One Day Online Experiential Training

Delivered via Zoom

Course brief:

During this comprehensive training event, you will observe, experience, and practice the very best that chairwork has offer across leading models of psychotherapy.

This training event, supported and co-facilitated by Dr. Fiona Kennedy (Consultant Clinical Psychologist), is designed to give therapists the skills and confidence needed to deliver chairwork across different models of therapy.

Drawing on a variety of therapeutic approaches including Compassion-Focused Therapy, CBT, Schema Therapy, ACT, and DBT, participants will experience and practice some of the most effective chairwork interventions, and learn how they are applied to a variety of common client issues.

Course Content

… History and background to chairwork

… The four key pillars of chairwork

… Working with parts of the self in an embodied and experiential manner

… Techniques for working with problematic thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, and methods for building clients’ capacity for self-compassion, acceptance, and perspective-taking

… Detailed ‘dance steps’ for delivering chairwork in face-to-face and online therapy

… Demonstrations of chairwork and small group practice

… Self-practice so you can experience chairwork from the inside-out

… Support and co-facilitation from Dr. Fiona Kennedy, the author of “Integrating CBT and third wave therapies

Matthew Pugh

Matthew Pugh is a Clinical Psychologist, Advanced Schema Therapist, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, and Voice Dialogue facilitator. He is a co-founder of Chairwork and the author of ‘Cognitive Behavioural Chairwork: Distinctive Features’. Matthew is the author of numerous chairwork-related articles and book chapters, and has trained hundreds of therapists in the use of action-based methods.

Tobyn Bell

Tobyn Bell is a Compassion-Focused and Cognitive-Behavioural Psychotherapist, Trainer, and Supervisor. He is a co-founder of Chairwork and a co-author of the book ‘Compassion Focused Therapy from the Inside Out: A Self-practice/Self-reflection Workbook for Therapists’. Tobyn regularly provides national and international training on compassion and chairwork, and is actively involved in ongoing research within these areas.

This workshop is aimed at mental health professionals who practice, have an interest, or are new to chairwork. Prior experience of using chairwork is not a requirement. The workshop is primarily skills-based and incorporates both experiential self-practice and practise in pairs using breakout rooms.

This one day event will take place via Zoom.

Register your interest:
18th June 2022

Online (via Zoom)