Prof. Paul Gilbert OBE

Paul Gilbert (@ProfPaulGilbert) is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby and Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Derbyshire Health Care Foundation Trust. He has researched evolutionary approaches to psychopathology for over 35 years with a special focus on shame and the treatment of shame based difficulties.

He is the founder of both the founder of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Compassionate Mind Training (CMT), and in 2006 he established the Compassionate Mind Foundation in 2006.

Paul has written and edited 20 books and in March 2011 he was awarded an OBE.

In today’s episode we explore the concept of compassion and it’s importance in both clinical practice and in our everyday lives, whether compassion is an inherent trait or something that can be cultivated, how compassion is bound up with shame and self-criticism, and how we can learn to be more compassionate towards ourselves.


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The Compassionate Mind Foundation – Promoting an evolution and neuroscience informed approach to compassion

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