Saturday, 17 September 2022 from 10am to 4.30pm, Aghadoe Heights Hotel, Killarney
The inner critic is learned early in life, deeply ingrained in our beliefs about ourselves, and is often born out of a need to protect ourselves from hurt or disappointment. However, the inner critic can become harmful, leading to self-destructive or sabotaging behaviours.
The loudest voice in our heads is closely associated with core beliefs, self-judgment, rumination, shame, guilt, fears, procrastination, depression, trauma and eating disorders.
Exploring the inner critic is vital in learning new skills to soften and transform self-destructive, critical and sabotaging thinking patterns in therapy. Through greater self-awareness and understanding, our clients can begin to challenge and change the negative messages of the inner critic. With time and practice, our clients can learn to quieten their inner critics and hold more space for self-compassion, kindness and wisdom.
At this one-day workshop, learn to:
Support clients who criticise themselves and get stuck in patterns of over-thinking, indecision and perfectionism
Apply insights from attachment, developmental psychology and neuroscience that lead to the formation of the inner critic
Develop a new perspective on how the inner critic operates and teach simple applications for a growth mindset
Empower your clients by engaging in a new theory of mind to help them overcome self-doubt and insecurity.
Understand the neurobiology of unhelpful and critical thinking patterns to engage clients in brain-savvy interventions from self-compassion and mindfulness.
Transform negative, harsh, critical self-talk and introjects by integrating creative processes from Family Internal Systems, Schema Therapy, Voice Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy
Apply pragmatic techniques from CBT to help your clients identify destructive thoughts or voices that cause suffering and self-limiting behaviours
Progress therapy with helpful strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to transform self-schema and connect clients with their authentic self
Promote attainable steps for purpose and meaningful change, and align life with values, well-being and happiness
Location: Aghadoe Heights Hotel, Killarney
Training includes: 5.5 hours CPD, certificate, notes, resources and refreshments.
Course Trainer: Gerry Cunningham has been extensively trained in Mindfulness-Based Approaches and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. He studied for three years at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford (Masters in MCBT and PG Diploma in CBT). He has trained in psychotherapy (Dublin City University) and Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Cambridge, M. Ed). He has a Masters in Spirituality, BA in Philosophy, and a Diploma in Clinical Supervision. He is currently pursuing research interested at the University of Oxford and training at The International Centre for Clinical Excellence.