Helping you welcome compassion in ...

Helping you thrive.


Welcome ...


I'm Catherine Kell, a trauma-sensitive Self-Compassion Teacher, Mindfulness Teacher, Compassion Cultivation Mentor and Founder of The Self-Compassion Community.

‚ÄčThrough The Self-Compassion Community I offer online 1:1 sessions, group workshops and courses and use a blend of guided practices, exercises, meditations, hypnosis and nervous system care to help people learn, cultivate and practice self-compassion in order to live in healthy, kind and supportive relationship with themselves.

My aim is to help you welcome compassion in. To help you thrive.

Catherine Kell

Ways to work with me ...

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Mini-Course: An Introduction to Self-Compassion 

A self-paced online mini-course. Learn about what self-compassion is (and what it isn't!), how it can benefit you, and how to begin to cultivate it in your everyday life. This mini-course is a blend of education and real-time experience of gentle guided practice. The mini-course also includes a self-compassion workbook and audio meditations.

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Course: Exploring Self-Compassion

This signature online course from The Self-Compassion Community is currently being created. It will contain an 8-module core curriculum as well as additional resources to guide you to turn towards yourself with kind awareness. This course will be self-study AND offer live support meaning you can access the course teachings and materials at your own pace whilst also being able to access live group practice sessions and Q&A with me for support and guidance.

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1:1 Session

A 90 minute 1:1 session for those that prefer or desire a personal and private space, away from a group setting. The 1:1 session is a blend of education, exploration of your current challenges and gentle practice. You'll leave with greater understanding as well as tools and practices to take into everyday life to help you cultivate self-compassion. 

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I am an experienced and engaging speaker and bring personality to all my work. Talks can be intimate, gentle and inspiring as easily as they can be powerful, enlivening and uplifting. Timings of talks are flexible and I am Q&A friendly. I'm also happy to share the story about what brought me to discover self-compassion. Get in touch if you'd like to learn more ...


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The power of mindfulness-based self-compassion ...

The relationship we have with ourselves is the only one we have that is guaranteed to be lifelong. And it’s one so many of us struggle with.

We can be overwhelmed by our own self-criticism and judgement. And it's tough to be keeping ourselves company with unhelpful internal narratives playing out daily. Being in healthy relationship with ourselves builds our resilience, boosts our life-satisfaction and bolsters our coping skills, and in turn, enables us to be more supportive and caring of others. Amidst the busyness of demanding modern life and the unique stresses of modern workplaces, learning to tune into our own needs and support ourselves, through good times and bad, promotes mental and emotional wellbeing. Self-compassion also helps us learn to stand in our power, to speak up for ourselves and protect ourselves.

Self-compassion is about enabling ourselves with tools and resources that support us and develop our ability to notice how we are really feeling and respond attentively, and kindly, to those feelings.

I teach and mentor people to develop self-compassion and mindfulness practices, increasing their resilience to deal with challenges, struggles, mistakes and failure. None of us are immune to those things and at some stage or other life does deliver us difficulties, whether in our personal lives or our working lives. It's part of the shared human experience. My focus is on resource-building and mentoring people to cultivate new skills and practices which aid and support. It is a privilege to mentor and guide people along what is a therapeutic and life-changing journey. And a privilege to bring these practices into workplaces.


Testimonials reproduced on this site are all verifiable but have been anonymised in order to maintain confidentiality in the public domain.

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"Couldn't have done this without you - you've changed our world in one weekend."
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"Superb interpersonal skills. Catherine is a great mentor and fantastic communicator."
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"Catherine Kell is one of the most caring, diligent people that I have ever met."
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About me

I'm a former board level executive director who rose quickly ... and became burnt out, young. I am also a former voice artist - something which served me well when a life-changing injury occurred in 2006.

I suffered a ‘hip replacement gone wrong’ which left me with major arterial internal bleeding and genuinely fighting for my life.

Self-compassion helped me find a way through ...

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Catherine Kell

"Cultivating self-compassion means we develop a support system of our own. We become more resilient. We become much kinder to ourselves. And we learn that ... we are always there."

- Catherine Kell, Founder of The Self-Compassion Community
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