NOTA Scotland AGM and Training Day: Working with Compassion


Friday 26th August 2016, SPS College Polmont

£45.00 members/£75.00 non members

Presenter – Dr Chris Irons
This workshop will be appropriate for any practitioners working with adult service users experiencing mental distress, but will involve looking at the transferability of knowledge and skills that underpin this approach to working with sex offenders and other high risk groups.

It will explore a way to understand human behaviour that is derived from Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). During the workshop we will explore a number of ideas about how and why we suffer, and link this to how the human mind has evolved in a particular way that can lead for great kindness, care and compassion, or to great cruelty, harm and suffering to others. We will explore a model of emotion regulation that may help us to understand our own, and our clients, mental distress, before moving on to explore how compassion may help to bring a health balance to our emotion systems.

We will also spend some time discussing how we may help our clients to cultivate a ‘compassionate mind’, including greater self-compassion, and have some time for experiential practices to do this commonly used in CFT.

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