Why take this course?

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.

What you will learn

Module 1: Presence

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

Module 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.

Module 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.

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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

Fun animations of realistic therapy cases

Fun animated educational videos

Exercises and meditations specifically designed for clinicians based on Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), mindfulness and self-compassion

Tools for assessing, selecting, tailoring compassion-based interventions for and with your clients

Graded Quizzes


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What you need

Knowledge of self-compassion exercises | Readiness to meditate and work with your parts | Internet | Printer for worksheets and diaries

Meet the Teacher

Christine Brähler (DClinPsy, PhD) is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, author and lecturer. She has been teaching compassion for self and others around the world since 2008. She is a key contributor to the first clinical adaptations – Compassion Focused Therapy - and to the non-clinical training program, Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), and its teacher training.

She has pioneered research into compassion-based psychotherapy for complex mental health issues.

Through her books, online courses and transformative workshops she guides us to overcome obstacles to gentle and fierce self-compassion and to relate to each other from a place of genuine good will, wisdom, and empowerment to co-create and live our purpose. Her approach integrates evidence-based methods, compassion-based parts work with a deep respect for and intuitive understanding of our innate wisdom and shared humanity.

She is a multilingual global citizen with a German passport and a popular speaker and workshop leader.

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This module does not contain self-compassion exercises for clients.
It provides you with tools and principles for how to adapt self-compassion exercises to your clients.
Get free self-compassion exercises for the general population and download simple meditations for clients here.

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.

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