Chaplaincy

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

Red background, with a beige heart. On the heart there is writing on either side which makes it look like a book.

“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.

Marti writes:

“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.”

Email: info@compasssionsalon.co.uk

Website: www.compassionsalon.co.uk

Twitter: @saloncompassion

Facebook:@thecompassionsalon

Instagram: thecompassionsalon

 

Revd Dr Harriet Harris, the Univeristy Chaplain, interviewing Mary Gunn, author of Well, at the launch of the Compassion Salon.
Revd Dr Harriet Harris, the Univeristy Chaplain, interviewing Mary Gunn, author of Well, at the launch of the Compassion Salon, Steel Coulson Tap, Leith, 19 November 2019