Psychologist Paul Gilbert on compassion for courage and the alleviation of suffering - ft. 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: 

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Nothing's by Design