The Kindness Crusade: Creative and Compassionate Ways to Boost Wellbeing

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Kindness has the power to change lives - so we’re on a Kindness Crusade!

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Based on materials from the best selling Kindness Workbook, this workshop will immerse delegates in a range of creative and compassionate approaches devised to boost wellbeing. By learning and experiencing techniques and practices first hand, those attending will be well placed to share them with others.

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The workshop is targeted at those working, or planning to work, with young people. This may include counsellors, psychologists, youth workers and pastoral staff. Please contact the organisers if you have questions regarding suitability.

Invoices can be sent, for payment, on request.

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Attendees will receive an electronic version of The Kindness Workbook, as well as slides and a certificate for 6 hours CPD. For those unable to attend on the day, or wish to rewatch the workshop, a recording will be made available for a period of 2 weeks.

As a final act of kindness, 10% of all profit from this event, will fund free copies of The Kindness Workbook to organisations working with young people.

Below you'll find further information about The Kindness Workbook and the presenters Dr Elaine Beaumont and Dr Mary Welford.

The Kindness Workbook

Growing up is a juggling act. Our bodies and hormones change, usually at the same time as important decisions about our future need to be made. We often put extra pressure on ourselves, compare ourselves unfavourably to others and excessively worry about what other people think. Add in exams, interviews, relationships, social media, peer pressure, celebrity culture and everyday stressors, and it's no wonder our wellbeing can take a nosedive.

The Kindness Workbook is a modern-day guide to help people navigate such complex times and combines amazing ideas and practices from a variety of therapies including: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Counselling and Expressive Therapy.

Using creative exercises, examples and prompts, The Kindness Workbook teaches the skills of problem-solving and aims to boost wellbeing by using interventions such as guided imagery, mindfulness, mind maps, creative writing, vision boards, letter-writing, music, physical activity, drama and art. It has a number of icons to help signpost different sections and has eye-catching illustrations and worksheets, all of which aim to give your wellbeing a boost.

A must-have book for young people and anyone working with young people to enhance wellbeing. Your kindness journey starts right here. So, it's time to become your own best friend, instead of your own worst enemy.

Dr Elaine Beaumont is a psychotherapist and lecturer in counselling and psychotherapy at the University of Salford. She works with a range of organisations and charities primarily working with young people who have experienced trauma. Elaine provides workshops regarding mental health and wellbeing for a variety of organisations and her research has been presented worldwide. She is the co-author of The Compassionate Mind Workbook and The Compassionate Mind App.

Dr Mary Welford is a consultant clinical psychologist who has held senior positions for the BABCP and Compassionate Mind Foundation. She currently works with a range of UK-based schools and heads up Care to Achieve, promoting the aims of educational settings via improvements to staff, student and parental wellbeing. Mary is the author of The Compassionate Mind Approach to Building Your Self Confidence and Compassion Focused Therapy for Dummies.

Praise for The Kindness Workbook

'A beautiful and accessible book to boost your wellbeing with KINDNESS by two of the leading compassion focused therapists working with young people'

Professor Paul Gilbert OBE, Founder of Compassion Focused Therapy and bestselling author

'The Kindness Workbook takes you on a journey of self-discovery and is packed with interactive exercises and creative interventions that will help you learn to be kinder to yourself'

Emma Seppälä, PhD, Director of Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and the bestselling author of The Happiness Track

'This entertaining book is full of many different types of practices that young people can do to be kinder to themselves. As the authors show, self-kindness is key to happiness and wellbeing'

Kristin Neff, PhD, Associate Professor at the University of Texas, Austin, co-developer of the Mindful Self-Compassion programme, pioneer in the field of self-compassion research and bestselling author

'I love The Kindness Workbook! It was written with young people in mind, but it's a cornucopia of creative ideas for young people, parents, teachers, therapists and anyone who is interested in boosting wellbeing'

Professor Sam Cartwright-Hatton, Professor of Clinical Child Psychology, University of Sussex.

'Building a compassionate motivation and the skills of kindness in action are some of the most important things you can learn.Throughout your whole life, caring and kindness will lead you to greater emotional and psychological health, even when you are being kind to yourself! This excellent workbook will be your guide'

Dennis Tirch, PhD, Founder of The Center for Compassion Focused Therapy, NYC and Consultant of the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies

'I think it's a great book! Written with warmth, humour and care. A relevant book for our uncertain times. It's akin to having a best version of your future self, to help you navigate tricky paths. Love it!'

Vee Howard Jones, Head of Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Salford

'Do we really understand what 'kindness' is? It is talked about a great deal but rarely explained. This beautiful and welcome book takes us through what it really means to integrate kindness into our 'selves' and is a must-read for, well... everyone'

Dr Andrew Reeves, Associate Professor in the Counselling Professions and Mental Health

'A kind and warmly-written book full of clear explanations and useful exercises. It's fab! Will be so useful both for clinicians and people reading on their own'

Dr Lucy Maddox, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and senior clinical advisor for the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and author of Blueprint: How Our Childhood Makes Us Who We Are

'As a one-stop resource for developing personal or group wellbeing, this is an excellent workbook for everyone! As a school, we will be using this with pupils, staff and parents to boost our ethos of mindful compassion and wellbeing for all'

Marianne Best, Headteacher

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