Cultivating Friendliness & Kindness
This MINDFULGym tool is for cultivating friendliness and related positive feelings (e.g. kindness, gentleness, compassion) towards ourselves and others.
The word 'HEART-fulness' (Loving-Kindness) is used here to refer to these interrelated positive feelings. As these are positive feelings, they buffer stress, promotes well-being and improves interpersonal relationships.
Conceptually, 'HEART-fulness' is similar to the practice of 'Muhibbah' (a Malay word which means 'goodwill'). It has been shown in scientific studies that Loving-Kindness practice increases friendliness, empathy, and compassion; important qualities for the nursing profession.