Umberto CrisantiCBT, Counselling and Psychotherapy in Canterbury

Presentation:
Can you see the elephant yet? CBT and its candles

USERN; IRAN, Novermber 2021
Sleep tight - CBT tips to improve the quality & quantity of sleep [online]

6th January 2021, 7.30pm - 9pm
£12
Do you wish you could fall asleep more easily, stay asleep and wake up feeling refreshed? The Dalai Lama says "sleep is the best meditation" and it's true that we process emotions and difficulties while we sleep, so good quality sleep is a key to feeling healthier and more content.

In this online workshop, psychotherapist Umberto Crisanti will lead you through a sleep assessment to understand what the obstacles might be for you, guided through tips to improve your quantity and quality of sleep without medication, and take part in a relaxation exercise. There will be an opportunity for questions at the end as well.

If one of your new year's resolutions is to sleep better, this could be just what you need to get started! If you are a therapist or counsellor, you might be able to get some ideas to support your clients get more restorative sleep, and learn the principles of CBT-I (CBT for Insomnia).

Sign up now via Eventbrite and you will be emailed the Zoom link the evening before the workshop.

Make 2021 the year that you sleep really well, and you'll be able to handle whatever it throws at you!

Presentation:
The Art and Science of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
[USERN; IRAN,2020]

Abstract:
The term Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) identifies a family of interventions that are widely recognized as the set of psychological treatments with the most extensive empirical support. However, CBT identity has not been static over time, in fact it has been through several distinct reviews, additions, and waves. For example, with the arrival of the most recent “third wave”, new models and interventions such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness‐Based Cognitive Therapy, and several others have been included. The metaphor of a “wave” suggested to some that previous generations of work would be washed away, but that was not the intent and that was not the result [2]. These waves can instead be both distinct and cumulative, creating a metaphorical sea swell when working together, while each maintaining its origin and direction.
This exposes CBT psychotherapists and their clients to a curious paradox: on one hand we are using objective data - evidence-based approaches. Yet on the other hand, it is the subjective identity, data, and experience of the psychotherapist that steers the course of which wave to ride in each moment, that is, which elements of evidence-based interventions are pursued in each therapeutic liaison. We form our identities between potentially problematic interactions between the old and new brain. As we navigate the two, we see the inseparability of art and science in CBT, the interplay between subjective and objective. Developing people’s metacognitive awareness and understanding of themselves and others will enable us to become more compassionate and be able to choose to steer our own course.

Mindfulness course: [NHS, 2020]

Week 1: Why the heck we need mindfulness?
Week 2: Recharge your batteries (Stress and Sleep)
Week 3: Understanding compassion
Week 4: Developing well-being
Week 5: I am stuck with unwanted thoughts, pain, and emotions
Week 6: Mindful communication
Workshop:

Using Compassion Focused Therapy in a Frantic World [KCPS; Kent, 2019]
https://www.kcps.co.uk/phdi/p1.nsf/supppages/1762?opendocument&part=6



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