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Compassion – with Professor Paul Gilbert

18th April 2017 · 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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 Compassion – with Professor Paul Gilbert

Join us for an inspiring evening to explore the science of compassion and how we can put this into practice to create happier lives – for ourselves and others around us.

Professor Paul Gilbert will share the latest research about compassion and how we can use this to live more wisely. He will look at how and why we show compassion to others, but also the importance of being open to receiving compassion and being compassionate towards ourselves too.

“Compassion is one of the most important declarations of strength and courage known to humanity. It is difficult and powerful, infectious and influential. It is a universally recognised motivation with the ability to change the world” ~ Professor Paul Gilbert.

Professor Paul Gilbert OBE is a clinical psychologist, author and founder of the Compassionate Mind Foundation. He has developed a range of proven therapeutic interventions, including Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).

Prof. Gilbert is author of The Compassionate Mind, Mindful Compassion and Overcoming Depression. He is also a Professor at the University of Derby, a fellow of the British Psychological Society and received an OBE for his contribution in mental healthcare.

“The increasing drive to find a competitive edge may create efficiencies but they are cold, heartless and unpleasant to live with. Gilbert explains why our capacity for compassion is the antidote” ~ Oliver James

Doors will open at 18:30 and the event will start at 19:00


This event is in support of Action for Happiness. We want to make it accessible to as many people as possible, so rather than charging a fixed fee we’re instead asking you to make a donation. It would be great if you could donate £20, but if you can spare more, or feel unable to give that much, then please give what you feel is appropriate.

Any funds raised (beyond the costs of the event) will contribute directly to Action for Happiness’ work to promote mental wellbeing in local communities.Action for Happiness is part of the Young Foundation, a Registered Charity (274345) in England and Wales.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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