10th International Conference
'Past, Present and Future'


EDINBURGH & ONLINE
11-14 October 2021






It's our special 10 year anniversary conference this year, and we're very excited to be returning to Edinburgh. We'll be exploring 'Past, Present & Future' of the Compassionate Mind Foundation, bringing together speakers and presenters who represent the wonderful community of compassion focused approaches to health and wellbeing. Hope to see you there!







COVID-19 Restrictions


We will be monitoring the COVID-19 global pandemic situation, and will resort to an entirely online conference if we are unable to safely proceed with a face-to-face conference. Those booking face-to-face tickets would automatically be registered for an online conference, and any difference in price will be refunded.


Livestreaming Option


While we hope to see as many of you in person as possible, we recognise though that this may not be possible. Therefore, our full three day conference programme will be livestreamed from the conference venue, and recordings of the presentations will also be available after the event for delegates.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusivity Fund Scholarships & Emerging Countries Discount

We recognise that there are numerous barriers to attending conferences, so we offer scholarships via our Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Fund (EDIF). The EDIF is designed to offer grants to assist people from a diversity of backgrounds, to attend our international conference by covering the cost of conference registration. A small number of grants are available in 2021.

Please forward your application form to: hello@compassionatemind.co.uk. The deadline for applications this year is the 7th September 2021 for those wishing to attend in person in Edinburgh, and 1st October 2021 for those wishing to attend online.

This year, we are also offering discounts for those from emerging countries. As there is, as yet, not one standard list of emerging countries, we have based this list on those provided by similar conferences.

EDIF Application FormEmerging Countries List

Venue

Our conference will take place at the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh.

11 Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ

www.rcpe.ac.uk/

There is information about how to get to the College here.

Conference Dinner (Wednesday 13th October 2021)

We will be having our annual conference dinner at the InterContinental Edinburgh the George Hotel, and we'd love to have you with us. You will shortly be able to book your dinner ticket on our registration form (for those who book before options are confirmed, we will let you know when you can book onto the dinner). Please alert us to any dietary requirements so we can cater appropriately.

Dinner Choices

Three course meal, with a drink on arrival and tea/coffee after the meal. OPTIONS TBC SHORTLY

Additional Information

Accomodation

There are lots of hotels and guesthouses in and around Edinburgh. To see a map which indicates the conference venue and its surrounding area, please click here. There is information about Edinburgh, including links to accommodation and sightseeing suggestions, here.

About the Schedule

Below you will find the schedule for our conference - please note this may be subject to some changes before the event, and further details about the programme will be added shortly.

This year, we are offering a choice of clinical skills workshops during the conference, and you will be able to pick one of the two options (A/B, C/D, E/F) on the day.

We welcome poster submissions, and you will find more information about this at the bottom of this page.

Pricing


Pre-Conference Workshops
Monday 11th October 2021

Conference Programme
12-14th October

8:00

Registration

Registration

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9:00

Welcome

Prof Paul Gilbert PhD, FBPsS, OBE, President of the Compassionate Mind Foundation

Prof Paul Gilbert OBE

Prof Paul Gilbert OBE

Clinical Psychologist

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9:15

Panel

Reflections and hope for the future - Prof Paul Gilbert OBE and CFT 'Grandparents'

Michelle Cree

Michelle Cree

Clinical Psychologist
Dr Ken Goss

Dr Ken Goss

Clinical Psychologist
Dr Chris Irons

Dr Chris Irons

Clinical Psychologist
Prof Deborah Lee

Prof Deborah Lee

Clinical Psychologist
Dr Mary Welford

Dr Mary Welford

Clinical Psychologist

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9:45

Keynote

Compassion Focused Grief Therapy after Non-Death Losses by Darcy Harris

Dr Darcy Harris

Dr Darcy Harris

Professor of Thanatology & Psychotherapist

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10:45

Refreshments

Break

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11:15

Symposium

The Challenges of COVID-19

Dr Marcela Matos: The role of compassion and fears of compassion on psychosocial wellbeing in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: A multinational study across 21 countries

Prof Paul Gilbert: Post Tragedy Reaction

William Kirby: Reflections on working with COVID-19 patients in ICU

Dr Marcela Matos

Dr Marcela Matos

Psicóloga Clínica
Prof Paul Gilbert OBE

Prof Paul Gilbert OBE

Clinical Psychologist
William Kirby

William Kirby

Physiotherapist

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12:15

Experiential

Lessons learned by the American Institute for Music and Healing- The role of music as a tool for compassionate connection in a healthcare setting

