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Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy, Auckland

March 28 @ 9:00 am - March 29 @ 5:00 pm

$270 – $520

Professor Paul Gilbert PhD OBE, President of the Compassionate Mind Foundation, Prof of Clinical Psychology, and best selling author (20 Books inc Compassionate Mind & Mindful Compassion), is coming to New Zealand to offer this world-class workshop in Compassion Focused Therapy.

Practising compassion is shown to have powerful effects on the mind, body, and social processes.

This two-day workshop will help you cultivate your potential for a compassionate mind with personal practice.

Integrating mindfulness into the practice of compassion, we will find a step-by-step approach to cultivating the inner compassionate self, drawing from a synthesis of Western therapeutic and Buddhist approaches.


Paul Gilbert, PhD, FBPsS, OBE is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby and is a Visiting Professor at The University of Queensland, Australia.

Paul obtained his PhD in clinical training in 1980. He was an NHS Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Derbyshire Health Care Foundation Trust until his retirement in (1989-2016). He has researched evolutionary approaches to psychopathology for over 40 years with a special focus on shame and the treatment of shame-based difficulties – for which compassion focused therapy was developed.

He was made a Fellow of the British Psychological Society in 1993 and recognition for his original research. In 2003 Paul was president of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. He was an invited expert member for the first British Governments’ NICE guidelines for depression. He has written/edited 23 books and over 300 publications.

In 2006 he established the Compassionate Mind Foundation, a charity with the mission statement “to promote wellbeing through the scientific understanding and application of compassion”. He was awarded an OBE in March 2011.

Check out Paul on Twitter @ProfPaulGilbert or the Compassionate Mind website.


March 28 @ 9:00 am
March 29 @ 5:00 pm
$270 – $520


Vodafone Events Centre
770 Great South Road, Manakau
Auckland, 2104
09 976 7777


Goodfellow Unit