68:57 - The ZepTotal Length: 78:20Fishman Dedicated to helping musicians achieve the truest sound possible whenever they plug-in. Wildwood Guitars One of the world’s premier retailers of exceptional electric and acoustic guitars.
Planting Seeds of Compassion in a Painful World with Professor Paul Gilbert | Part 2 of 2
Wisdom for Wellbeing (Modern Psychology and Yoga-Based Skills)
Paul Gilbert, FBPsS, PhD, OBE is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby and honorary visiting Prof at the University of Queensland. Until his retirement from the NHS in 2016 he was Consultant Clinical Psychologist for over 40 years. He has researched evolutionary approaches to psychopathology with a special focus on mood, shame and self-criticism in various mental health difficulties for which Compassion Focused Therapy was developed. What we discuss in this episode: -3 flows of compassion (receiving for others, for yourself) -Why compassion needs to have a political focus -The danger of self-compassion falling into neo-liberalism -Mutual flourishing as an intention in a world that does have cruelty, violence and hatred -Practices to cultivate compassion in your mind and body Make sure to listen to the previous episode where Professor Gilbert shared more about compassion as an active, courageous and wise practice, your ‘tricky brain’, and why learning to fail is important Head to www.drkaitlin.com for show notes, free resources and courses that support you a heartfelt life alongside peak performance. "So much gratitude for Wisdom for Wellbeing."
Cultivating The Strength For Compassion with Professor Paul Gilbert | Part 1 of 2
Wisdom for Wellbeing (Modern Psychology and Yoga-Based Skills)
Paul Gilbert, FBPsS, PhD, OBE is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby and honorary visiting Prof at the University of Queensland. Until his retirement from the NHS in 2016 he was Consultant Clinical Psychologist for over 40 years. He has researched evolutionary approaches to psychopathology with a special focus on mood, shame and self-criticism in various mental health difficulties for which Compassion Focused Therapy was developed. What we discuss in this episode: - An introduction to Professor Paul Gilbert and how he came to develop CFT - Consideration of compassion as an active, courageous and wise practice - What does it mean that we have a 'tricky brain'? - Why learning to fail is important Tune in next week to hear about the 3 flows of compassion (receiving for others, for yourself), about the need for compassion to have a political focus, and to learn a practices to cultivate compassion in mind and body Head to www.drkaitlin.com for show notes, free resources and courses that support you a heartfelt life alongside peak performance. "So much gratitude for Wisdom for Wellbeing."
Prof. Paul Gilbert: Compassion: How to Develop Self-Acceptance
The Meaningful Life with Andrew G. Marshall
Society encourages us to focus hard on “doing, achieving and having”. According to Professor Paul Gilbert, though, we would likely be much happier if we instead worked on being more compassionate to ourselves and others. In this episode Andrew and Paul discuss: ⭐️Why being compassionate ISN’T being weak ⭐️Three key pillars of compassion: assertiveness, forgiveness & apology ⭐️Why compassion increases feelings of contentment and wellbeing. ⭐️Exercises you can do to become more compassionate ⭐️The vagus nerve and its role in regulating anxiety and moods. Professor Paul Gilbert Paul Gilbert FBPsS, PhD, OBE is the Founder and President of The Compassionate Mind Foundation. He is also Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby and honorary visiting Prof at the University of Queensland. Paul was made a Fellow of the British Psychological Society in 1993, president of the BABCP for 2002-2004, and was a member of the first British Government’s NICE guidelines for depression. He has written/edited 23 books and over 300 papers and book chapters. He was awarded an OBE by the Queen in March 2011 for services to mental health. Follow Up Read Andrew’s new Substack newsletter and join the community there. Read Paul Gilbert’s book The Compassionate Mind See Paul Gilbert’s other books Paul Gilbert is the Founder and President of The Compassionate Mind Foundation Follow the Compassionate Mind Foundation on Facebook @CompMindFound, on Twitter @CompMindFound, on Instagram @compassionatemind_foundation and on LinkedIn. Learn more about the vagus nerve - “Everything you need to know about the vagus nerve” in Medical News Today and “This Nerve Influences Nearly Every Internal Organ. Can It Improve Our Mental State, Too?” in The New York Times. Andrew offers regular advice on love, marriage and finding meaning in your life via his social channels. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube @andrewgmarshall Join our Supporters Club to access exclusive behind-the-scenes content, fan requests and the chance to ask Andrew your own questions. Membership starts at just £4.50.
Dr. Paul Gilbert on creating a compassionate world
Dropping your armour
Guest host Joachim Stempfle speaks with Compassion Focused Therapy founder Paul Gilbert. Paul shares how his early training and experiences helped him appreciate the importance of compassion and explains how Compassion Focused Therapy is linked to both scientific realities and spiritual philosophies. Joachim and Paul also discuss how compassion is not just a therapeutic tool, but something that is essential to thriving schools and workplaces. Paul’s warmth is infectious, and we hope it provides you with some positive, uplifting “emotional textures” to take away. To learn more about Paul’s work and Compassion Focused Therapy, visit the Compassionate Mind Foundation (https://www.compassionatemind.co.uk/). We also suggest the following books: Gilbert, P. (2009). The compassionate mind. Robinson. Gilbert, P., & Simos, G. (Eds.). (2022). Compassion focused therapy: Clinical practice and applications. Routledge.
Compassion Focused Therapy with Professor Paul Gilbert OBE
Ask The Therapist
In this episode, Sarah talks to Professor Paul Gilbert OBE, the founder of compassion focused therapy (CFT) and compassionate mind training (CMT).They talk about how Paul got into psychology, what attracts therapists to CFT and what he has learned from his long career in research and writing.Hear how to deal with feeling like you could have done more for your patients at around 17 minutes, why we need compassion at 20 minutes and Paul’s advice for new therapists at 33 minutes.Find out more about Paul Gilbert and the Compassionate Mind Foundation on their website - www.compassionatemind.co.ukBooks recommended - Mindful Compassion by Choden and Paul GilbertCompassion focused therapy, clinical practice and applications, by Paul Gilbert and Gregoris Simos Respark: Igniting Hope and Joy After Trauma and Depression by Graham MusicExistential psychotherapy by Irvin D. YalomCognitive Therapy of Depression by Aaron T. BeckArchetype, attachment, analysis by Jean KnoxLet's Keep in Touch For a weekly delivery of mindset and to keep up to date with the latest episodes, Join Sarah's mailing list Here Click HERE to get your FREE copy of the 'Guide To Building Emotional Resilience' to create a solid foundation of well-being today and start living a life that you love:Find out more and Purchase 'The CBT Journal' HereFollow Sarah Rees:💻 Sarah's Website📲 Instagram:👍 Facebook Page😀 Therapist CornerThis episode was written and presented by Sarah Rees. It was edited by Big Tent Media and Produced by Emily Crosby Media.
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S1 E50 - QPR review & Stoke preview with author Paul GIlbert & Elliot Yates from Bear Pit TV podcast
Sky Blue Fans TV
Regulars Mark Smith and Ken Stewart are joined by Sky Blues fan Paul GIlbert & author of the book 'She wore a Sky Blue Ribbon - The romance of the Cup, Highfield Road and 1987' which detailed the story of the Sky Blues route to winning the Cup Final. We also review yesterday's defeat at home QPR & preview Tuesday’s home match against Stoke City with Stoke supporter Elliot Yates from the Bear Pit TV podcast. We also announce the winner of our CCFC prints competition.