Mobilising Compassion: Utilising Action Methods in Compassion Focused Therapy

Two day workshop on the 9th-10th May 2019 in DERBY

Conference Details

Presented By: Kate Lucre

Date/Time: 9th May 2019 at 9:00am until 10th May 2019 at 5:00pm

Venue: Hallmark Hotel Derby, Mickleover Court, Etwall Road, Mickleover, Derby, DE3 0XX

Location: Derby

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Event Description

How do we develop the confidence and skill to bring embodied movement and work in action to our psychotherapeutic practice to support our clients to cultivate compassion in their minds and bodies? It is perhaps through offering ourselves the opportunity to practice the techniques, through the lens of compassion, for ourselves, learning from the inside out.

This workshop aims to introduce simple but effective ways of working in action in both individual and group settings. There will be an explicit focus in this workshop on using chair work, role taking and the use of play based interventions to deepen our clients’ understanding of their difficulties as well as to stimulate the care giving and care receiving capacities to work through early trauma and past difficulties.  

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) is a motivational and integrative approach to working with shame and self-criticism, manifest in a broad range of psychological and emotional difficulties. As such this evolutionary psychology based neuroscientific model of the mind is highly relevant and applicable to working with embodied action.

Action Methods include a rich variety of structured experiential methods used in organisational, educational, community and therapeutic settings.  This may include group building exercises and other activities such as group problem solving, developing and rehearsing new skills, interactive drama techniques, values clarification exercises and activities aimed at promoting new decisions and personal change.  Working in action is intended to engage the whole person in mind, emotions, body and action.  This workshop will introduce creative, action and movement-based interventions to meet the fundamental aims of CFT, the cultivation of compassion across the three flows, to the self, from others and to others. 

Hallmark Hotel Derby, Mickleover Court, Etwall Road, Mickleover, Derby, DE3 0XX, Derby

Additional Information

An overview of CFT and the rationale for working with embodied action will provide a basis for experiential exercises to deepen understanding and practice therapeutic integration. A focus on personal practice, experiential learning and self-discovery will inform the teaching over the course of the two days. Role play demonstrations will introduce the practices followed by opportunities for personal practice and reflective space.

This workshop has been designed for CFT practitioners, therapists and clinicians who wish to deepen their practice by developing knowledge and skills in embodied, action based exploratory pathways, which they can apply in CFT practice with clients.

Some prior knowledge and application of CFT will be advantageous to those wishing to attend this workshop as we will not covering the basis model in detail. However prior training in CFT is not required.


Workshop Leader 

Kate Lucre is a Birmingham based Compassion Focused Therapist and Supervisor specialising in the use of CFT for complex trauma, personality and relational difficulties for groups and individual. She is the regional supervision coordinator for the Compassionate Mind Foundation and also runs workshops for the Foundation and across the UK on CFT for Groups and Compassion Focused Staff Support and Supervision. Kate offers CFT supervision in groups and individually, including a monthly international  Supervision Group for therapists involved in the provision of CFT groups. She has have published data on Compassion Focused Group Psychotherapy and is currently completing a PhD in CFT at Birmingham University evaluating a 12 month CFGP programme for people with severe personality disorder. Kate is also involved in a number of UK wide research projects developing and evaluating Compassion Focused Staff Support Initiatives. You can see some of her past presentations at


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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.