A Compassionate Approach to Building Resilience in Therapists

A Compassionate Approach to Building Resilience in Therapists

Presented by Dr Mary Welford

Regency Hotel, Swords Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
Friday 9th June 2017
9.00am to 5.00pm Registration from 8.30am

Download the flyer and registration form here. 

About the workshop

As therapists we are really unusual. We choose to spend our time, day in day out, engaging with the emotional suffering of others with the aim of alleviating their distress. This has an impact on us. If we look after our wellbeing, and feel we have skills that will be of assistance, we can feel very privileged to do the job we do. Our wellbeing is good.

Unfortunately busy lives and work pressures often mean that we do not look after ourselves to the extent that we should. In addition, sometimes we feel we just do not have the skills or approach to assist the people we see. Our wellbeing suffers.

This workshop will aim to enhance psychological resilience in delegates by building a compassionate relationship with themselves and addressing shame and self-criticism. Individuals will have direct experience of applying Compassion Focused methods to their own lives and a secondary outcome will be a greater understanding of how they may use it within their teams and with their clients.

During this workshop delegates will:
• Learn what compassion is (and isn’t)
• Consider why Compassion is a helpful motivator
• Appreciate the benefits of developing your Compassionate Self
• Understand the experiences and factors that influence us
• Learn how to use this knowledge for the benefit of yourself & others

The Workshop will include:
Interactive teaching
Practical exercises
Group discussions

The workshop will be suitable for:
Individuals interested in developing their own resilience and that of others
Be of interest to those who wish to have a brief introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy.

About the presenter:
Dr Mary Welford, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, has held clinical and research roles within the NHS and now lives and works in the South West of England. She is a founding member of The Compassionate Mind Foundation, held the role of The Charities
Chair and more recently leads The Compassion in Education initiative. Mary’s roles within BABCP have included Executive Committee Member, Magazine Editor, European Scientific Committee Member and Branch Liaison Officer.
Publications by Mary Welford:
Compassion Focused Therapy for Dummies (2016), John Wiley & Sons, Chicester, Sussex
The Compassionate Mind Approach to Building Confidence Using Compassion Focused Therapy (2012), Constable and Robertson,
LTD. London
The Power of Self-Compassion: Using Compassion-Focused Therapy to End Self-Criticism and Build Self-Confidence (2013), New
Harbinger Publications

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