Do you know lots of self-compassion exercises and want practical tools and guidance to integrate self-compassion into your individual psychotherapy in a safe and evidence-based way?

Then you have come to the right place.

Why take this course?

What you will learn

Chapter 1: Presence

To improve your therapeutic presence through focused mental training, which is based on the neuroscientific model of compassion

Chapter 2: Relationship

To transform challenging moments of excessive responsibility, striving, powerlessness, fear of being overwhelmed by emotions and shame into wise and compassionate action with your clients through parts-based exercises.

Chapter 3: Interventions

To design trauma-sensitive and shame-sensitive case conceptualizations and compassion-based interventions for your clients which consider their attachment style and mentalizing capacity.

Continuing Education Credits

Dr. Christine Braehler is an accredited provider of continuing education with the German Psychological Association of Bavaria (Psychotherapeutenkammer Bayern). Once you have successfully completed this course, you qualify for an official certificate with 8 CE credits from the PTK, which you can submit to your national professional association.

What you will get

Duration: 5hr 42min

approx. 180 minutes of video for streaming

approx. 160 minutes of audio for streaming

23 worksheets and practice diaries for clinicians and for clients available for download

How you will learn

  • Fun animations portraying realistic case vignettes and situations in therapy and educational videos to integrate key learning points
  • Short and focused guided exercises and mediations specifically designed for the clinician based on Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), mindfulness and self-compassion and practice diaries
  • Practical tools for assessing, selecting and tailoring compassion-based interventions for and with your clients.
  • Graded Quizzes
  • Bibliography

Check it out!

Here is an extract from Module 3, when you will learn how to adapt interventions to your clients.

Meet the Teacher

  • Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist since 2007
  • Master and two doctoral degrees from the University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Honorary Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, UK, since 2010
  • Pioneering research into clinical applications of compassion-based therapy in 2008.
  • Contributed to the main clinical and non-clinical compassion trainings since 2008
  • First-generation teacher, teacher trainer and supervisor of the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Training Programme
  • Lecturing worldwide on Self-Compassion in Clinical Practice since 2010
  • Popular speaker, teacher and author featured regularly in German-speaking media
  • Multilingual global citizen with a German passport and a firm belief in the transformative power of genuine compassion



What you need

  1. Being familiar with and having access to common self-compassion exercises from Mindful Self-Compassion, Compassionate Mind Training etc.
  2. Being able and willing to work with your inner parts
  3. Computer, Internet, Headphones
  4. Printer for worksheets and practice diaries
  5. A quiet place


This course does not contain self-compassion exercises for clients. The course gives you tools and principles for how to adapt the existing self-compassion exercises as found in MSC, CMT etc to your clients' needs, symptoms and competencies.

If you have not yet familiarized yourself with self-compassion exercises, then please check out free meditations or training opportunities or books.

Course Fee: €450

In-Depth Online Course for Self-Study

Duration: 5hr 42min

Language: English

Created and produced by Dr. Christine Brähler, November 2020, All Rights Reserved

Two-years of unlimited access to streaming course content for non-commercial, personal use only