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Professor Paul Gilbert, OBE


Effectively Treating Shame and Self-Criticism

Wednesday, 12 August 2015
The Royal York Hotel, Station Road, York, Y024 1AA (next to York Train Station)
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A unique opportunity to learn from one of the most eminent and knowledgeable professors in the world, whose contribution to clinical practice and research is unrivalled

 Practitioners continually encounter shame and self-criticism when working therapeutically with clients, across a range of presenting problems and psychological disorders. This can be challenging to address, and to treat successfully.

Professor Gilbert will explain:

  • the forms and functions of shame and self-criticism
  • how to treat shame and self-criticism by developing self- and other-directed compassion

Key skills include the use of compassion-focused imagery, building the compassionate self, and using the sense of a compassionate self to engage with areas of personal difficulty. The workshop will be interactive, employing a range of methods.

Paul Gilbert is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby, and Head of the Mental Health Research Unit at Derbyshire Mental Health Services NHS Trust. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, he has written, taught and researched extensively in the areas of mood disorders and shame. Paul is a former President of the BABCP. He has published over 150 academic papers and over 20 books. He set up the charity The Compassion Mind Foundation in 2006, and he was awarded an OBE in 2011.


Title: Effectively Treating Shame and Self-Criticism

Speaker: Professor Paul Gilbert, OBE

Date: Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Time: 9.00am – 4.45pm (registration and coffee 9.00 – 9.45am). Workshop to start promptly at 9.45am.

Venue:  The Royal York Hotel, Station Road, York, Y024 1AA. For directions

Location and parking
Please note, there is very limited parking at the hotel, for a charge of £8. Therefore, it may be advisable to travel by train, as the hotel is located next to the train station. There is parking available at York Train Station for a charge.

Payment Details
£75 (this includes refreshments and lunch; CPD certificates will also be provided). Reduced rate of £60 for Insight Healthcare’s affiliate practitioners.

Pay via:

  • Credit/debit card – contact Debbie Fryar on 01423 536536 to make payment via telephone.
  • Cheques – please make cheques payable to ‘Insight Healthcare Ltd’ and post to Debbie Fryar, Insight Healthcare, 14 Crown House, Hornbeam Square North, Harrogate, HG2 8PB. Please write your name, include if you are an Insight Healthcare affiliate practitioner, and write ‘workshop’ on the back of the cheque.
  • BACS Transfer – to the following account: Insight Healthcare Ltd, Sort code: 309391, Account number: 01844090 (please make sure that you put your name and ‘workshop’ as the reference).

Booking form
Click here to download the booking form for this event.

Workshop details
CFT was originally developed with people with high shame and self-criticism. Clients can often come from difficult backgrounds where there are low levels of affiliation and affection. This is problematic because from infancy onwards, attachment and affiliative experiences play a major role in brain development and regulation of threat-based emotion.

Individuals from these backgrounds can find experiencing positive, affiliative emotions (accepting compassion and being self-compassionate) difficult. This workshop will equip practitioners with valuable therapeutic skills to improve their understanding of, and interventions when working with clients experiencing these difficulties.

Please contact Debbie Fryar for any queries by telephone on 01423 535536 or by email at

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