Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
This workshop will introduce the core principles and practices of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). Shame and self- criticism can be difficult obstacles when treating a range of psychological problems and may prevent people from seeking help. CFT was specifically developed for individuals with these difficulties in part by helping them develop a compassionate orientation to themselves and others, by elaborating on cognitive behavioral strategies. CFT is an evolutionary and neuroscience-based approach to psychotherapy that explains how the evolution of emotions influences the perception of threat.
Participants will be guided in experiential exercises with a focus on developing compassion for both themselves and their clients. The workshops will also provide participants with an opportunity to formulate and address self-criticism using CFT interventions.
CFT has a growing empirical evidence to support its efficacy in a broad range of complex cases, including trauma and rigid personality structures.