Due to the way our brains are wired, the older and more primitive parts are often in direct conflict with the more newly developed parts which can lead to anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues and more. This workshop on Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) will teach you the “3 systems theory” of emotional regulation and the Compassionate Mind Training (CMT) exercises and tools that can be applied to teach clients to soothe themselves and create positive emotional responses.
Dr Chris Irons will share with you the invaluable insights and proven techniques he has gathered through his practice as a clinical psychologist and position as co-director of Balanced Minds, the largest specialist provider of CFT in the world, including:
This online program is worth 6.0 hours CPD.
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|Handout - Using Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) for trauma (34.2 MB)
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|Chris Irons - Additional Resources (132.1 KB)
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Dr. Chris Irons is a clinical psychologist, researcher, writer and trainer specialising in Compassion Focused Therapy. He is co-director of Balanced Minds, a London based organisation providing compassion-focused psychological interventions for individuals and organisations. He is also co-director of BalO, a company focusing on bringing greater compassion and balance to all levels of organisations. Chris works with Compassionate Mind Foundation and as a Visiting Lecturer at University College London (UCL).
For over 20 years, Chris has worked with Professor Paul Gilbert and other colleagues on research and clinical developments linked to CFT. He was involved in some of the initial research papers and book chapters on CFT (Gilbert & Irons, 2004, 2005), and has published many articles and book chapters on compassion, attachment, shame and self-criticism. He has authored five books, including The Compassionate Mind Workbook (with Dr. Elaine Beaumont) and CFT from the Inside Out (with Russell Kolts, James Bennett-Levy and Tobyn Bell), and The Compassionate Mind Approach for Difficult Emotions. Alongside Elaine Beaumont, he recently released the first CFT-based app called ‘The Self Compassion App’.
Chris regularly provides CFT teaching, training, workshops and retreats across the world. Chris is an experienced clinician, having worked in the NHS and in independent practice for many years. He has recently been leading on the development of compassion-based approaches for the general public, and in integrating these approaches in organisations.
Financial: Dr. Chris Irons is the director of Balanced Minds and has an employment relationship with School of Life. He receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Irons receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Chris Irons is a board member of Compassionate Mind Foundation.
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