A New Approach to Overcoming Self-Criticism and Self-Sabotage
When our clients are overwhelmed by anxiety, adrift in depression, or hobbled by trauma, a lack of self-compassion is often at the heart of their difficulty. Thankfully, research has shown us that if practiced regularly, self-compassion can regulate emotions, transform negative core beliefs, and heal trauma. This experiential workshop will help you integrate self-compassion training into your work. You’ll focus on how to:
- Guide clients through highly individualized training sessions based on their specific strengths and obstacles
- Apply the eight core practices that make up the Map to Self-Compassion, including self-acceptance and embracing suffering
- Help clients feel revitalized and avoid burnout
- Choose self-compassion practices for client problems—including complex trauma and self-sabotage—based on key assessments
- Use the brain’s care circuit to regulate emotions and heal trauma in clients
Tim Desmond, LMFT, is a Distinguished Faculty Scholar at Antioch University New England, author of Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy and The Self-Compassion Skills Workbook, and a student of Thich Nhat Hanh.