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SRC - Two Day Workshop -18th and 19th May 2019

Presenter: Gerry Cunningham

Event Details
Rochestown Park Hotel
Registration: 09:00 Starts:09:30 - 16:30

Southern Regional Committee

Present Two Day  Workshop : 

Day 1: From Shame to Self Worth.

Day 2: Essential Neuroscience for Mental Health Professionals 


Presenters Bio:Gerry Cunningham came to study psychotherapy at postgraduate level (Dublin City University) from an academic background firmly rooted in the humanities (MA in Spirituality, BA in Philosophy) and is extensively trained in Mindfulness-based approaches and cognitive behavioural therapy (PG Diploma in CBT, University of Oxford, Masters in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, University of Oxford). Gerry is a qualified clinical supervisor and child and adolescent psychotherapist (Masters in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counselling, University of Cambridge).

Workshop Outline: 

Day 1: Shame is perhaps the most powerful of all emotions. This workshop is an experiential and theoretically explorative reflection of shame. _ learn to recognise shame in the therapeutic relationship and help your clients to work from shame to a deeper integration towards self-worth and self-compassion

-Exploring vulnerability, guilt, blame and the role of the inner critic

-Learn somatic, mindfulness, and self-compassion interventions

-Develop relational and clinical skills in treating shame. _Integrate theory and neurobiological approaches for working through trauma and shame

Day 2 : Psychotherapy builds new brain networks. In this workshop learn:

-Why neuroplasticity is important and how we can foster transformative potential and healing.

-How to apply the basic mechanisms of psychotherapeutic healing with brain change to deepen the client’s somatic, emotional, relational and potential for insight and wellbeing

-How to nurture the physical brain through simple mindfulness practices from compassion focused therapy, attachment-based approaches and third wave interventions. NB: Registration is 9am, Start time 9:30am.


CPD certificates will be emailed to participants after attendance at the Workshop.






Workshop Limited to 24 places. IACP Members only.

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