Building the Compassion Practices movement

Compassion Practices are spreading fast, both in the UK and internationally:

  • Multiple Hospital Trusts have adopted them
  • Palliative and end of life care settings on one healthcare Sustainability Transformation Partnerships/Integrated Care Systems footprint, to enhance collaboration
  • Some organisations that run many care homes have been using them for years
  • Leeds has held a Festival of Compassion closely informed by Compassion Practices
  • Public Health Wales has supported compassion practices across a range of settings
  • The Colorado Children’s Hospital has embedded compassion practices in its nurse training and development

This is wonderful… but we want to do more!

The ‘Gift economy’ philosophy

What we are doing together has been built entirely on volunteer effort and financial contributions; in its early days, has been ‘powered by’ One Leadership: a leadership organisation whose mission is ‘enabling catalysts globally’.

If you have felt the benefits of the Practices, please consider giving here, “paying it forward” so that others can benefit in the same way and we can build the global movement.

More resources would enable us to:

  • Fund some administrative time and other core costs to support the running of the website and associated events
  • Enable us to promote and disseminate compassion practices more widely

We suggest:

  • For individuals with a reasonable income: £25
  • For organisations with a small budget: £150 or £10/person to have benefitted from your use of the practices
  • For organisations with a large budget: £250 or £10/person to have benefitted from your use of the practices
We are also open to other ideas such as partnership donations, either anonymous or public, so if you are interested, please be in touch.

“Compassion is the sometimes fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else’s skin. It’s the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.”

Frederick Buechner (born 1926)
Educator, Writer, Theologian