The Compassionate Mind Approach to Postnatal Depression (and other other forms of distress arising in the perinatal period)

1 day Workshop

Presented By: Dr Michelle Cree

Date/Time: 3rd March 2017 at 9:30am until 3rd March 2017 at 4:30pm

Venue: Riverside Chambers, Full Street, Derby DE1 3AF

Location: Derby

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Event Description

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

“I thought having a baby was supposed to be joyful?”:

Using Compassion Focused Therapy to enhance mood, confidence, and bonding.

When we have a baby we hope we will feel joy, contentment, and love. Indeed we are surrounded by images on television and in magazines that suggest this is how we should feel. For many however, this is not the experience. The tragedy is that not only can our time with a new baby be very difficult, but when we struggle we can feel that somehow we are to blame for this. But when we shame and blame ourselves it can be very difficult to find our way through this potentially challenging time.
This workshop looks at how shifting our relationship to ourselves from one of shame and blame to one of kindness, support, encouragement, non-judgment, and compassion profoundly affects us, even at a physiological level, and can offer us a way through even the most of difficult experiences.
During the workshop we will address:

  • Some of the many influences which “throw us off course” when we have a baby, which we do not choose but which we can end up blaming ourselves for.
  • Some of the myths of new motherhood which suggest we are “off course” when we are not.
  • How to develop a Compassion Focused formulation to understand how influences from our earlier life experiences may come to bear on becoming a mother.
  • Techniques for building our compassionate mind in relation to postnatal depression, and other perinatal difficulties such as anxiety, obsessive- compulsive disorder, and a struggle to bond.

Riverside Chambers, Full Street, Derby DE1 3AF, Derby

Additional Information

The workshop will include practical experience of some of the compassionate mind training exercises. Participants are welcome to bring case material for discussion as we go through the day.

The workshop is aimed at practitioners who are working with women experiencing postnatal depression, anxiety, and bonding difficulties.

The workshop will briefly cover the fundamental principles of Compassion Focused Therapy. Those new to the approach would benefit from visiting for a more detailed understanding prior to attending the workshop.

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Refunds, less a 20% administration fee, will be made if cancellations are received in writing up to six weeks before the Workshop.  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 workshop fee to a future workshop.