COMPASSIONATE MIND TRAINING: A PERSONAL PRACTICE WORKSHOP
with Prof Paul Gilbert OBE 
Author of Overcoming DepressionThe Compassionate Mind and Mindful Compassion
and Dr Nicola Petrocchi
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14-16 December 2017
 
 
This workshop* will help to facilitate participants with cultivating their potential for a compassionate mind with personal practice. It will give people direct experience of mindfulness and compassion practices drawn from a synthesis of Western therapeutic and Buddhist approaches as outlined in 'The Compassionate Mind' (2009)  and ‘Mindful Compassion’ (2013). By integrating mindfulness into the practice of compassion, we will find a step by step approach to cultivating the inner compassionate self.

By creating a stable base through mindfulness practices of soothing breathing and grounding, we will build on this by establishing a warm and receptive inner environment through working with voice tone, facial expressions and wise acceptance of our changing emotions. We also work with our bodies to show how certain systems, such as the vagal parasympathetic system, can be linked to and cultivated by compassion practice. 

Through conscious identification with qualities of strength, wisdom and commitment we learn to embody the compassionate self. From this place we are then in a position to relate compassionately to the parts of ourselves that struggle, and to broaden our compassion to other people in our lives. In this way we will experience the healing qualities that come from a stable and compassionate mind 
and develop new and transformative ways of being with our self and other people.
 
Accommodation is avaliable at the hotel at a reduced rate for workshop attendees. Please email compassion_well@hotmail.co.uk for more information.
Workshop Schedule =  Day One (Registration from 9) 10-5; Day Two 9-5, Day Three 9-4.
Workshop Price is £350 (£325 for members, who should choose the concessionary option), which includes lunch and refreshments.
To pay using a debit or credit card, please select one of the options at the bottom of the page. To pay by cheque, or to request an invoice, please email compassion_well@hotmail.co.uk 
 
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*Workshop has previously been called 'Mindful Compassion: A Personal Practice Workshop'
Read a review of the previous workshop from Dr James Kirby, by clicking here.
 
 
 
FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS WORKSHOP
"Inspiring; nurturing; informative; clear and well presented; well paced; enjoyable; friendly".
"I found this course incredibly helpful in deepening my understanding... really wonderful facilitators and clear explanations of concepts with friendly approach."
"Absolutely amazing."
"It was a wonderful experience which I am grateful for."
"This has been life changing."
"Excellent. I have been fully Paul Gilbert-ed (that should be a word if it isn't)"
"Super leaders. Paul is so full of life and wisdom"
"Loved it, loved it, loved it! Relaxed yet rigorous training - loved the interaction with delegates and facilitators. Life changing - empowered by the dynamic tools we have gained, inspired 'to the be the change that I want to see in the world.'"
"Transformative. Nothing will look quite the same, at least for a while. I'd definitely attend a future Compassionate Wellbeing workshop."
Mindful Compassion, Derby Registration: £350
Mindful Compassion, Derby Concession: £325