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An Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy for Depression with Dr Chris Irons

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This workshop will introduce participants to the basic ideas and interventions used in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) with a particular focus on how the model can provide a useful way to understand and work with depression. CFT was initially developed to work with presentations high in shame and self-criticism, we will explore how these experiences can be common in depression.

Participants will also have the opportunity to consider how key aspects of psychoeducation in CFT – such as old brain/new brain and the three system model - can be used to formulate different presentations in depression. We will go on to explore how developing care and affiliative-focused motivation can be a powerful way to support clients struggling with depression to develop a more compassionate stance to their difficulties. Key skills include the use of compassion focused imagery, building the compassionate self and using the sense of a compassionate self to engage with common difficulties that arise with depression.

The workshop will involve teaching, small group discussions, videos and experiential practice. We will also consider some of the common blocks or difficulties that people struggling with depression may have in trying to cultivate a more compassionate perspective towards their difficulties.

Location London
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 05 Nov 2020
Start time 9:30am
Venue Address Radnor Hall, 49 City Road, London, EC1Y 1AU
Description £135 + VAT
Organiser Stanton Psychological Services
Speaker Chris Irons
CPD hours 6
Contact No. 07801 794 485
Keywords Psychological, Psychology, Psychotherapy
Regions Greater London


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