Our Next CPD Meeting of the 2019-20 season is:-

Tuesday, 28th January 2020 at 7PM at the Beacon Centre, Salford

“Compassion Focused Therapy – How to develop a compassionate self”

According to the Compassionate Mind Foundation, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) is:

“an evidence-based form of psychotherapy that draws upon our evolved capacity for compassion to facilitate the alleviation of human suffering” (CMF-USA).

CFT was developed by Dr. Paul Gilbert, a psychologist from England who believed that compassion (both self- and other-focused) could be the key to relieving intrusive feelings of shame and self-criticism (Gilbert, 2009). The CFT approach focuses on working with people with severe and enduring mental health problems, many of whom had high levels of shame and self-criticism.

The central therapeutic technique of CFT is compassionate mind training, which teaches the skills and attributes of compassion. … CFT can help such people learn to feel more safeness and warmth in their interactions with others and themselves. Numerous methods are used in CFT to develop a person’s compassion.

The session will present  the key skills and approaches used in CFT with clients to develop a ‘compassionate mind’,  including the development of a compassionate self, and how compassion may be ‘put to work’ to engage in distress and suffering.

About our speaker:-

I am currently self employed as a national trainer specialising in mental health, safeguarding, child protection and professional boundaries. I am also delivering psychological assessments, guided self help, talk therapy and medico legal services for clients via my medical agency Goldmark Medicals.

I am qualified as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and hold a Masters in the subject. I recently completed a second Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Manchester to fulfil a long term personal goal.

The Beacon Centre, 6 london Street Salford M6 6QT

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