In October there will be a landmark conference on Omega that brings together the five major empirically supported intervention approaches for teaching compassion – Mindful Self-Compassion, Compassion Focused Therapy, Compassion Cultivation Training, Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living and Cognitively-Based Compassion Training. This closing talk will provide a broad overview of the research on compassion for self and others. It will explore how compassion is linked to personal and interpersonal well-being, and how compassion and self-compassion are linked to one another. Importantly, it will also examine the research on teaching compassion to various populations, including clinical populations. Finally, it will consider where the field of compassion research is heading and where it needs to go in order to be fully established as an empirical science.
• Explore current research on the link between compassion and well-being
• Explore the relationship between compassion and self-compassion
• Explore the most current research on teaching compassion