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Working with Anxiety: A compassion-focused approach with Briony Martin

15th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

CaPPP – CPD Workshop details:

This workshop aims to build confidence and resilience in working with anxiety as a presenting issue. 

In this seminar we will be re-setting our approach to anxiety, moving away from trying to cure or fix it and towards coming alongside and listening to it. We will explore our work with anxiety to date, consider different manifestations of anxiety (including OCD and panic attacks), review recent research on the efficacy of compassionate resonance and introduce a compassionate-focused approach which seeks to befriend the anxious voice rather than disputing or replacing it.

The workshop will include reflection and discussion as well as input from the facilitator, and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions, share knowledge and experience peer support. We will also learn some strategies for compassionate self-talk which can be used to attend to our own anxiety as well as offer to clients.


Briony Martin MA (Cantab) MBACP Arccred., Dip. Sup., is an experienced accredited therapist, supervisor and counsellor educator. Her private practice is in Marlborough and Swindon in Wiltshire. She has worked as counselling diploma trainer and now provides bespoke counselling training across Berkshire and the South West. She trained integratively at Manchester University and has wide experience working with anxiety and associated issues.

Registration and refreshments are available from 9.30 to 9.50 for a prompt start at 10.00am 

Lunch and refreshments are included in the price. For this event there will be refreshment breaks of 15 minutes in the morning and afternoon with lunch from 13.00 to 14.00

Venue: Engineer’s House, The Promenade, Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3NB



Engineers House
The Promenade, Clifton Down, Clifton Down, Clifton Down, Clifton Down
Avon, England BS8 3NB United Kingdom