COMPASSIONATE MIND TRAINING
AN 8 WEEK COURSE WITH DR STAN STEINDL
Compassionate Mind Training (CMT) is an eight-week, practical skills building course designed to help people cultivate their compassionate mind. Drawing on compassion focused therapy, a comprehensive psychotherapy approach developed by Professor Paul Gilbert, CMT offers psycho-education regarding the human mind, the nature of our suffering, and how to cultivate the evolved human motivations and skills of compassion: to be sensitive to suffering in ourselves and others, and committed to trying to alleviate and prevent it.
CMT COURSE DETAILS
- 8 x 2.5 hour group sessions, once a week in person or online.
- Incorporates information sharing, experiential exercises, practical tips, and suggestions for bringing compassion into one’s daily life.
- CMT is a closed—no new participants will be able to join once the course has commenced.
- The venue is Psychology Consultants Morningside—18 Thynne Rd Morningside. Parking is available onsite and in adjacent Ison Street. Online options are also available.
- Course participants will be provided with a printed workbook to bring to each session, as well as audio recordings of exercises and practices. You will also be provided Dr Steindl’s book- The Gifts of Compassion: How to Understand and Overcome Suffering.
BOOKS BY DR STAN STEINDL
“In this beautifully written book, esteemed clinical psychologist and therapist Stan Steindl takes us on a personal journey into the ups and downs of what it is to be human and reveals both the challenges and the joys of building one’s compassionate mind.”
— Professor Paul Gilbert OBE, Founder of Compassion Focused Therapy and bestselling author
But did you know that a lot of that suffering comes from within? Rumination and self-criticism are uniquely human thought processes, developed over hundreds of thousands of years. Our brains evolved into an impressive and complex organ that helped us to survive a primitive world, and yet today may yell at us with harsh and hostile criticism, sometimes even over the smallest thing!
In fact, critical self-talk is very common. And it flies just under the radar of our conscious mind — condemning and undermining us with its inner voice. This book will show you how to do better — to turn anguish into delight through the use of our Compassionate Self.
Through a clear series of steps and practices, noted clinical psychologist Dr Stan Steindl explains how compassion evolved as a vital part of our nature and thought, and the way we look after one another, and even ourselves. He then shows how to use our compassion as a key to a healthier mental life.