The workshop includes lectures, research, guided practices, exercises, role-playing, clinical vignettes, videos and poetry. There will also be a strong experiential component, but to participate, no previous experience in meditation or mindfulness is necessary.
After this course, participants will be able to:
- Define the empirical construct of self-pity and identify misunderstandings and prejudices
- Know the scientific support of research results for the application of self-pity in psychotherapy
- Practice mindfulness and self-pity to establish the therapeutic presence
- Improve the therapeutic relationship through practices of compassion and self-pity during the therapy session.
- Define the neurobiology of empathic suffering and apply self-pity to alleviate the fatigue of empathy in the professional.
- Learn to work with the Backdraft (countercurrent effect) with the client.
- Identify the emotion of shame in psychotherapy and apply a positive and compassionate approach in working with shame.
- Teach self-pity techniques that arise naturally from therapy and that can be practiced at home.