Mindful self-compassion builds resilience * Simon Ward and Jonathan Ward


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On today's podcast, I have a very special guest, my brother, Jonathan Ward.

Jono is not a triathlete, and these days he’s not a competitive sportsperson. In fact, his daily routine is designed to keep him as healthy as possible. You’ll hear about his previous health problems during our conversation. As a result of those issues, Jonathan took time to study with Brene Brown in the US to become a Courage Coach. The reason I've invited my brother onto the show is to discuss mindful self-compassion. This is something that I've become more interested in as I've sought additional ways in which to help individuals become High Performance Humans.

I think Jono was a little nervous about being interviewed by his older brother but as you’ll soon appreciate, there was absolutely no need for his anxiety.

Self-compassion is not a subject that's often linked with endurance sports but if you pay close attention you might discover a new skill that will help you achieve higher levels of performance as a human and an athlete.

During our chat we discuss:

  • Jonathan explains what self-compassion is and why it's different from self-pity and self-indulgence.
  • The 3 key components of self-compassion
  • How self-compassion creates healthy behaviours and has positive long term benefits
  • Resilience and ‘bouncebackability’
  • Self-criticism is NOT a motivator and why positive self-talk is better
  • When you feel under pressure the 2 questions that you must ask yourself
  • How to practice self-compassion

To find out more about Jonathan visit his website, Courageous Living Coaching

You can also find him on Instagram - courage.coach

Jonathan has a new course on 'Mindful Self Compassion' starting on April 24.

You can find out more about that HERE

To find out more about Brene Brown visit her website, https://brenebrown.com

Brene Brown Ted Talks:

The power of vulnerability

Listening to shame

Brene Brown's Book, Daring Greatly

To find out more about self-compassion please go HERE

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Visit Simon's website for more information about his coaching programmes. Links to all of Simon's social media channels can be found here. For any questions please email Beth@TheTriathlonCoach.com.

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