Experiential session

Peter Shannon

Peter Shannon

Conductor
Dr Jackie Huntly

Dr Jackie Huntly

Doctor of Medicine

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13:00

Lunch

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14:00

Keynote

Vagal Pathways: Portals to Compassion

via Videolink

Prof Stephen Porges

Prof Stephen Porges

Professor of Psychiatry

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14:45

Keynote

Love and Oxytocin: The evolution of a modern social solution to the “stress of life”

via Videolink

Prof Sue Carter

Prof Sue Carter

Professor of Biology

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15:30

Refreshments

Break

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16:00

Workshop

Clinical Skills Workshop A

Compassion focused therapy and the body: how physiological underpinnings of prosociality inform clinical practice

Dr Nicola Petrocchi

Dr Nicola Petrocchi

Psychotherapist

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16:00

Workshop

Clinical Skills Workshop B

Grief, Trauma and Attachment

Prof Deborah Lee

Prof Deborah Lee

Clinical Psychologist
Dr Darcy Harris

Dr Darcy Harris

Professor of Thanatology & Psychotherapist
Prof Paul Gilbert OBE

Prof Paul Gilbert OBE

Clinical Psychologist

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17:30

Finish

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8:30

Experiential

Morning Practice

Tonglen Practice

Choden

Choden

Tibetan Buddhist Monk

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8:30

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9:30

Keynote

Compassion Focused Therapy for Trauma

Prof Deborah Lee

Prof Deborah Lee

Clinical Psychologist

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10:30

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Break

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11:00

Symposium

Compassion for the Dark Side

TBC - Dr Kerensa Hocken & Dr Jon Taylor

Changes in psychopathic traits after a 20-session individual CFT-based intervention program: a clinical case study - Dr Diana Ribeiro da Silva

Striving to avoid inferiority in relation to the dark triad, social dominance orientation and the flows of compassion - Jaskaran Basran

Jaskaran Basran

Jaskaran Basran

Foundation Manager & Research Co-ordinator
Dr Kerensa Hocken

Dr Kerensa Hocken

Forensic Psychologist
Dr Jon Taylor

Dr Jon Taylor

Forensic Psychologist
Dr Diana Ribeiro da Silva

Dr Diana Ribeiro da Silva

Psicólogo Clínico e Investigadora

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12:00

Lunch

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13:00

Keynote

Compassion Focused Therapy in Groups

Prof Gary Burlingame

Prof Gary Burlingame

Professor of Psychotherapy

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14:00

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14:30

Workshop

Clinical Skills Workshop C

Using CFT in Forensics

Dr Kerensa Hocken

Dr Kerensa Hocken

Forensic Psychologist
Dr Jon Taylor

Dr Jon Taylor

Forensic Psychologist
Dr Sunil Lad

Dr Sunil Lad

Consultant Counselling Psychologist

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14:30

Workshop

Clinical Skills Workshop D

Compassionate Mind Training from the Inside Out

Dr Chris Irons

Dr Chris Irons

Clinical Psychologist

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16:00

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Break

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16:15

Keynote

Well-being is a Skill

via Videolink

Prof Richie Davidson

Prof Richie Davidson

Professor of Psychology & Psychiatry

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17:15

Finish

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19:00

Conference Dinner

InterContinental Edinburgh The George Hotel

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8:30

Experiential

Morning Practice

Embodiment practice

Deirdre Fay

Deirdre Fay

Psychotherapist

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8:30

Registration

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9:30

Workshop

Clinical Skills Workshop E

Compassion Focused Therapy and Structural Dissociation of The Personality

Dr Andrew Rayner

Dr Andrew Rayner

Clinical Psychologist

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9:30

Workshop

Clinical Skills Workshop F

The Kindness Crusade: Creative and compassionate ways to boost wellbeing

Dr Mary Welford

Dr Mary Welford

Clinical Psychologist
Dr Elaine Beaumont

Dr Elaine Beaumont

Clinical Psychologist

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11:00

Refreshments

Break

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11:30

Keynote

Changing Climate, Changing Heath: Compassion as a Change Agent

Prof Liz Grant

Prof Liz Grant

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12:30

Lunch

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13:30

Symposium

New Directions in Compassion Focused Therapy

A Cross-Cultural Exploration of Compassion and Facilitators and Inhibitors of Compassion in UK and Sri Lankan People - Lasara Kariyawasam  

