Unlock the Power of Compassion:
Enrol in Our Compassion Focused Therapy Training

Struggling to find ways to bring helpful change with your clients?

Are you ready to revolutionise your practice and transform the lives of your clients?

This is your introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), a powerful tool for healing and growth

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Why Compassion Focused Therapy Training?

As a dedicated professional, you want to create meaningful change for your clients.

But sometimes in our work we can be left feeling:

– Uncertain: Lacking effective tools for deep emotional healing.
– Frustrated: Wanting a more holistic approach to lasting change.
– Discouraged: Current interventions not creating profound shifts.

If you seek a more compassionate, effective way to connect with your clients and facilitate their healing journey…

Our Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) offers a scientifically-backed solution for you.

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Your Comprehensive CFT Toolkit: What You'll Learn

Our two-day online Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy training is designed to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the principles and practices of CFT.

Here’s what you’ll gain from our Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy training:

A Deep Dive Into CFT Theory
Understand the origins, evolution, and scientific basis of CFT.

Exploration of Core Concepts
Unpack the tricky brain, the three-system model, and many other key CFT principles.

Therapeutic Interventions
Discover how to guide clients through CFT exercises, overcome blocks to compassion, and foster lasting change.

Real-world applications
Learn how to apply CFT in diverse settings and populations.

Whether you’re a clinical, counselling or forensic psychologist, therapist, psychiatrist, nurse, social worker or professional in other areas (e.g. teacher or coach) – CFT will equip you with a powerful new approach.

Feedback From Previous CFT Workshops

This was one of the BEST trainings I’ve ever attended. 

Chris was knowledgable, engaging and fun, and gave me a real excitement about taking CFT into my word

Cathy, Clinical Psychologist 

I got so much from this training, and have left feeling inspired about how I can use CFT. I found the ideas and exercises really helpful for myself as well, and can see how i’ll use a lot of this for myself, and not just for my clients. I look forward to attending more training in the future

Tim, Psychotherapist 

This was a brilliant with Dr Irons. His relaxed, informed delivery style as an expert in his field brought insight, wisdom and hope to this difficult area of clinical work. The experiential exercises were an excellent way to engage personally with this topic.

Sarah, Psychiatrist


I’m so glad I booked this training! It was fun, interesting and informative, and I came away having learned so much. I really appreciated Chris’s teaching style, and how knowledgeable he was 

Sami, Nurse 


Thanks for such an amazing workshop. I had some knowledge about CFT before, but feel like i’ve not only deepened that, but also added lots of new ideas, ways of explaining the model, and ideas about how to use some of the key practices

Misha, Coach


This training was recommended to me by one of my colleagues, and I’m really happy that I signed up. I learned so much in the two days, and really liked Dr Irons’s teaching style and the examples he used

Nas, Teacher

Meet Your CFT Expert: Dr Chris Irons

Dr Chris Irons, Compassion Focused Therapy Training

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 25 years. I’ve given hundreds of CFT workshops, to over 15,000 participants in 25 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.

How The Power of Compassion Can Benefit You

Go beyond traditional talk therapy. Our CFT training provides evidence-based tools to help clients build self-compassion, regulate emotions, and achieve lasting transformation.

Foundational Knowledge
Gain a deep understanding of the core principles and practices of CFT, a therapy that addresses the root causes of emotional suffering.

Practical Confidence
Equip yourself with the skills and tools to confidently integrate CFT into your daily work, creating a compassionate and effective therapeutic environment.

Mindfulness, Imagery and Compassion Practices
Learn how to effectively use techniques like breathing, imagery and more as a form of therapy.

By the end of this training, you’ll have a solid grasp of CFT and the inspiration to continue your journey of compassionate practice.

Empower Yourself - Empower Your Clients

Your work is about making a difference in the lives of those you serve. It’s about offering hope, understanding, and a path to healing.

By understanding the principles of CFT, you’ll create a ripple effect of healing that extends far beyond the therapy room.

This training also provides a springboard for learning more about CFT in the future.

Your journey to empowering your clients starts now.

Choose your preferred training date below, secure your spot for just £250.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy Training

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