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Self-Compassion and Resilience: Clinical Interventionsfor Rewiring Self-Criticism | Seminar on DVD
Desmond, Tim, LMFT
PESI, Inc. / Seminar on DVD / 2015-11-01 / X48625
price: $279.95 (may be subject to change)
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Multi-disc video recording (5 hr 56 min) with electronic manual and instructions

How many of your clients would benefit from having more love, kindness and forgiveness toward themselves?

In this seminar, you will learn specific practices to help your clients develop the absolutely essential quality of self-compassion. Evidence now demonstrates that compassion is a skill that can be developed through deliberate practice, and used to heal suffering and transform negative core beliefs.

This interactive seminar brings together recent discoveries from neuroscience, cognitive science, psychotherapy outcome research, and positive psychology to give you a wealth of information about new developments that have huge implications for therapy.

Exciting advances in science are changing how we understand compassion. No longer is it an insubstantial, flowery concept. It can be physiologically measured, and it is one of the most important factors in mental health and achievement in life.

By the end of this seminar, you will have the tools to provide for more effective therapy and help nearly any client become more self-compassionate.

Describe the neurological basis of compassion and how it impacts mental health.
Apply specific compassion practices to relieve anxiety and depression.
Outline strategies for strengthening the brain’s compassion circuit through deliberate practice.
Demonstrate self-compassion interventions to improve trauma treatment outcomes.
Implement the three core elements of building a compassionate alliance with your clients.
Explain how to strengthen compassion within yourself to enhance your relationships and wellbeing.


Neuroscience and Compassion
The Happiest Man in the World
The Discovery of the Brain’s Compassion Circuit
How to Strengthen the Brain’s Compassion Circuit
Compassion Practices for Emotional Regulation and Resilience

Self-Compassion Practices for Anxiety and Depression
Advanced Mindfulness for Anxiety and Depression
Using Compassion Practices to Regulate Mood

Self-Compassion to Heal Trauma
Memory Reconsolidation: How Trauma Heals
Using Compassion Practices to Turbocharge Trauma Work

Beyond Pathology: Compassion Practices to Enhance Wellbeing
Expanding Our Circles of Compassion

Cognitive Science and Compassion
The Habit System and the Effort System
Hardwiring Compassion as an Automatic Habit

Psychotherapy Outcome Research and Compassion
Therapist Compassion is the Single Best Predictor of Positive Outcomes
Three Elements of Compassionate Alliance
Tools to Build a Compassionate Alliance with any Clients

Self-Compassion Research
Self-Compassion is More Important Than Self-Esteem
Self-Compassion Improves Motivation to Achieve

About the Speaker:

Tim Desmond, is a Buddhist scholar, therapist in private practice, and co-founder of Morning Sun Mindfulness Center in Alstead, NH. He is the author of Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy (W.W. Norton, in press). He offers training and consultation to therapists around the world, helping them to integrate mindfulness practices into their work. Tim has presented at Yale University, the Institute of Meditation and Psychotherapy Colloquium, Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Conference, and the International Society for Ethics in Psychology and Psychiatry. His writings on mindfulness and self-compassion have appeared in the Psychotherapy Networker and the Mindfulness Bell magazine. Tim was interviewed about practices for self-compassion by the Huffington Post, and writes for major mental health websites such as
He developed and teaches “dialogue-based mindfulness therapy,” a technique for teaching mindfulness and self-compassion in which the client is guided through a meditation while giving the clinician feedback about their experience in real-time. The clinician uses this feedback to adjust and custom tailor the meditation instructions in order to ensure the client learns the technique effectively.

In 2005, Tim was ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh into the Order of Interbeing after many years of practicing in that tradition. He leads meditation retreats around the US and teaches regularly at Morning Sun Mindfulness Center in NH. In addition to the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, Tim teaches Nonviolent Communication and Positive Psychology.

*Continuing Education Information:

For U.S. and Canadian customers, a CE test is available for $9.99 USD per participant.
International CE rates may vary; please contact PESI, Inc. Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

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