Using Compassion Focused Therapy for Self-criticism

13 December 20239:30am - 12:30pm
  • Clinical
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Online workshop
Division of Clinical Psychology
DCP West Midlands Branch


In this workshop we’ll explore some of the core ideas underpinning CFT, and look at how we understand, engage and work with a common transdiagnositic difficulty in therapy - self-criticism.

Using experiential exercises, we’ll look at how we can understand our self-critic, and use our compassionate mind to bring changes.


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Dr Chris Irons

Dr Chris Irons is a clinical psychologist, researcher, writer and trainer specialising in Compassion Focused Therapy. He is co-director of Balanced Minds (, an organisation providing compassion-focused psychological interventions and training. He is also co-director of BalO (, a company focusing on bringing greater compassion and balance to all levels of organisations. 

For over 20 years, Chris has worked with Professor Paul Gilbert and other colleagues on the research and clinical developments linked to CFT. He was involved in some of the initial research papers and book chapters on CFT (Gilbert & Irons, 2004, 2005), and has published many articles and book chapters on compassion, attachment, shame and self-criticism. He has authored five books, including ‘The Compassionate Mind Workbook’ (with Dr Elaine Beaumont) and ‘CFT from the Inside Out’ (with Russell Kolts, James Bennett-Levy and Tobyn Bell), and ‘The Compassionate Mind Approach for Difficult Emotions’. Alongside Elaine Beaumont, he recently released the first CFT and self-compassion app called ‘The Self Compassion App’.

Chris regularly provides CFT teaching, training, workshops and retreats across the world. He is an experienced clinician, having worked in the NHS and in independent practice for many years. He has recently been leading on the development of compassion based approaches for the general public, and in integrating these approaches in organisations 


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