A Business Case for Compassion

Lydia Miller


Compassion involves being sensitive to suffering in ourselves and others with a motivation to alleviate this suffering (Gilbert, 2009). It is used as one of many strategies that can generate positive wellbeing in a number of environments. Compassion has been used in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) as a psychotherapeutic tool for a myriad of difficulties (Gilbert, 2009, 2010; Welford, 2016). Recently, attention has been turned to how compassion can be of benefit to the workplace and business world. In this conference workshop, participants will learn of what compassion consists, how and in what way it applies to workplaces, and short strategies that can be used to boost compassion at work. 


compassion in business; workplace wellbeing; leadership;

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