The Compassionate Mind Foundation’s 7th International CFT Conference

The Compassionate Mind Foundation host an annual international conference each year. This year's conference is the Foundation's 7th International CFT Conference and takes place on 3-5 October 2018 in London at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury (Coram Street, London, WC1N 1HT).

The theme of the Conference is Cultivating Compassion, Positive Emotion and Well-Being.




Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Fund (EDIF)

Over many years, the Compassionate Mind Foundation has offered support for people to attend our international conference on an "as needs" and informal basis. This year, we are excited to formalise this approach and announce the establishment of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Fund (EDIF). The fund is designed to offer grants to assist people from a diverse background to attend the international conference by covering the cost of conference registration and accommodation. EDIF will begin with a modest allocation of funds and a small number of grants are available in 2018. However, we will be working hard to build a fund over the coming years that will be able to make a real contribution to equity, diversity and inclusivity among members, participants and other interested parties to CMF.

Please forward your application form to: (deadline: 31 July 2018)


Conference Details

Presented By: Various Speakers

Date/Time: 3rd October 2018 at 8:30am until 5th October 2018 at 5:30pm

Venue: Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, Coram Street, London, WC1N 1HT

Location: London

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. 


Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, Coram Street, London, WC1N 1HT, London

Additional Information

Conference drinks reception, dinner and dance 

The dinner includes a drink on arrival and three course meal with tea/coffee and mints.  

Bedlam will be playing and are a 15 piece band playing soul, blues and rock covers from the 60-70s. 

Some of the members are part of the Compassionate Mind community  (David Veale, Dheeresh Turnbull).

After dinner, you’ll want to dance the night away!  

Please choose one starter, main and dessert upon booking.


Roast vegetable and tomato soup with parmesan crisps (v)

Smoked mackerel pate with lemon chutney and warm bread

Chicken and wild mushroom terrine with a spicy plum and apple chutney


Wild mushroom, leek and brie parcels (V)

Teriyaki Salmon with stir fried vegetable, basmati rice, hoi sin and sweet chilli sauce

Grilled corn fed chicken supreme with wild mushrooms and green beans


Lemon tart with strawberries

Chocolate Cheese Cake

Fruit of the forest flan with clotted cream ice cream

Special Requirements

Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements so we can request to the venue to accommodate for this at the conference dinner.


You can book your hotel accommodation directly through the Holiday Inn by calling them on 0871 942 9222 or, unless you can find it cheaper on or similar. Alternatively, there are a number of other hotel options nearby and trip advisor and other travel websites are useful for recommendations.