Two Day Online Experiential Training

Delivered via Zoom

Course brief:

In this online event, you will observe, experience, and practice the most powerful chairwork methods for working with individuals with eating disorders.

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In this two-day, online workshop, you will learn chairwork procedures that will enhance your work with individuals with eating disorders and which can be easily integrated into treatments such as CBT-ED, MANTRA, CAT, motivational interviewing, and compassion-focused therapy. These will include methods for:

…Developing your formulation / case conceptualisation

…Enhancing motivation to change

…Targeting disordered eating (e.g., binge-eating)

…Improving body image

…Addressing other difficulties linked to eating difficulties (e.g., low self-esteem and emotional dysregulation)

The workshop will be highly interactive and experiential. You will have the opportunity to participate in chairwork, observe live demonstrations, and practice using these methods in a safe and supportive environment. Time will also be dedicated to exploring common blocks during chairwork and how to adapt these methods in online therapy.

Tickets are available via Eventbrite:

Please note that this workshop will be recorded and be made available for purchase after the event.

Feedback from our past events:

“A wonderful three days of training… Brilliantly planned, organised and delivered, and really comprehensive and engaging… Watching the demonstrations was incredibly helpful and inspiring and a real privilege… Thank you for your wisdom and inspiration.”

“I have done a lot of online training courses over the last 2 years and this was absolutely the best I have experienced… Outstanding, clear, authentic, sensitively delivered, and accessible… I’ve done [named training course] but this absolutely took things to another level in terms of theory and practice.”

“An incredibly helpful and innovative training on how to use chairwork… I was clinically on fire with my clients today, doing the deep work that chairwork evokes and borrowing with pride many of the innovations that were shared.”

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 two day event will take place via Zoom.

Register your interest:
5th - 6th November 2022

Online (via Zoom)