Aquero Lecture Series

On 18 September, the second instalment in the 2023 Aquero Lecture Series from the Faculty of Health Sciences will explore cutting-edge research and the clinical approach of compassion, both for ourselves and others.

As a university, our collective purpose is impact through empathy. Our intent is to make a positive, lasting and measurable difference. Compassion is closely related to empathy, but where does compassion fit with our collective purpose and approach? And in turn, how does our own self-compassion impact the compassion we have for others?

Unleashing compassion: research and clinical practice

Monday 18 September, 11am-12pm

What is compassion? And is it good for everyone all the time?

In a busy, competitive and commercially focused world, many people may be uncertain or afraid of compassion. It may trigger concerns that being soft or vulnerable are signs of weakness.

There is, however, a growing body of evidence that suggests treating ourselves, and others with more compassion, kindness, respect and support may lead to a variety of psychosocial benefits.

This online panel discussion, a collaboration between ACU’s Institute of Positive Psychology and Education (IPPE) and the School of Behavioural Health Sciences, will begin with an experiential introduction to self-compassion and a brief overview of the theoretical model. Our team will then present recently published cutting-edge research and finish with a live role-play demonstrating the key concepts.

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