Compassion-Focused Approach to Recovering from Trauma

1 day 9:30am – 4:30pm 7 CPD hours

Course Brief

This one-day Masterclass, presented by Dr Chris Irons, will explore how Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) can play a central and transformative role in helping people who have experienced trauma.

In this workshop we’ll explore how compassion - through the theory, psychoeducation and practices of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) - can play a central and transformative role in helping people who have experienced trauma.

The workshop will explore how:

  • trauma and related difficulties (e.g. emotion dysregulation, shame, self-criticism) can be understood and worked with through the lens of the CFT model
  • how cultivation of the soothing system and compassion are powerful ways to engage trauma-based distress
  • how we can put the compassionate mind to work in exploring blocked emotions
  • how the CFT model not only focuses on alleviation of distress, but also the process of promoting wellbeing and recovery

Duration: 1 day

CPD Hours: 7

On Zoom

Modality: CFT (Compassion-Focused Therapy)

Attendance: Live on Zoom or watching the full recording

Recording: Available after the course

It will be extremely beneficial for all participants to complete SDS's introductory course on Compassion Focused Therapy:

Compassion Focused Therapy with Dr Chris Irons

This course can be used for continuing with your SDS Accreditation on the following Certificates:

It can also be taken as an independent stand-alone training course.

This course comes with 7 CPD Hours.

This course is suitable for those working with trauma, for non-specifically trauma-focused practitioners, and for managers and supervisors in the mental health and social care sector.

This course counts as a follow up training for all SDS Students who have obtained SDS Accreditation in Trauma (BPS Approved Certificate in Trauma Treatments). You accreditation extends accordingly after this training.

It also stands as a stand-alone CPD training.

Course Tutor

Dr Chris Irons
Clinical Psychologist, Director of Balanced Minds

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 also works for the Compassionate Mind Foundation, and as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Derby.