Compassionate Mind Foundation's 8th International Conference

The Compassionate Mind Foundation hosts an annual international conference each year. This year's conference was the Foundation's 8th International Compassion Focused Therapy Conference and  took 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



This year we will offered a live streaming option for those who were unable to attend our conference in person. These recordings have now been moved onto a website, and you can buy access via the standard conference booking form

Prices for access are: £95 for one day access; £175 for two day access; £245 for three day access. Please note that we were only able to livestream presentations from which we have written consent, and there were three instances whereby sensitive material was incorporated into a presentation that made it unsuitable for broadcast. In two of these cases we have been apply to supply detailed slides. 

Students, those receiving benefits, on low wage, etc. can apply for a discounted rate, please email to apply.

Conference Details

Presented By: Various Speakers

Date/Time: 8th October 2019 at 7:30am until 11th October 2019 at 4:00pm

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 InterContinental 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: