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The Compassionate Mind Foundation-USA was established in 2012, as a community of scientist-practitioners, seeking to promote the scientific study and the application of compassion to a range of human problems.

A guiding principle of the USA Foundation is that our human potentials for creativity, love, altruism, compassion, but also for selfishness, vengeance and cruelty are all linked to the way our brains have evolved to solve various challenges to survival.

Originally developed by Dr. Paul Gilbert, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) is an evidence-based form of psychotherapy that draws upon our evolved capacity for compassion to facilitate the alleviation of human suffering.

This website serves as a portal for education and exploration of CFT and the science of compassion in North America. A range of multimedia resources, news, and training events are available here. Links to many resources and organizations that share this mission, such as The Compassionate Mind Foundation in the UK, can also be found here. Please feel free to contact us directly about your interest in CFT and compassion.



About CFT & The CMF-USA

Find out about our community, our aims,  and the applied Science of Compassion

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Multimedia Resources

Ready to learn more? These publications, meditations, video lectures and learning tools will help you begin

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