A Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) Approach to Working with Shame Experiences in Trauma

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Date(s) - Saturday 25th June, 2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Brighthelm Centre

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Saturday 25th June 2016

Trainer:  Dr Chris Irons

Venue: The Auditorium, Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YD

Schedule: 10am to 5.00pm (Registration at 9.45am)

Course Fee: early bird £105, including ample lunch, all refreshments, and CPD Certificate

A variety of psychotherapeutic models have been developed to understand and work with PTSD (e.g. exposure, reliving). Many of these models are based on the idea that fear is the principle emotion within the trauma. However, emerging evidence suggests that shame and self-criticism linked to the trauma itself, and flashbacks, may not respond to standard approaches to working with trauma.

This workshop will discuss a way of understanding the nature of shame in trauma, how many people with shame based presentations in trauma struggle to engage self-soothing and affiliative based positive emotion, and how Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) may represent an effective way of working with complex trauma. The workshop will include experiential practice of how cultivating mindfulness, positive emotion and compassionate courage can help people to engage with shame based trauma difficulties.

No prior knowledge of CFT is needed.

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