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Compassion can be defined as “being sensitive to the suffering of self and others with a deep commitment to try to prevent and relieve it”. According to the Evolutionary Model of Paul Gilbert and the neuroscience research he draws on, the potential for compassion is part of our mammalian heritage and is wired into our brains through the soothing/affiliation system. However, our compassion can become blocked, so in order for it to be an ongoing part of our lives we need to actively train it.


Scientific research has shown that compassion practice can:

  • Reduction in stress, anxiety & depression

  • Boost our sense of well-being

  • Help us feel more connected

  • Improve our self-esteem

  • Reduce burn-out

All our weekly drop-in sessions include compassion-based practice and guidance on how to practice compassion in our daily lives and community. We also run 8-week compassion courses for anyone that has a good grounding in mindfulness practice. Please click on the above links or get in touch if you'd like to know more.

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