Dr Mary Welford: D.Clin.PSy, BSc. Applied Psychology
Rationale for Event:
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.
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:
Proposed Number of Attendees: Attendees will be made up of CBT therapist, doctors, nurses and some psychologist (unsure of how many Psychologists).
Qualifications and prior experience necessary:
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
Outline of Psychological Content:
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.
Outline of Relevant Empirical Support/ Evidence base for this activity:
Publications by Mary Welford:
Compassion Focused Therapy for Dummies (2016), John Wiley & Sons, Chicester, Sussex
The Power of Self-Compassion: Using Compassion-Focused Therapy to End Self-Criticism and Build Self-Confidence (2013), New Harbinger Publications
The Compassionate Mind Approach to Building Confidence Using Compassion Focused Therapy (2012), Constable and Robertson, LTD. London
To register for this event fill in the application form attached and email firstname.lastname@example.org
Refund/Cancellation policy: The registration fee will be refunded minus a €15 administration charge