Transforming Life Through
Mindful Compassion

An 8 Week Course In Compassion
Focussed Therapy (CFT) 
with Julia Wahl

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Julia Wahl, Mindfulness Teacher & Compassion Therapy Coach

Julia is a highly experienced Mindfulness teacher
who has trained under Jon Kabat-Zinn and
is currently 
based at Derby University.
She is also a Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT)
teacher trained by Chris Germer, author
'The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion'

Running over 8 consecutive Wednesdays
in the Nottingham city centre,
beginning on 27th April 2016 at 6pm

£225 Full Price.
£25 off to Nottingham Mindfulness Group members - members pay £200.
£15 off to non-members who book before 18th April. 

 About The Course

The compassion-based training is an 8-week course that is similar to the now world famous Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program.

The course consists of weekly classes that are approximately 2 hours long and which are held on a Wednesday evening in Nottingham, between 6pm and 8pm.

The classes included periods of lead (sometimes guided) meditation, some gentle movement and exercise (such as mindful yoga), periods of teaching, and periods of group discussion/inquiry.

For a full explanation of what Compassion is , see below. 

About Julia Wahl 

Julia is a highly experienced Mindfulness teacher and a trained Compassion Focussed Therapy coach. She has trained and taught extensively across the UK, Europe and North America, and is currently based at Derby University.

A graduate in Social Clinical Psychology from the Warsaw School of Social Sciences & Humanities, Julia’s MA thesis treated on the states of consciousness and mindfulness in healthy pregnant women.  She has completed a 4-year integrative psychotherapy training with Richard Erskine PhD from the Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy (New York) and is currently studying and researching for her PhD at the University of Derby.  She has studied Mindfulness, and trained to teach it, in many locations and with eminent teachers including participating in MBSR in Mind-Body Medicine with Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn and Dr Saki Santorelli from the University of Massachusetts.

About Compassion

Compassion has two components:

  • A common feeling, one rooted in the experience and understanding of suffering, which is shared with the wider world – so forming a shared experience with other people (and, to some extent, a shared experience with other beings)

  • A way of engaging with the world that seeks to alleviate the suffering (including discomfort, fear, doubt, stress, pain) of others and/or oneself

Training in compassion is about learning to bring balance to the three types of emotion systems we all have:

  • The Threat System, which focuses on threats to our sense of self-protection

  • The Incentive System, which focuses on our goals, wants and achievements

  • The Contentment System, which focuses on safeness and a sense of connectedness

Professor Paul Gilbert describes compassion as “behaviour that aims to nurture, look after, teach, guide, mentor, soothe, protect, and offer feelings of acceptance and belonging in order to benefit another person”. In a similar way to the one by which we care about and nurture other people, we can also care about and nurture ourselves. Leading academics, Neff and Pommier, describe the three components of self-compassion as being:

  • Self-Kindness

  • Common Humanity – recognising our own, personal struggles and trials as being part of the common and universal human experience of suffering

  • Mindfulness

It has been suggested that compassion includes Mindfulness but goes beyond it to include and engage the Contentment System, which both soothes us and builds our sense of “affiliation” (belonging/relationship/connectedness – see Christopher Germer, Personal Communication, 2013).