CFT for Psychosis

2 days Workshop: Mon 25th June (10am - 5pm) | Tue 26th June (9.30am - 5pm)

Conference Details

Presented By: Dr Eleanor Longden and Dr Charlie Heriot-Maitland

Date/Time: 25th June 2018 at 9:30am until 26th June 2018 at 5:00pm

Venue: The Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville St, Manchester M1 3BB

Location: Manchester

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Event Description

Registration is from 9am each morning. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, as will a CPD certificate.

Workshop participants will be introduced to the CFT model of compassion and how to apply this model in interventions for clients with psychosis-related difficulties.
Participants will learn how to help their clients establish a bodily experience of safeness through, e.g.: i) practice of soothing rhythm breathing, which activates the parasympathetic system; ii) learning to recognise what postures and activities ground and centre the person; and iii) using mindfulness and imagery exercises.
Participants will learn how to help their clients develop a ‘compassionate self’, which is a part of them with the qualities required to explore and engage with their fears and dissociated parts; essentially, a self-identity that organises the mind and provides a secure base (or grounding) from which to do the therapeutic work.

Participants will learn how to help their clients use these compassionate qualities and skills to manage internal conflicts and to initiate supportive internal dialogue between different emotional parts. This is achieved through techniques such as voice dialoguing, imagery, chair work, and letter writing.

Key resource:

  • ‘Compassion for Voices’- A 5-minute film which outlines a compassion-focused approach for relating to voices.

The Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville St, Manchester M1 3BB, Manchester

Additional Information

Dr Eleanor Longden and  Dr Charlie Heriot-Maitland

Dr Eleanor Longden is a research psychologist with lived experience of psychosis who has lectured internationally on recovery-orientated approaches to complex mental health problems, including TED and WHO events. She works at the Psychosis Research Unit (PRU) in Manchester, and coordinates the research committee of Intervoice.

Dr Charlie Heriot-Maitland is a clinical psychologist, researcher and trainer at King’s College London. He is researching the social context of anomalous experiences and the application of CFT for people experiencing distress in relation to psychosis. He provides psychological therapies in NHS psychosis services, and in private practice, and runs compassion training workshops.


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Terms and Conditions: 

Please contact us as soon as possible on for any cancellations. Refunds, less a 20% administration fee, will be made if cancellations are received in writing up to six weeks before the event.  Any cancellations received after this time will not be eligible for a refund.  We regret, refunds for failure to attend cannot be made but you can transfer your event fee to a future event within 12 months.

Please note that information about the event and venue are subject to change and cancellation. Occasionally, an event may have to be cancelled or postponed.  We will try and inform of any changes and cancellations as soon as possible via email.  We cannot be held responsible for any resulting costs you may incur for travel, accommodation, any other related goods or service or other compensation.

We will confirm the final details of the event, 7-10 days before the start date.

Lunch provided at the event will be vegetarian and will include eggs, but no meat or fish. However, please advise us of any dietary requirements in the notes section whilst booking online and we will try to accommodate your request.