Investigating boarding school experiences, compassion, self-criticism and attachment in adults - Lolly Hernandez  

Compassionate Mind Training combined with Forest Bathing can improve HRV, compassion for self and the environment. - Dr Kirsten McEwan

TBC - Runa Dawood

Lasara Kariyawasam

Lasara Kariyawasam

Psychology PhD Student
Lolly Hernandez

Lolly Hernandez

Trainee Clinical Psychologist
Dr Kirsten McEwan

Dr Kirsten McEwan

Research Fellow
Runa Dawood

Runa Dawood

Clinical Psychologist

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14:30

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15:00

Keynote

Conference Address

Pre-recorded interview

Matthieu Ricard

Matthieu Ricard

Buddhist Monk

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16:00

Closing Address

Here's to the next 10 years!

Prof Paul Gilbert OBE

Prof Paul Gilbert OBE

Clinical Psychologist

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16:45

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Tickets

Student & Concessions

Member

Our concessionary rate is available for students, and those on benefits or a low income. If you are student, please include your student number on the registration form, and for those who would like to claim the concessionary rate due to their circumstances, please email hello@compassionatemind.co.uk for a code you can use in place of a student number.




As a thank you to those who have joined our membership, we are offering a discount for members - please select the 'Member' rate when booking.

If you wish to book via invoice, please click here to download our conference booking form

Poster Presentations

Submissions for poster presentations our annual conference are now open!

Each poster chosen for display will be allocated a poster board. The poster boards are portrait and take an A0 portrait size posters. Please note, posters can only be attached using adhesive Velcro tabs – these will be available on the day if required. There is no facility for audio-visual presentations in the poster display area and no electrical outlets available. Your presentation should be delivered using only the materials fixed to the poster board.

Setting up

Poster presenters should arrive approx. 15 minutes before registration to set up their display materials. Each poster board will carry a number that corresponds to the poster’s number listed in the conference programme – please ask one of the conference assistants if you are unsure which board to use. Please note that no responsibility can be taken for any loss or damage to your poster or any other display materials and putting up your poster is taken as acceptance of these conditions.

Display materials

Please make sure that the information on your poster is clear and visible. It is essential to include a clear, complete heading to enable people to identify the poster and the presenter. As a general rule, it is recommended that the title be in 3 cm print or larger. The authors and the affiliations can be done in 1.5 cm print. It is not a good idea to include any display materials done in regular size type e.g. 12 point. Instead, you may wish to include an abstract typed in a large, clear type and several large, clearly labelled graphs and other visual aids. Figures that take up a regular page are probably adequately large, but even larger materials would be desirable. If tables are included, they should probably be larger than a standard sheet of paper. Pictures, diagrams, and other materials of adequate size are often helpful. A useful rule here is that your material should be easily read from a distance of 1 to 2 metres. All materials you wish to display should be related to your presentation and the materials described in the abstract you submitted.

Poster content

The basic rule is to provide a short, clear, non-technical description of what you did, why you did it, and what you found. Generally, you should not go into detail regarding subjects, apparatus, or details of procedure — those who need to know can request a full copy of the paper. For example, you should keep references and reviews of the literature to a minimum. The format requires you to be bold in your style and to condense complicated descriptions into a few short sentences. Above all, a poster is not just a regular paper in large type stuck on a board. It is a discussion-oriented format. The poster should communicate the issue and conclusion. The discussion in person with conference delegates should fill in the details.

The Presentation

Individuals may view your poster at coffee breaks or lunch. The conference committee request that you should make yourself available to discuss the materials and answer questions for at least the last 30 minutes of lunch. Many presenters wish to provide handouts about their project. These may include an abstract of the paper or perhaps a copy of the complete paper itself. Other authors prefer to send reprints of their paper by email after the conference.

DEADLINE: 31st August 2021

APPLICATION: Using the link below, please email us with your abstract. We hope to let you know the outcome of your application as soon as possible after it is submitted.

SUBMIT POSTER application