Mental health

Decades of research has shown that practicing compassion for others and yourself can help relieve depression, heal trauma, and reduce anxiety and stress. It helps people to connect more with others, build resilience, and increases happiness and life satisfaction.



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Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy enhances mindfulness and self-compassion.

Kuyken, W., Watkins, E., Holden, E., White, K., Taylor, R. S., Byford, S., Evans, A., Radford, S., Teasdale, J. D., & Dalgleish, T.
Behaviour Research and Therapy

When compassion is cultivated, there is healing, responsiveness, and development of behaviors that reduce depression recurrences and build a person’s resilience.

Feldman, C., & Kuyken, W.
Contemporary Buddhism: An Interdisciplinary Journal

The consequences of trauma seep across communities, regions, lands, and nations.

Lynne Reeder & Talya Gundogan
Compassionate Ballarat
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