The Compassionate Mind Foundation was founded by Professor Paul Gilbert. Paul is an internationally recognised researcher, speaker and trainer and received an OBE for his contribution to improving mental health in the 2011 New Years honours list.
Since it was established in 2006, the Compassionate Mind Foundation has supported global academic research and hosted the Annual Global Conference on Compassion, bringing together leaders in the field. The CMF community has also worked to develop, practice and promote Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), now used by thousands of clinicians around the world.
Our Mission & Aim
The Compassionate Mind Foundation promotes wellbeing through facilitating the scientific understanding and application of compassion.
The Foundation supports research, teaching and dissemination of the flow of compassion whereby we are able to be compassionate to others, open to the compassion from others, and compassionate to ourselves. These important interactions, and the way that the cultivation of the compassionate self facilitates this, is shown in the diagrams along with the way in which various groups and organisations can facilitate flow.