Compassion Focused Therapy
is rooted in an evolutionary model of human psychology. Participants on this course will be introduced to the difficulties that the human brain encounters as a result of its evolutionary history. We explore the way in which old motivation and emotional systems interact with newly evolved cognitive competencies and intelligences, causing difficulty and complexity in the mind.
This workshop enables participants to bring an evolutionary framework to the conceptualisation of mental health problems and their alleviation. Participants will learn:
- How the human ability to self-monitor can be a source of shame, anxiety and depression
- How the three-affect regulation system (threat awareness & coping, reward & resource seeking, and contentment & soothing) forms complex patterns within the mind
- How early life experiences can shape the organisation of our emotions and underpin mental health difficulties
We then explore the components of self-compassion and how its application can facilitate and promote wellbeing. The fears, blocks and resistances to self-compassion are also studied.
Participants complete the workshop with an understanding of compassion as flow: compassion to others, being open to compassion from others, and compassion towards oneself. The course is designed to encourage the use of practices that stimulate compassionate mental states and those that build a sense of the compassionate-self identity. More info and registrarion: firstname.lastname@example.org, +7(911)922-44-19 (phone & messengers)
Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 11-12/05/2019, 10:00-17:00 (GMT+3)