Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy: Advanced Clinical Techniques with Tim Desmond, LMFT
We know that self-compassion has the power to help us let go of anxiety, anger and suffering from the past, as well as to develop greater peace of mind, strength of presence, and a more open heart. But we also know that these benefits come from practice, not just accumulating knowledge. In this presentation, we will explore advanced clinical techniques for utilizing the power of self-compassion with nearly any client.
Join us in person (The Arlington Center, Arlington, MA) or online (via Zoom) to explore Dialogue-Based Mindfulness to improve our ability to teach mindfulness and compassion practices to clients in acute emotional distress. We will also learn custom-tailored compassion training practices to improve emotional regulation, reduce self-criticism, and heal trauma.
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
1. Understand the role of the brain's "Care Circuit" in compassion training.
2. Describe Dialogue-Based Mindfulness and how it differs from traditional guided meditations.
3. Apply self-compassion to the concept of modularity and "psychological parts."
Tim Desmond, LMFT, is a mindfulness teacher, therapist, and co-founder of Morning Sun Mindfulness Center in Alstead, NH. He is the author of Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy and offers training to therapists around the world, helping them to integrate mindfulness and self-compassion practices into their work. He is a student of Thich Nhat Hanh, with whom he has studied closely for nearly 20 years. Tim offers a 12-week online course called the Foundations of Self-Compassion.