Online Two Day Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

Upcoming Dates:
- 20th & 21st March 2024
- 3rd & 4th July 2024

For anyone who wants to learn more about CFT. This may include psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists, nurses and social workers, but also include working in education and business

This workshop includes

£250

About the Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy Training

In this two day online Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy training, you’ll gain a great overview of the principles and practices of CFT. During the workshop you’ll learn:

  • about the historical development and theoretical context of the CFT model
  • what compassion is, how to introduce the concept to people, and how to work with common fears, blocks and resistances to compassion and self-compassion
  • some of the key psychoeducational parts of the approach, including the tricky brain and the three system model
  • some of the core compassionate mind training practices, including soothing breathing rhythm, compassionate other imagery and compassionate self practice
  • how to put the compassionate mind to work, using a variety of interventions including multiple self practice

About the Facilitator

Compassion Focused Therapy

Dr Chris Irons

Hi, i’m Chris. I’m a clinical psychologist specialising in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Compassionate Mind Training (CMT).

I’ve been fortunate to work with the developer of CFT – Professor Paul Gilbert – for over 20 years. I’ve given hundreds of CFT workshops, to over 10,000 participants in 20 countries across the world.

I’ve published many research papers and book chapters on CFT, along with a number of CFT books, including: The Compassionate Mind WorkbookThe Compassionate Mind Approach to Difficult Emotions, and CFT from the Inside Out. Recently i’ve released The Self-Compassion App with Elaine Beaumont, based upon the Compassionate Mind Workbook.

Anyone who wants to learn more about CFT. This may include psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists, nurses and social workers, but also include working in education and business

We’ll start at 9.30am and finish at 4.30pm (UK time). Lunch will be at 12.30pm, and there will be regular breaks in the morning and afternoon session.

Yes, the training will be recorded, and available to watch for two weeks following the training

Yes, all participants will receive a certificate of attendance to log CPD hours

Yes there are. Please email on info@balancedminds.com for further information

Who is this Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy training for?

This introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy training has been developed to be widely applicable to professionals from a variety of backgrounds. Attendees include therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, Occupational Therapists, social workers, teachers, GPs, coaches, probation workers, along with a variety of  other professionals. The training will hold in mind how this model can be a powerful approach regardless of your core professional training.

The introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy training is designed to be suitable for people working in a variety of services and sectors, including primary health/mental health care, secondary mental health services, eating disorder services, a variety of health settings (e.g. pain, cancer, diabetes), forensic settings, inpatient units, children and adolescents and older people to name a few. 

We also provide bespoke training for teams and services – please get in touch if you’re interested in this please see here

If you have any questions about the introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy training, please drop us an email at info@balancedminds.com