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Evening Talk: Strengthening the Mind Through the Power of Compassion

  • Abbotsford Convent 1 Saint Heliers Street Abbotsford, VIC, 3067 Australia (map)


Professor Paul Gilbert, OBE, a pioneering compassion researcher and founder of Compassion Focused Therapy, is presenting in Melbourne on Tuesday 14 November 2017.

Do you give yourself a hard time when you do things wrong? Are you hard on yourself all the time just to make sure you do things right (otherwise standards might slip)? Are you frequently stressed? For many of us, hostile self-criticism - or criticism of others - is a way of life. 

Professor Gilbert’s ideas will challenge many of the ideas we have about ourselves, and the way we treat ourselves and others - often without even realising it. 

The Buddhism and Psychology APS Interest Group is thrilled to invite you to join them for a stimulating early evening with Paul, with opportunities for questions and discussion, insights and research findings ranging across the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and Buddhism. We also anticipate that you may take away some ideas that may have a profound impact on your relationship with yourself and others.

About the presenter(s)

Professor Paul Gilbert is one of the most widely respected therapists in the UK and Europe. He founded and developed compassion-focused therapy, and has published and edited 21 books, over 100 academic papers, and 39 book chapters. 
His books include: Compassion: Conceptualisation, Research and Use in Psychotherapy (2005); The Compassionate Mind. A New Approach to the Challenges of Life (2009), and Compassion-focused Therapy: Distinctive Features (2010). 
He was awarded the OBE for contributions to mental health in March 2011.


BPIG member $50
BPIG student member $25
APS member $60
APS student member $30
Non APS member $70

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