Thursday 28th February 2019
7pm - 9pm
at The Rous Hotel, cnr Keen st and Zadoc St, Lismore
Entry suggested donation: $10
Food available at "The Rous" from 6pm.

Speaker: Paul Gilbert

Are compassion and politics mutually incompatible - or can we create a politics with compassion at its core?

In the Australian Federal Government, parliamentary behavior which is abusive and bullying is sadly all too common. Professor Paul Gilbert (UK), the founder of compassion focused therapy, suggests that understanding the workings of the human brain is fundamental to political change. He will contrast the evolution of two brain systems--one founded on competition, tribalism, and resource accumulation; the other founded on compassion, resource sharing and equality.

Lismore Ngara has invited local candidates of the major parties for their response to these ideas.

Jenny Dowell has kindly agreed to compere this evening.

The Speaker:
Paul Gilbert, FBPsS, PhD, OBE is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby and Visiting Professor at the University of Queensland. Known globally for his development of Compassion Focused Therapy, he also founded the non-profit Compassionate Mind Foundation in 2006 ( A Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and author of over 20 books and 300 publications, Gilbert was awarded an OBE in 2011.

Arrive from 6pm onwards to order food at the Rous, and meeting is planned for 7pm to 9pm. $10 suggested entry to help us fund events like this in the future. This event is presented in conjunction with the University Centre For Rural Health.

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