photo credit: Yiannis Love affair http://photopin.com https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/(license)And I have this on good authority: – A significant study of 10,047 young people aged 20-25 from different countries, without exception said they would most prefer kindness as a number 1 quality in a mate. It beat good looks and money in both men and women.

Kindness and compassion alters the neural structures of our brains. So as Clinical Hypnotherapists this will be of great importance. We are all made very much aware of empathy, non judgemental regard and the pitfalls of sympathy & transference in our practise. However we are rarely taught the science and benefits to our clients of simple kindness …

Kindness as part of what we do was properly brought to my attention when I attended a talk given by the brilliant David R. Hamilton PhD. If you would like to know more, his book: ‘Why Kindness Is Good For You’ is a terrific read and offers huge learning to us all. Therapists or not.