Compassionate mind training

Mindfulness meets Compassion Focused Therapy

This 8-week online course is based on Compassion Focused Therapy. It combines mindfulness with self-compassion practices designed to build self-esteem and self-confidence.

If you find that self-criticism, anxiety, low mood or self-doubt sometimes hold you back, this course will help you to begin countering these patterns.

Our human ability for self-awareness, and therefore self-criticism and self-doubt, is an aspect of the mind that can be challenging to manage. This course is designed to help you understand self-criticism and to learn ways of managing it.

The approach draws on an understanding of human evolution, biology and attachment theory to make sense of our ability to worry, self-critique and experience stress, anxiety and depression. You will learn about the key emotion regulation systems and how compassion and mindfulness practices can be used to soothe and regulate an ‘overactive’ threat or drive system.

In this course, you will learn about the human mind, how it works and how you can best manage it. We will practice ideas and techniques designed to support a more compassionate response towards ourselves. You will receive training in mindfulness and compassionate imagery, specifically developed to activate the soothing emotion systems.

The uncertainty and challenges resulting from the global pandemic are of course having an impact on our mental wellbeing. The tools and knowledge offered in this course are designed to support your ability to manage difficult circumstances. Being part of an online group will also offer opportunities for connection and shared learning, which many of us have been missing during these national lockdowns.


Date and time:

Monday 25th January 2021 for 8 weekly sessions from 7pm – 9pm


Available anywhere! Join us from the comfort of your own home via online video call. All you need to take part are a reliable internet connection and a private space where you are able to speak.


Online course rate: £270

Early bird discounted rate (available until 8th Jan 2021): £240

By purchasing this course, you agree to the terms and conditions (including the refund and cancellation policy) outlined below in the FAQ section.

About the instructor:

I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 12 years experience working in the NHS providing talking therapies for common mental health problems. I have a doctorate training in Clinical Psychology from Royal Holloway University of London. I have trained in Compassion Focused Therapy and also have qualifications in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy. I have attended and facilitated courses in mindfulness and compassion over the last 8 years, including training with Professor Paul Gilbert, founder of The Compassionate Mind Foundation and internationally recognised trainer and researcher in this field.

I am a registered Clinical Psychologist Practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and an accredited CBT Therapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

Frequently asked questions:

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