FREE ON-LINE WEBINAR: A Taste of CFT for Anger with Russell Kolts, Ph.D., Director of the Inland Northwest Compassionate Mind Center in Spokane, Washington, USA.
This one-hour talk will introduce a number of the basic elements of Compassion- Focused Therapy (CFT), and why it’s a good fit for the treatment of anger. We’ll become acquainted with a functional definition of compassion, and introduce the 3-systems model of emotion and how they organize the mind. We’ll then explore an organizational model for the process of conducting CFT which includes both implicit and explicit ways that CFT therapists approach helping clients to soften shame and self-criticism and to approach and work compassionately with the sources of suffering in their lives. Finally, we’ll touch on some dynamics of anger that make CFT a good fit for treating it, and highlight aspects of CFT that are particularly relevant for helping those who struggle with anger.
About our speaker:
Russell Kolts is a Professor of Psychology at Eastern Washington University and Director of the Inland Northwest Compassionate Mind Center in Spokane, Washington, USA. He has authored or co-authored scientific articles in various areas of psychology and has written several books about CFT andcompassion, including CFT Made Simple, The Compassionate Mind Guide to Managing Your Anger, An Open-Hearted Life: Transformative Lessons on Compassionate Living from a Clinical Psychologist and a Buddhist Nun (with Thubten Chodron), and Experiencing Compassion Focused Therapy from the InsideOut (with Tobyn Bell, James Bennett-Levy, and Chris Irons).