THE COMPASSION DIALOGUES

 

A Monthly Webinar – Second Tuesday Evening Every Month (London time)

How do you give compassionate spiritual care in the real world here and now?

What works?  What doesn’t work?

In these inspiring and practically useful dialogues we present skilled and experienced caregivers who will share their personal stories, perspectives and practical strategies for giving care — care that is welcomed and genuinely supportive. These conversations will be enquiring and personal, relating to the subject in a deeply humane and relevant way. The host for all these dialogues will be William Bloom, lead for the Spiritual Companions Trust.

These webinars are for anyone seeking to improve their caring skills or wanting to learn more about how compassion can make a difference in your life and the life of those around you. We welcome everyone.

Access to these live Zoom calls is by donation.

The dialogues are available on Youtube a month after their recording.  See videos at bottom of this webpage.

Kate Spohrer

End of Life and Green Funerals

Tuesday 8 February

7:30pm (London time)

With a background in education and psychotherapy, Kate works with her son and daughter-in-law as a funeral director and incorporates compassionate companioning into her work with the bereaved and the pre-bereaved. 

Her introduction to death and dying, however, started in childhood as her father was a vicar.  As a child she always preferred the funerals to the weddings finding them so much more meaningful. It was when she lost her partner fifteen years ago that her work turned to funeral celebrancy. 

One of her passions is to demystify death and facilitate conversations around the subject so that when the time comes to say goodbye to someone, or to say goodbye ourselves, the transition can be as positive as possible.

In this dialogue we will explore the sensitive subject of end of life, funerals and grief — and how to bring in true and appropriate support and care. 

Attwood Funerals

Kate Spohrer

End of Life and Green Funerals

Tuesday 8 February 7:30pm (London time)

With a background in education and psychotherapy, Kate works with her son and daughter-in-law as a funeral director and incorporates compassionate companioning into her work with the bereaved and the pre-bereaved.

Her introduction to death and dying, however, started in childhood as her father was a vicar.  As a child she always preferred the funerals to the weddings finding them so much more meaningful. It was when she lost her partner fifteen years ago that her work turned to funeral celebrancy. 

One of her passions is to demystify death and facilitate conversations around the subject so that when the time comes to say goodbye to someone, or to say goodbye ourselves, the transition can be as positive as possible.

In this dialogue we will explore the sensitive subject of end of life, funerals and grief — and how to bring in true and appropriate support and care. 

Attwood Funerals

Paul Gilbert

The Compassionate Mind

Tuesday 8 March

7:30pm (London time)

Paul is the author of the international bestseller The Compassionate Mind.

He pioneered the concept and practice of  compassion focussed therapy.

He has published and edited twenty-one books, including Overcoming Depression, and many academic papers; and is Professor of Clinical Psychology at Derby University.

In this dialogue we will explore how to bridge academic concepts and high philosophical ideals into everyday behaviours and conversations.

Paul Gilbert

The Compassionate Mind

Tuesday 8 March 7:30pm (London time)

Paul is the author of the international bestseller The Compassionate Mind.

He pioneered the concept and practice of  compassion focussed therapy.

He has published and edited twenty-one books, including Overcoming Depression, and many academic papers; and is Professor of Clinical Psychology at Derby University.

In this dialogue we will explore how to bridge academic concepts and high philosophical ideals into everyday behaviours and conversations.

Videos of Previous Compassion Dialogues

NOVEMBER 2021
ROBERT HOLDEN
 author of the global bestseller Happiness Now! and many other books.
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DECEMBER 2021
LISA ANTHONY
 spiritual lead at Plymouth University talks about her experience of being the first non-clergyperson in this chaplaincy and pastoral role.

JANUARY 2022
SIMON STEDMAN
talks about his experience of gay conversion therapy and of being Finance Officer for Europe’s leading eco-spirituality centre, the Findhorn Foundation.

 

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