This workshop will be 21 hours for towards your CPD, and you will receive an certificate of attendance shortly after the workshop.
We will host this workshop via Zoom Meetings, and will send all relevant joining instructions a week before the workshop. There will be no formal registration, and the waiting room will be open from 9am, after which time staff will add delegates to the meeting.
This workshop is priced at a flat rate of £250. Those wishing to pay by invoice can request a booking form by emailing Binita Shah. For those in difficult financial circumstances, who may struggle to afford this price, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All timings are according to British Summer Time (BST)
Day One: 09:30 - 16:30
Day Two: 09.30 - 16:30
Day Three: 09.30 - 116.30
The workshop has been designed to be interactive and give delegates as much of the experience and content as the physical workshop as possible. Kate will go through the content, sharing the slides and materials, conduct polls and answer any questions you may have. There will also be instances of group work throughout the three days. We therefore ask delegates to attend all three days to benefit from this and to receive the CPD certificate at the end
It is understood that staff stress and illness can compromise the effectiveness of teams and within organisations. Teams that are operating in conditions of threat can lead of staff having lower levels of compassion to self and others (Henshall, 2015). Whereas there is growing evidence to show that explicit development and practice of compassion can provide a useful way of helping staff to manage their own distress, be less reactive to social threats and reduce experience of self-criticism , anxiety and depression (Lucre & Taylor, 2020; Allen & Leary, 2010; Arch et al, 2014; Breines et al, 2015; Gilbert, 2005; Neff et al, 2007).
It is already becoming clear that there will be an immeasurable human impact of this global pandemic on health care workers, service providers and on us all. Compassion and Compassion Focused Approaches have a uniquely helpful and hopeful offering in this context of understanding our shared common humanity and propensity for threat focused emotional processing and the understandable survival strategies which emerge in this context. As we are encouraged to keep a social distance from others, CFA offers an alternative way of formulating this as ‘safe relating’ which encourages us to consider how we remain connected to others in conditions of safeness (Paul Gilbert's lecture series)
In light of this need for a human response, services are already preparing immediate and medium-term trauma informed approaches. Many clinicians are being asked to offer reflective practice and general support to staff in general hospitals in the hope of ameliorating the inevitable trauma, burn out and vicarious trauma.
These responses will often be offered remotely, either by phone or using online formats. This online training offers an introduction to Compassion Focused Staff Support (CFSS) with a combination of experiential learning, experiential CFSS groups and the option of supervision to support clinicians who wish to either incorporate these into their current practice and / or to developed specific CFSS interventions.
This workshop will offer a model for developing and delivering compassion focused staff support initiatives to a variety of staff teams. This will include practical resources and ideas for establishing these groups and working with the blocks to compassion in these settings.
This workshop has been designed for practitioners, therapists and clinicians who wish to develop their knowledge and practical skill in developing and delivering Compassion Focused staff support groups and also utilising compassion focused concepts within a supervisory framework. The day can also be steered according to the particular needs of the group.
The three days will be highly experiential with a mixture of role play demonstrations opportunities for practice, multimedia and small groups discussions. Personal practice is an essential underpinning to this work and therefore will form an integral part of this workshop with the opportunity for personal exploration of compassion and the practices which accompany the model.
Access to a Sound Cloud with personal practice sessions for personal and use with the groups
Resource pack including preparatory PowerPoints sessions for group members
Relevant literature relating to CFSS
Access to an ongoing monthly online CFSS supervisory group to support the development and maintenance of CFSS groups.
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.
Unfortunately, due to the interactive nature of this workshop, and that it will contain a lot of group work, we feel you'd be missing too much of it's value if you cannot participate live. If time zones are an issue, please contact us and we'll see if we can arrange something to meet your timezone.
Yes, this is no problem at all. You can download the booking form at the bottom of the 'Prices' section.
We will send joining instructions, including the Zoom workshop link, one week before the start date.
As this course is aimed at an intermediate level, so participants will be expected to have a basic understanding of the CFT model, we would encourage you to attend one of our introductory trainings first.
If you find you are unable to attend this course, please email our admin team via email@example.com 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.
Yes, all delegates will received a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.