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Live Chairwork and Networking event

Presented by Dr Tobyn Bell

About the event

This is an in person workshop and networking event organised by the Manchester Branch. The speaker fees will be donated to 'Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders' in support of their work in Humanitarian Emergencies. There will be a collection pot at the event for anyone wishing to contribute to this cause.   

This event is taking place in-person only and will not be recorded.

Venue - The Hub, Zochonis Building, University of Manchester, Brunswick Street, Manchester, M13 9PL.
  • Refreshments are included

    A certificate of attendance will be issued for 2.5 hours CPD.

    Registration closes - Midday Wednesday 11 October. Places are limited though so book early to avoid disappointment!

    Chairwork refers to a collection of experiential methods which use chairs, movement, positioning, and dialogue to bring about change. Since its development over one century ago, chairwork has gained a reputation for being one of the most powerful and versatile methods of intervention in psychotherapy. In CBT, chairwork is an effective way to generate heart-level belief change, shift entrenched cognitions, and develop new behavioural skills.

    In this evening workshop, therapists will be introduced to the core principles and processes of chairwork and how they applied within CBT. The workshop will include a live demonstration of chairwork and an opportunity to practice applying chairwork process-skills. Participants will be introduced to a variety of chairwork methods that can be immediately applied into their practice.

    By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

    - Describe the core forms of chairwork
    - Understand when, why, and how to use chairwork in CBT
    - Apply unique process-based skills to effectively facilitate chairwork and role-play
    - Overcome common obstacles when using chairwork

    About the presenter(s)

    Dr Tobyn Bell is a Compassion-Focused Psychotherapist, an accredited Schema Therapist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, and also a Voice Dialogue facilitator. He is a co-founder of Chairwork with Matthew Pugh and a co-author of the book ‘Compassion Focused Therapy from the Inside Out’.

    Tobyn regularly provides national and international training on compassion and chairwork, and is actively involved in ongoing research within these areas. Tobyn currently works as a lecturer and operational lead at the University of Manchester and provides training via the Compassionate Mind Foundation.


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    Face-to-Face Event
    16 Oct 2023
    25.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - BABCP Member
    40.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non-Member

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