Compassionate Mind Foundation

The Compassionate Mind Foundation promotes wellbeing by facilitating the scientific understanding and application of compassion. We are a charitable organisation that supports research and teaching of an evolution and contemplative informed compassion-focused approach to human difficulty. We also support individuals with training and resources and run specific programmes to apply a compassionate approach in both[…]

Paul Gilbert: The Compassionate Mind

In their words: Paul Gilbert: The Compassionate Mind – Compassion and particularly compassion towards oneself can have a significant impact on our wellbeing and mental health. Developing our sense of compassion can affect many areas of our lives, in particular our relationships with other people. In this book, Professor Paul Gilbert explores how our minds[…]

Sharon Salzberg: Loving Kindness

In their words: Sharon Salzberg: Loving Kindness – Throughout our lives we long to love ourselves more deeply and find a greater sense of connection with others. Our fear of intimacy–both with others and with ourselves–creates feelings of pain and longing. But these feelings can awaken in us the desire for freedom and the willingness to take[…]

Pema Chodron: Start Where You Are

In their words: Pema Chodron: Start Where You Are is an indispensable handbook for cultivating fearlessness and awakening a compassionate heart. With insight and humor, Pema presents down-to-earth guidance on how we can “start where we are” – embracing rather than denying the painful aspects of our lives. Pema frames her teachings on compassion around fifty-nine[…]

CCT in London & Australia

Compassion & mindfulness courses by Dr. Amy Finlay-Jones, various locations (UK, Australia & others) website> Their words: Compassion is a process that unfolds in response to suffering. It begins with the recognition of suffering, which gives rise to thoughts and feelings of empathy and concern. This, in turn, motivates action to relieve that suffering. Humans have[…]

Free meditation in Balham

Free meditation in Balham, every Wednesday 7:30-9pm website> Their words: Sahaja Yoga meditation is natural, easy, and powerful. Regular practice can reduce stress, contribute to a more balanced life, and bring about amazing inner transformation. Each session covers the basics and includes a guided meditation, so that you can start meditating at home straight away.[…]

MBSR in Tooting with Cecilia

MBSR (Mindful based stress reduction) and MBCT (Mindful Based Cognitive Therapy) with Cecilia Hazlerrig> Her words: Cecilia is a psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher who works with individuals, couples and groups in her private practice based in South West London. At the core of her approach, Cecilia is interested in the whole of you.  Were there an aim[…]

London mindful yoga with Veena

London mindful yoga with Veena, various days & locations website> Their words: Calm your mind…Bring balance back to your mind and body using yoga and mindfulness – learn how to cultivate focus, develop resillience and improve wellbeing. Veena Ugargol is a qualified Yoga Therapist for Mental Health specialising in helping people manage symptoms of stress,[…]