Compassion Focused Therapy. A non-pathologising approach. Online workshop


In this AD4E workshop, Prof Paul Gilbert will explore the evolutionary basis of compassion-focused therapy and how compassion can be used to address many forms of mental health difficulty particularly those associated with shame and self-criticism.

The workshop will indicate how these processes are typical reactions to contextual and environmental influences impacting the way our brains evolved to process threats. Helping people understand the evolved dispositions to mental health difficulties can be very helpful in helping people to de-centre, de-shame and de-pathologise as well as seeing the value of developing a compassionate mind to themselves and others

This workshop is aimed at counsellors and psychotherapists but is open to anyone who has an interest in non-pathologising ways of supporting people.

CPD certificates are available on request for 2.5 hours.

Please note that places are limited to ensure a group size conducive to a quality learning experience.


Date and time: Mon, 29 Jan 2024 12:30 – 15:00 GMT

Location: Online