Spring 2019 Compassion Focused Therapy Level I: Compassionate Mind Training

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Spring 2019 Compassion Focused Therapy Level I: Compassionate Mind Training

Time: May 2, 2019 at 5pm to June 20, 2019 at 7pm
Location: Wild Blue Mindfulness Studio at Ottawa River Psychology Group
Street: 44 Hawthorne Avenue
City/Town: Ottawa
Website or Map: http://ottawariverpsychology.…
Phone: 6136563331
Event Type: cft, group, -, compassionate, mind, training
Organized By: Kimberly Sogge PhD CPsych
Latest Activity: Feb 6, 2019

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This 8 week psychotherapy group on Compassion Focused Therapy Level I: Compassionate Mind Training is guided by a registered psychologist with 30 years of clinical experience. This group will teach techniques for reducing shame, stress and reactivity using  “Compassion-Focused Therapy” which has been described as a psychotherapy that "draws from cutting-edge neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, and Buddhist mindfulness methods to teach us innovative, evidence-based meditation, as well as visualization and cognitive re-framing techniques designed to increase our emotional strength and psychological flexibility." (Dr. Dennis Tirch, CFT Foundation North America)

You will leave this 8 week Compassion Focused Therapy Level I group equipped with an array of powerful new tools and healing perspectives that will permit you to move beyond stress and reactivity, and live with renewed meaning, purpose, and vitality.

What will I get from this group? This group will give you 16+ hours of direct contact with a doctoral trained registered psychologist trained in Compassion Focused Therapy. We will cover knowledge, skills and practice in these areas:

  • Why we need compassion
  • Neuroscience of compassion
  • The three flows of compassion
  • Fears, blocks and resistances to compassion
  • Cultivating soothing system techniques
  • Developing the compassionate self
  • Directing the compassionate mind
  • Cultivating compassionate attention, thinking, emotion, and behavior
  • Working with common difficulties with compassion
  • Relapse prevention: sustaining the compassionate mind long term

Group structure: This will be a CLOSED group for cultivating safeness and confidentiality (same participants working together for 8 weeks) and is structured as 8 weeks of 2 hour sessions. Register early as group size is extremely limited. This will be a safe, and potentially very powerful group experience.

Group content: We will be working through the research and training techniques of Dr. Paul Gilbert's UK-based Compassion Focused Therapy as represented by the Compassionate Mind training protocol and psychological research of Drs Chris Irons and Elaine Beaumont, psychologists at the National Health Service in London, and the University of Salford in the UK, respectively.

When? The group will be on Thursday evenings 5-7pm starting May 2, 2019.

Where? The group will be held in the Wild Blue Mindfulness studio at the Ottawa River Psychology Group, 44 Hawthorne Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario.  Call 613-656-3331 for more information and to register via telephone or register online at the link included here.

Who is eligible? This group is for adults only, ages 21+.

Indicated for those who:are  individuals interested in learning skills to manage pain and stress in daily life, increase confidence, increase self compassion, reduce blocks to self-love, generosity, intimacy, healthy risk taking, and increase resilience and self care. This group would be an excellent adjunct to individual psychotherapy, relapse prevention, maintaining wellbeing or cultivating personal growth.

Call our office at Ottawa River Psychology Group 613-656-3331 or email info@ottawariverpsychology.com  to inquire if you have questions about whether this group is right for you.

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