Mary Welford kursus

On self-criticismP. Gilbert and C. Irons, ‘Focused Therapies and Compassionate Mind Training for Shame and Self-attacking’, in P. Gilbert (ed.), Compassion: Conceptualisations, Research and Use in Psychotherapy (Routledge, 2005), 263-325;

On Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT):  P. Gilbert, Compassion-focused Therapy: Distinctive Features (Routledge, 2010).

On ‘perfect nurturer’ imageryD. A. Lee, ‘The Perfect Nurturer: A Model to Develop a Compassionate Mind Within the Context of Cognitive Therapy’,in P. Gilbert (ed.), Compassion: Conceptualisations, Research and Use in Psychotherapy (Routledge, 2005), 326-51.

Kursus med Mary Welford:

The Compassionate  Mind Approach to Building Self-Confidence

Den 26. og 27. august 2013 i Odense

Det er en stor glæde for Dansk selskab for Compassion Focused Therapy at få mulighed for at kunne oprette dette kursus. Mary Welford er en af grundlæggerne af det engelske CFT selskab og sidder i bestyrelsen sammen med bla. Paul Gilbert. 

Hendes bog “Building Your self-Confidence using Compassion Focused Therapy” er netop udkommet i 2012. Både Deborah Lee og Paul Gilbert har anbefalet os at udvide vores kompetencer indenfor CFT med Mary Welford og hendes fokus på “self-confidence”.

Praktiske oplysninger:

Kursusted: Odense Kommunes Kompetencecenter, Schacksgade 39, 5000 Odense C

Tid: den 26. og 27. august kl. 09.00 - 16.00.

Pris: kr. 2.700,00

Deltagere: psykologer og læger / anden uddannelse i begrænset omfang.

Tilmelding: Send oplysning om navn, adresse og uddannelse til:

Betaling via netbank:  6880 0002149879  Tilmelding er bindende ved betaling,

eller send oplysning om EAN nr. og arbejdsgivers adresse.

Kurset søges godkendt af Dansk Psykologforening i forhold til specialistuddannelseskrav.

This workshop will outline the research and theory on which Compassion Focused Therapy is based.  It will then use this approach to specifically help build self-confidence through the development of self-compassion.  Attention will also be paid to difficulties that often come hand in hand with lack of self-confidence such as various manifestations of anxiety, depression, substance use and anger.

It will use a combination of presentations, videos, role plays and practices.


This is an intermediate level workshop for those working within the arena of mental health. Day 1 will involve refreshing participants with the model and providing updates on the theory and practice of CFT. Day 2 will involve specific work on Self-Confidence, plus formulation, opportunities to experience and practice compassionate mind training, chair work and compassionate letter writing, reformulation and the development of personal practice plans.


Dr Mary Welford, DClinPsy, is a consultant clinical psychologist who lives and works in the South West of England. She is a founding member of the Compassionate Mind Foundation, and she has been involved in the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) for several years. Working alongside Paul Gilbert, she helped to develop Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT).

Reading list

The books upon which this workshop is based:

Mary Welford, The Compassionate Mind Approach to Building you Self-confidence using Compassion Focused Therapy (Constable Robinson 2012)

Mary Welford, The Power of Self-Compassion, (New Harbinger Feb 2013)

A seminal book on compassion, covering why and how to develop it for ourselves:  P. Gilbert, The Compassionate Mind (Constable, 2009).

On the science behind the three emotion regulation systemsR. A. Depue and J. V. Morrone-Strupinsky, ‘A Neurobehavioural Model of Affiliative Bonding’, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28, 2005, 313-95.

On the importance of good attachment with our care-giversS. Gerhardt, Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain (Bruner-Routledge, 2004).

On modern society and how it intentionally over-stimulates the drive and acquisition system:   J. M. Twenge, B. Gentile, C. N. DeWall, D. S. Ma, K. Lacefield and D. R. Schurtz, ‘Birth cohort increases in psychopathology amongst young Americans 1938 – 2007: A cross temporal meta-analysis of the MMPI’, Clinical Psychology Review, 30, 2010, 145-154.

On the importance of self-compassion:  K. D. Neff, Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind (William Morrow, 2011).

On mindfulness: J.Kabat-Zinn, Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World through Mindfulness (Piatkus, 2005);  J. Kabat-Zinn, Mindfulness for Beginners (Sounds True, 2006).

On mindfulness and self-compassion:  C. K. Germer, The Mindful Path to Self-compassion (Guildford Press, 2009).