The Compassion Salon
The Compassion Salon was created by Dr Marti Balaam (from the Medical School and Nursing Studies) in 2019. The Chaplaincy is a sponsoring partner of this initiative, which is attracting attention worldwide, and which has teamed up with the RSA during the Covid19 pandemic, to produce salons online
“Little by little one walks far”
The purpose of this literary salon is to create a community around new and established authors and poets whose work relates to compassion and wellbeing. The intention is that it will be a place for people to connect, inspire and support using books and prose as a means through which to consider the various aspects of human existence in an increasingly fragmented and challenging global community.
“The salon is a compassionate initiative to facilitate and strengthen community and belonging. The salon I hope will celebrate, inspire and cultivate creativity, innovation, self-compassion and individual and societal wellness.”