My own resources

I recently gave a presentation on compassion to the Association for Australian Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (AACBT). The presented was titled, “Integrating Compassion into CBT Practice”. I have made the slides available for download. So just click on the link below.

AACBT Compassion Presentation

Here is a copy of a recent mindfulness presentation I gave at UQ. The presentation offers an initial introduction to mindfulness, the workshop was more experiential where we completed three mindfulness exercises. I informed everyone who attended the workshop that I would make the presentation available for download. So here it is, just click on the link below.

Mindfulness Presentation

Other useful resources

Below I have listed some other great websites that host a variety of very useful information about compassion, self-compassion, mindfulness, parenting, and other clinical psychology interests of mine. This list is by no means comprehensive, but does provide some excellent useful resources. Just click on the link and it will take you to the website.

Centre for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE)

  • CCARE is based at Stanford University and was founded by Dr James R. Doty. The mission of CCARE is to investigate methods for cultivating compassion and promoting altruism within individuals and society through rigorous research, scientific collaborations, and academic conferences. CCARE also provides a compassion cultivation program and teacher training as well as educational public events and programs. This website has some fantastic videos of keynotes, workshops, and lecture series.

The Compassionate Mind Foundation

  • Compassion research pioneer, Dr Paul Gilbert, is the founder and president of the Compassionate Mind Foundation. Dr Paul Gilbert also developed Compassion Focused Therapy. The aim of the Compassionate Mind Foundation is to promote well-being through the scientific understanding and application of compassion. The website has terrific resources available, particularly if you are interested in compassion focused therapy.

Kristin Neff: Self-Compassion

  • Dr Kristin Neff is the pioneer of self-compassion, and has written extensively on the topic, as well as developing the widely used Self-Compassion Scale. Her website is full of important information relating to self-compassion and also contains some videos of her explaining the components of self-compassion.

Parenting and Family Support Centre

  • The Parenting and Family Support Centre is based in Brisbane, Australia and is the home of the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program. On this website you can find all the research underpinning Triple P. They also have an interesting blog, which I recommend reading: Triple P Blog.

Association for Contextual Behavioral Science

  • The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) is dedicated to the advancement of functional contextual cognitive and behavioral science and practice so as to alleviate human suffering and advance human well being. The ACBS is based on the work of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) developed by Steven Hayes and colleagues. The website has a variety of very useful information, resources, and videos.

Headspace Meditation App

  • The Headspace Meditation app is a great way to connect with mindfulness. The team at Headspace have created some wonderful guided mindfulness meditations. I use this regularly and have found it very helpful.

The Nurture Effect

  • The Nurture Effect is a book written by Dr Anthony Biglan. The book emphasis how the science of human behaviour can improve our lives and our world. Dr Biglan’s website hosts some very good information and blogs about how to create nurturing environments. This book and Dr Biglan’s ideas have been very influential on my own research.