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From Thursday 5th of April 2018, Michaela will be joining us to offer Compassionate Mind Training. 

Eight Thursday evenings 7.30pm-9.30pm at The Forster Institute, starting 5th of April 2018

Read more about the course and book tickets online on  
Email to ask questions about this course.

Early bird rates of £199, then regular price is £249 for eight consecutive weeks.

What is Compassionate Mind Training?

 Compassionate Mind Training helps us facilitate compassion for ourselves and others, through learning more about how the human mind works. This course focuses on understanding how we just find ourselves here, in a complex world, with brains flawed from how we have gone through evolution. How things are not our faults, but rather a function of our genetic makeup, our past experiences and current contexts. Why we get stuck in loops in our thinking, making us dwell on the past and worry about the future.

On this course, you will learn how to use mindfulness techniques to be more anchored in the present moment, and use visualisation and breathing techniques to develop more a compassionate mind, both to yourself and to others. There will be a mix of theoretical teaching about the mind, body and the brain, and plenty of practical exercises to help you grow your compassionate mind.

The course is run over 8 sessions, lasting 2 hours each and includes audio files for practise between the sessions, as well as weekly handouts to keep. Although set up in a group format for supportive discussions, this teaching is a not a group therapy, but rather done in a workshop style format.

Why work on developing compassion?

Do you beat yourself up when you make mistakes? Do you find yourself getting stuck in loops of thinking, or struggle with motivation at times? Do you struggle to understand why we do what we do, think like we do and feel the emotions we feel? Would you like to be more in the present moment? Do you have an inner critical voice? Do you find yourself short tempered with others? Have you experienced difficult events in your life which ‘block’ you from expressing kindness to yourself or others? If yes to any of these questions, then this course in mindful compassion might be for you, to help you become more gentle with yourself and others. 

Who can help me strengthen my compassion?

Michaela Thomas of CBT Innovation is a Senior Clinical Psychologist and Cognitive Behaviour Therapist with 14 years of experience of psychology and mental health.