Compassion focused approaches

'Compassion' is the practice of bringing care towards the self and others in the face of hardship. It recognises that pain, suffering and setbacks are a shared human experience, and helps us to acknowledge and approach distressing thoughts and feelings in ourselves and others with strength, courage and wisdom.

Backed by research

Clinical research shows that embracing compassion is directly related to psychological wellbeing. When we face setbacks in life, it's common to experience difficulties such as self-criticism, anger, disappointment or anxiety. Compassion can help us to better understand our distress, and build courage and commitment to take positive steps for ourselves, even during tough times.