Registration is from 8.30, and the workshop will start at 9.30. The workshop will finish at 16.30.
How do we develop the confidence and skill to bring embodied movement and work in action to our psychotherapeutic practice to support our clients to cultivate compassion in their minds and bodies? It is perhaps through offering ourselves the opportunity to practice the techniques, through the lens of compassion, for ourselves, learning from the inside out.
This workshop aims to introduce simple but effective ways of working in action in both individual and group settings. There will be an explicit focus in this workshop on using role taking and play-based interventions to deepen our clients’ understanding of their difficulties as well as to stimulate the care giving and care receiving capacities to work through early trauma and past difficulties.
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) is a motivational and integrative approach to working with shame and self-criticism, manifest in a broad range of psychological and emotional difficulties. As such this evolutionary psychology based neuroscientific model of the mind is highly relevant and applicable to working with embodied action.
Working in action is intended to engage the whole person in mind, emotions, body and action. This workshop will introduce creative, action and movement-based interventions to meet the fundamental aims of CFT, the cultivation of compassion across the three flows, to the self, from others and to others.
· The relevance of Action Methods and play basedinterventions to CFT practice
· The importance of cultivating the conditions forsafeness
· Ways of integrating work in action into currentways of working with clients
Lucre, K., & Clapton, N. (2020). The Compassionate Kitbag: A creative and integrative approach to compassion-focused therapy. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 94 (1)
Lucre, K. (in press). Compassion Focused Group Psychotherapy for people who could attract a diagnosis of personality disorder. In P. Gilbert & G. Simoris (eds) Compassion Focused Therapy: Clinical Practice and Applications. Routledge.
Tomasulo, D. J. (1998). Action Methods in Group Psychotherapy. Ann Arbor, MI: Braun-Brumfield.
Kate is a Birmingham based Compassion Focused Therapist and Supervisor specialising in the use of CFT for complex trauma, personality and relational difficulties for groups and individual. She is the regional supervision coordinator for the Compassionate Mind Foundation and also runs workshops for the Foundation and across the UK on CFT for Groups and Compassion Focused Staff Support and Supervision. Kate offers CFT supervision in groups and individually, including a monthly international Supervision Group for therapists involved in the provision of CFT groups. She has have published data on Compassion Focused Group Psychotherapy and is currently completing a PhD in CFT at Birmingham University evaluating a 12 month CFGP programme for people with severe personality disorder. Kate is also involved in a number of UK wide research projects developing and evaluating Compassion Focused Staff Support Initiatives. You can see some of her past presentations and work by clicking here.