Compassionate Mind Training


Compassionate Mind Training (CMT) was initially developed to improve the mental health of people in psychotherapy; however, it has since been successfully adapted as a model to improve the wellbeing of the general public, and applied to support wellbeing of staff, teams and organisations across a range of sectors (e.g., healthcare, social care, charity, business, and education). In 2015, Dr Chris Irons and Dr Charlie Heriot-Maitland developed and ran the first 8 Week CMT course for the general public. The course built upon the pioneering work of Professor Paul Gilbert and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and was designed to bring many of the ideas and practices of CMT to non-clinical populations. This 8 Week CMT group has now been run in many countries across the world, and with a variety of populations, including: general population; health care staff; social care staff; parents; clinical groups (i.e., people with mental health difficulties); students; teachers.