Compassionate Mind Foundation's 8th International Conference

The Compassionate Mind Foundation hosts an annual international conference each year. This year's conference is the Foundation's 8th International Compassion Focused Therapy Conference and will take place on 8-11 October 2019 in EDINBURGH at the Royal College of Physicians (9 Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ) 

The theme of this year's conference is The Compassionate Mind in its Social Context: From the Body to the Social World

To see the programme, please click here

For more information about the Dinner tickets and Accomodation, please see below in the additional information section.

If you have any queries, or would like more information before booking, please contact

Conference Details

Presented By: Various Speakers

Date/Time: 8th October 2019 at 8:30am until 11th October 2019 at 5:00pm

Venue: Royal College of Physicians, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ

Location: Edinburgh

Keynotes & Symposia
Guidelines for Poster Presentations

Booking workshops & events:

Our workshops and training are available to book through payment by credit/debit card on our website. If you are unable to pay by credit/debit card please contact us to request an invoice. 

All places booked for our event, must be paid for prior to attending the event unless pre-agreed with management. 

Please note that we cannot confirm your place until we have received payment.

Terms and Conditions: 

Please contact us as soon as possible on for any cancellations. Refunds, less a 20% administration fee, will be made if cancellations are received in writing up to six weeks before the event.  Any cancellations received after this time will not be eligible for a refund.  We regret, refunds for failure to attend cannot be made but you can transfer your event fee to a future event within 12 months.

Please note that information about the event and venue are subject to change and cancellation. Occasionally, an event may have to be cancelled or postponed.  We will try and inform of any changes and cancellations as soon as possible via email.  We cannot be held responsible for any resulting costs you may incur for travel, accommodation, any other related goods or service or other compensation.

We will confirm the final details of the event, 7-10 days before the start date.

Lunch provided at the event will be vegetarian and will include eggs, but no meat or fish. However, please advise us of any dietary requirements in the notes section whilst booking online and we will try to accommodate your request. 


Royal College of Physicians, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ, Edinburgh

Additional Information

Dinner Tickets

On Thursday the 10th October, we will be having our annual conference dinner, and we'd love to have you with us. You can now book your dinner ticket on our registration form.


Dinner Choices

S) Scottish salmon, pea & smoked bacon croquette, lemon crème fraiche OR Roast leek & Arran mustard tart, roast shallot, hollandaise sauce (v)

M) Braised featherblade of Scottish beef, horseradish crushed potatoes, roasted root vegetables, thyme jus OR Sun blushed tomato & young spinach risotto, mascarpone, black onion seeds, parmesan (v)

D) Glazed lemon tart Strawberry & mint puree OR Sticky toffee pudding  ‘boozy’ butterscotch, vanilla ice cream

The dinner will take place at The Principal Hotel on George Street.



Convention Edinburgh has negotiated rates for the 8th International Compassionate Mind Foundation Conference and is pleased to offer a free online accommodation booking service to delegates attending this event.

To view and book the various accommodation options please click on the link below:




Compassionate Mind Foundation Inclusivity Fund

The CMF Inclusivity Fund (IF) provides financial grants to support people from a diverse background and assist in their inclusion in the CMF community and participation in CMF activities, such as the annual international conference.


Who can apply?

The IF grants are open to all. This includes, but is not limited to clinicians, researchers and practitioners interested in the science of compassion, research and practice in compassion focused therapy, and generally cultivating the compassionate mind in others and oneself.



Applications for IF grants must focus on inclusivity including (but not limited to) diversity across gender, nationality, ethnicity, culture, country of residence and financial status.

The principle of the IF grants is to allow those who might otherwise not be able to attend CMF activities to become included and involved.


Assessment criteria

Applicants should show that the requested funding will make a significant difference to their ability to participate in and develop from the activity. 


All applications should be clearly:

able to offer a defined opportunity for the applicant;
able to offer a defined intended impact for the applicant;
relevant to the CMF mission statement

The deadline for applications has now passed.