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The Kindness Crusade: Creative and Compassionate Ways to Boost Wellbeing

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March 25, 2022
March 25, 2022

Timings and Registration

Registration for this workshop is from 09.00, and the workshop will run from 9.30-16.30 GMT.

We will host this workshop via Zoom Meetings, and will send all relevant joining instructions a week before the workshop. The workshop has been designed to be interactive and give delegates as much of the experience and content as a physical workshop as possible. As there will also be opportunities to ask Dr Mary Welford and Dr Elaine Beaumont questions directly, as well as instances of group work throughout the day, we therefore ask that the session is attended live.

This workshop is priced at a flat rate of £99. For those in difficult financial circumstances, who may struggle to afford this price, please contact

This workshop will be 6 hours towards your CPD, and you will receive a certificate of attendance shortly after the workshop.

The Kindness Crusade: Creative and Compassionate Ways to Boost Wellbeing

About this Course

This workshop will be led by Dr Elaine Beaumont and Dr Mary Welford. Growing up is a juggling act. Our bodies and hormones change, usually at the same time as important decisions about our future need to be made. People often put extra pressure on themselves, compare themselves unfavourably to others and excessively worry about what other people think. Add in exams, interviews, relationships, social media, peer pressure, celebrity culture and everyday stressors, and it's no wonder wellbeing can take a nosedive.

Based on materials from the bestselling book The Kindness Workbook, this workshop will immerse delegates in a range of creative and compassion focused approaches devised to boost wellbeing. The workshop will also explore some of the playful and creative aspects of Compassion Focused Therapy: - “In childhood learning is best conducted under conditions of playfulness and low threat. The same is true in therapy” (Gilbert, 2010 p206).

By learning and experiencing techniques and practices first hand, those attending will be well placed to share them with others.

Learning Objectives

This workshop will explicitly cover the following:

1. A brief overview of Compassion Focused Therapy

2. A rationale for using creative and compassionate interventions to boost wellbeing will be explored

3. Delegates will be given the opportunity to practice a variety of creative and compassionate interventions

4. Develop an understanding of how creative elements from approaches such as CFT can be used to help young people navigate difficulties and challenges

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Online (via zoom)

This course is for

Those working in educative settings, with an interest in mental health
Practising people
that are looking for a new way to introduce compassion based therapy into their practice.
Healthcare Professionals
Those working within the healthcare profession
Mental Healthcare Practitioners
Psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors, nurses, psychiatrists and other mental health professions

Recommended Reading

Beaumont. E., & Welford, M. (2020). The Kindness Workbook: Compassionate and Creative Ways to Boost Your Wellbeing. London: Little, Brown Book Group

Beaumont, E., Bell, T., McAndrew, S., & Fairhurst, H. (2021). The impact of Compassionate Mind Training on qualified health professionals undertaking a Compassion Focused Therapy module. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 21 (1)

Beaumont, E., & Hollins Martin, C. (2016). A proposal to support student therapists to develop compassion for self and others through Compassionate Mind Training. The Arts in Psychotherapy 50, 111-118

Gilbert, P. (2010). Compassion Focused Therapy: Distinctive Features. Hove, UK: Routledge

Gilbert, P. (2009). The Compassionate Mind: A New Approach to Life’s Challenges. London: Constable  

Irons, C., & Beaumont, E. (2017). The Compassionate Mind Workbook: A step-by-step guide to developing your compassionate self. London: Little, Brown Book Group

Welford, M. (2012). The Compassionate Mind Approach to Building Self-Confidence. London: Robinson

Welford, M. (2016) Compassion Focused Therapy for Dummies. Wiley

Welford, M.  & Langmead, K. (2015) Compassion based initiatives in Educational Settings: Universal Psychology and Systems Approaches to Service Delivery. Educational and Child Psychology, 32(1): 71-80

Meet your instructor(s)

Dr Mary Welford

Dr Mary Welford

Clinical Psychologist

Mary is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist & Director of Compassion in Mind. She is a founding member of the Compassionate Mind Foundation and was Chair of the charity for a 4 year term.  She authored The Compassionate Mind Guide to Building Self Confidence in 2012, Compassion Focused Therapy for Dummies in 2016 and co-authored The Kindness Workbook in 2020. She is currently writing a book for key stage 2-3.  

Dr Elaine Beaumont

Dr Elaine Beaumont


Elaine is a psychotherapist and lecturer in counselling and psychotherapy at the University of Salford. She works with a range of organisations and charities primarily working with people who have experienced trauma. Elaine provides workshops regarding mental health, staff wellbeing and compassionate mind training for a variety of organisations and her research has been presented worldwide. 

Elaine is the co-author of The Kindness Workbook: Compassionate and Creative Ways to Boost Your Wellbeing, The Compassionate Mind Workbook: A step-by-step guide to developing your compassionate self and The Self-Compassion App 


My employer will be paying for this course. Can you arrange for an invoice?

Yes, this is no problem at all. You can download the booking form at the bottom of the 'Prices' section.

Can I watch the recordings after the live broadcast?

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.

What if I am unable to attend?

If you find you are unable to attend this course, please email our admin team via 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.

Will I get a certificate of attendance?

Yes, all delegates will received a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.

When will I receive the login details?

We will send joining instructions, including the Zoom workshop link, one week before the start date.


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 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.