CFT and Parenting Webinar series

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July 3, 2024
July 24, 2024
CFT and Parenting Webinar series


Registration for this workshop is from 08:30hrs.

We will host this workshop via Zoom Meetings, and will send all relevant joining instructions a week before the workshop. For those who are unable to attend all of the live broadcast, this workshop will be recorded, and recordings will be available for up to one month after the live broadcast for you to watch in your own time.


All timings are according to UK BST (GMT+1)

Session 1, 3rd July 2024: 09:00hrs - 11:00hrs

Session 2, 10th July 2024: 09:00hrs - 11:00hrs

Session 3, 17th July 2024: 09:00hrs - 11:00hrs

Session 4, 24th July 2024: 09:00hrs - 11:00hrs


This workshop is priced at a flat rate of £115. For those in difficult financial circumstances, who may struggle to afford this price, please contact hello@compassionatemind.co.uk

About this Workshop

Compassion Focused Therapy can make a significant difference in how parents relate to themselves and to their children.

Across this series of 4 webinars you will be introduced to

1) what compassion is and why parenting matters,

2) the theoretical and empirical links between compassion and parenting,

3) how to apply a compassion focused approach to parentings, as well as

4) research evaluations examining CFT and parenting.

Across the webinars there will be times for question and answer, experiential practices and role play exercises.

Session 1
Wednesday July 3rd, 2024

Introduction to what Compassion is and Why Parenting Matters
Different Parenting Populations
Parenting Practices and Attachment
The Importance of Warmth

Session 2
Wednesday July 10th, 2024

Assessing Parenting Styles
Shame and Parenting
Introducing Compassion Focused Strategies in a Parenting Context
Asking about Self-Compassion in Parenting

Session 3
Wednesday July 17th, 2024

Emotion Regulation Systems
Co-Regulation with Three Circles
Physiology and Voice Tone
Compassionate-Self to Help with Parenting Challenges

Session 4
Wednesday July 24th, 2024

Evaluations of CFT Interventions for Parents
Embodiment of Compassionate-Self & Final Tips
Q & A


Online via Zoom

This course is for

Healthcare Professionals
Those working within the healthcare profession
Those who have completed introductory trainings
Introductory trainings refer to courses of 2 or 3 days provided by the Compassionate Mind Foundation or if led by a recognised CFT trainer
Mental Healthcare Practitioners
Psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors, nurses, psychiatrists and other mental health professions

Meet your instructor(s)

Dr James Kirby

Dr James Kirby

Senior Lecturer & Clinical Psychologist


Can I watch the recordings in my own time?

We understand that, due to time differences, it may not be possible for you to attend all of this training live with us. With that in mind, the workshop will be recorded, and you'll have access to the recordings for a month after the live broadcast to watch in your own time.

If you're unable to attend for the entire duration, please email hello@compassionatemind.co.uk to let us know, as non-attendees will not receive a certificate unless we are informed of your circumstances.

I might have to miss a session due to prior commitments. Can I catch up later?

Yes, this absolutley fine. The workshop will be recorded, and you'll be able to catch up on anything you've missed for up to a month after the live broadcast.

What if I am unable to attend?

If you find you are unable to attend this course, please email our admin team via hello@compassionatemind.co.uk as soon as possible. You will be given the option to transfer to another course (within 12 months). Refunds are available if cancellation occurs no less than one month before the start of the course, although we will consider exceptional circumstances.

When will I receive the login details?

All delegates signed up to the workshop will receive the joining links, instructions, handouts and any extra resources and information via email. We send these roughly a week before the workshop start date.

Will I get a certificate of attendance?

All attendees will received a certificate upon completion of the course. This will be emailed to you, so please ensure that your details are correct on registration.

Our staff will take a register on each day of the workshop and any non-attendees will not receive a certificate. If you are unable to attend for any reason, please get in touch at hello@compassionatemind.co.uk

Can I attend this course without having completed an Introductory workshop?

Yes, this course is suitable for those who are new to CFT, although some knowledge of the basics may be helpful.


If you wish to book via invoice, please click here to download our workshop booking form.

Terms and conditions

All places booked for our event, must be paid for prior to attending the event unless pre-agreed with management. Please note that we cannot confirm your place until we have received payment.

Should you be unable to attend the event, please contact our admin team as soon as possible via hello@compassionatemind.co.uk. Refunds, less the Eventbrite administration fee, will be made if cancellations are received in writing up to one month before the event. Any cancellations received after this time will not be eligible for a refund, although we will consider exceptional circumstances.  While refunds for failure to attend cannot be made, you can transfer your event fee to a future event that will take place within 12 months of your booking without an additional penalty.

Please note that information about the event and venue are subject to change and cancellation. Occasionally, an event may have to be cancelled or postponed.  We will endeavour to inform you of any changes and cancellations as soon as possible via email. We cannot take responsibility for any resulting costs you may incur for travel, accommodation, any other related goods or service or other compensation should an event cancellation occur.

For all face-to-face events, lunch provided at the event will be vegetarian and will include eggs, but no meat or fish (though vegan options will also be made available). However, please advise us of any dietary requirements in the notes section whilst booking online and we will do our best to accommodate your request.