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Cognitive Behavioural Chairwork from the Inside Out: A self-practice/self-reflection workshop

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Chairwork represents a collection of powerful experiential interventions which utilise chairs and their relative positions for therapeutic purposes. Chairwork has a rich history of applications in CBT and forms a core part of modalities such as Schema Therapy and Compassion-Focused Therapy.

Research over the past 15 years has shown that one of the best ways for therapists to learn and refine their therapy skills is through self-practice and self-reflection (SP/SR). This workshop offers participants the unique opportunity to learn CBT chairwork from the ‘inside out’: practicing chairwork in pairs and reflecting on the experience in a structured manner. The practice of SP/SR has been shown to develop a three-dimensional experience of therapy: providing greater empathy and insight into client experience; enhancing interpersonal and reflective capabilities; and integrating the conceptual and technical skills in the therapy of focus. This workshop gives participants the chance to practice and experience key CBT chairwork applications in this unique, evidence-based format.

The workshop is focused on self-experiential learning and participants will be asked to focus on their choice of ‘therapist’ or ‘personal’ issues. Such issues will be explored via various chair-based interventions, guided by the workshop facilitators, and reflected on individually, in pairs and as a group. Each chairwork intervention will be modelled by the facilitators. Interventions covered in the workshop include: chairwork for self-criticism; ‘empty chair’ interventions to address unresolved interpersonal issues; and evaluating negative automatic thoughts via chairs. 

Location Kent
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 02 Oct 2019
Start time 9:30am
Venue Address St Julians Club, Rumshott Estate Ltd., St Julians, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RX
Amount £160
Organiser BABCP
Speaker Matthew Pugh and Tobyn Bell
CPD hours 12
Contact No. 0161 705 4304
Keywords Psychology, Psychotherapy, Therapy
Regions South, South East