Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy for Shame & Self-Critical Difficulties

Led by the founder of CFT, Professor Paul Gilbert OBE

Event date: Monday, 3 October 2016 at 9.00 AM
Running until: Wednesday, 5 October 2016 at 5.00 PM


3-5 October 2016




University of Derby - Enterprise Centre, 37 Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LA

About the workshop:

This workshop will introduce participants to the basic ideas and interventions used in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).

CFT was originally developed with people with high shame and self-criticism. These individuals often come from difficult backgrounds where there are low levels of affiliation and affection. This is problematic because from infancy onwards attachment and affiliative experiences play a major role in brain development and regulation of threat-based emotion. Indeed, individuals from these backgrounds can find experiencing positive, affiliative emotions (accepting compassion and being self-compassionate) difficult. This workshop will explore the role of the evolution of mammalian attachment and affiliation in threat regulation with a focus on the complexity of threat processing systems and its regulation through affiliative processing. This workshop will be led by the founder of CFT, Professor Paul Gilbert. 


Early bird conference fee £375 (before 20 August)
Normal Rate £435
Student Rate £270 (valid student number required)

More information and booking

For more information, please contact Joanna Atkinson or call 01332 597911.