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Compassion-Focused Therapy Online(Compassion Mind Training) Morning 6w

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Live Webinar for a complete introduction to Compassion-Focused Therapy, highly effective, to transform mental health problems in clients.

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This interactive live Webinar is a comprehensive introduction to Compassion-Focused Therapy (Compassion Mind Training) to strengthen clinical skills. This program teaches the underlying Compassion-Focused Therapy framework which includes essential practices in mindfulness and self-compassion to transform a wide range of mental issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, inner criticisms, blame and shame in your clients. The focus is on developing a personal practices as well as learning applications that can better assist our clients.

COMPASSION-FOCUSED THERAPY (CFT)(Paul Gilbert) is a compelling clinical approach to assist clients in dealing with a wide range of mental health problems. It is an empirically validated therapeutic intervention that calls on the more evolved human mental capacity of empathy and compassion to promote well being, resilience and better relationships.

Compassion-Focused Therapy, also called Compassion Mind Training, is highly effective for the treatment of a variety of psychological disorders. It is especially helpful with clients who are experiencing a high level of self-criticism and shame which is known to exacerbate and maintain depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, weight concerns, obsessive-compulsive disorders, chronic pain, hoarding and post-traumatic stress disorders.

Cultivating compassion and self-compassion increase the capacities to engage in a supportive relationship and to foster emotions of safeness, contentment, belonging and connection which are key to psychological healing. Many therapists have added Compassion-Focused Therapy to their clinical repertoire to facilitate greater transformation in themselves and their clients. Compassion-Focused Therapy can be integrated with a variety of approaches such as CBT, ACT, EMDR as well as many others.

All the sessions in this Webinar will be recorded so that you can view the sessions at a time that is convenient for you.

Who is it for: This practical training course is for Health Professionals and Therapists who see clients face to face or in group sessions such as psychologists, clinical psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, school counsellors, mental health/psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists, coaches, counsellors and others working in a variety of settings in mental health, drug and alcohol, relationship counselling, genetic counselling and so on.

It will be helpful also for other health professionals who wish to cultivate a compassionate mind to promote wellbeing, resilience and satisfaction in their personal and work life.

The content of the program

In the course, we will elaborate on the conceptual framework of Compassion-Focused Therapy. The content of the course will be didactic and experiential. We will present the underlying theoretical framework of Compassion-Focused therapy as well as essential practices in the development of a compassionate mind.

At the end of the workshop you will be more able to:

  • Bring into balance the three emotional systems including the threat system.
  • Understand and make peace with the inner critic and ease shame
  • Cultivate a compassionate voice to gain better motivation, courage and resilience
  • Work with the multiple selves including the compassionate self for more understanding, acceptance and integration
  • Understand and practice the three flows of compassion including self-compassion
  • Activate the care-giving affiliative system to develop self-compassionate responses to soothe, to ease difficult emotions
  • Increase capacity to engage with distress to help clients more effectively.
  • Understand case formulation and use worksheets
  • Teach self-reflective exercises, meditations and visualizations to cultivate compassion and self-compassion

Continued Professional Development (CPD)

A Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or Certificate of Attendance of 12 hours will be given to everyone. This program is endorsed by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) for focused-psychological strategies for Mental Health practitioners and is also promoted on the Australian Psychological Society (APS) on the calendar of events.

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