Compassion focused therapy (CFT) brings an evolutionary framework to the conceptualisation of mental health problems and their alleviation.
Practicing compassion has been shown to have powerful effects on the mind, body, and social processes.
This introductory course is designed to encourage the use of practices that stimulate compassionate mental states and those that build a sense of the compassionate self-identity.
This workshop will offer people direct experience of mindfulness and compassion practices drawn from a synthesis of Western therapeutic and Buddhist approaches.
Integrating mindfulness into the practice of compassion, offers a step-by-step approach to cultivating the inner compassionate self.
Participants will learn how to utilise body posture, breathing patterns, visualisations and behavioural practices to stimulate and strengthen psychological and physiological systems underpinning compassion.
Participants are guided through how to generate compassion qualities including the three major ones of wisdom, strength and commitment.
From this place we are then in a position to relate compassionately to the parts of ourselves that struggle, and to broaden our compassion to other people in our lives.
The compassionate mind can be used to address a variety of mental health difficulties and also to promote well-being strengthen flourishing.