Established as a charity in 2006, The Compassionate Mind Foundation (CMF) is the home of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Compassionate Mind Training (CMT), and the leading provider of trainings and research.
Compassionate Mind Training helps us to understand, and work with, our tricky brains. It builds our abilities to use our bodies to support our minds, and develop the courage and wisdom to address our life difficulties and flourish. The compassionate mind tries to live to be helpful not harmful.
The Compassionate Mind Foundation is an international network of practitioners and researchers dedicated to the promotion of CFT and CMT. We have a number of international affiliate centres, as well as regional peer support and supervision networks, and special interest groups focusing on the application of CFT and CMT to particular specialist areas.
This inspiring and authoritative volume establishes Compassion Focused Therapy as one of the major therapeutic advances of the our time. Psychological therapists, of all traditions, from beginner to expert will be enriched by the theoretical and practice insights of this approach. One of the top ten psychotherapy books – a must have.' Professor Peter Fonagy OBE, FMedSci, FBA, FAcSS, University College London
At the Compassionate Mind Foundation we are committed to building a community that is genuinely inclusive, welcoming and respects and celebrates diversity. We are incredibly proud of, and inspired by, our growing international community, and the transcultural perspectives they are offering, widening our understanding of the cultural relevancies of compassion. We're aiming to make more compassion focused materials freely available, which will include a wider collection of resources and events in a variety of different languages.
As part of this aim, we've set up the Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Fund (EDIF). This offers scholarships to workshops and conferences for those who would not otherwise be able to attend. We also offer funding for compassion focused research. To enquire about the EDIF, or if you are interested in translation work, please email email@example.com
This is a four-part webinar series that will be held on 28th April, 5th, 12th & 19th May.
This is a three day online workshop (via Zoom) that will take place on 18th - 20th May 2022.
This is a six-part series that will be held on 26th May, 2nd, 9th,16th, 23rd & 30th June.
This is a three day workshop that will be held in Ireland, running 25th - 27th May 2022.
This is a 3-day hybrid workshop in DERBY at Enterprise Centre: 8th - 10th June 2022, and ONLINE Live streamed.
Membership as part of the Compassionate Mind Foundation is an endeavour to build a community of members who will have access to a range of exclusive resources. This will include video and audio files, training materials and handouts, as well as access to research resources such as a literature database, research directory and much more. All membership contributions help to support the Foundation and the work that we do. These resources are intended to supplement and support those of you have attended CFT training and is not intended as self-help resources or replacement for training.
It costs just £65 per year, and will also enable you to take advantage of special discounted rates for a range of our events.
Our collection of videos include recordings from some of our international conferences, training videos (including role plays), guided practises, and exclusive interviews with people in the CFT community.
Our online resources exclusive for members include handouts, tip sheets, and manuals aimed to support practitioners. Members will also have access to an archive of past conference presentations.
As a member, you will be invited to special members events, where you'll be able to put your questions to some of the leading CFT practitioners and researchers.
We are delighted to be able to offer bespoke training packages for those who would like to offer CFT & CMT training workshops to their staff and colleagues.
We work with you to create a workshop tailored to your participant needs, and can offer one, two or three day training packages.
All of our trainers are experienced practitioners and active members of our community, bringing with them up to date knowledge of the compassion focused model and research.
We know organising events can be stressful, so our admin team, led by Binita Shah, are here to help you organise and co-ordinate your event.