Strong self-criticism can be experienced as a heavy burden and a constant source of stress. People suffering from it might try a host of approaches including self-affirmations and CBT, but these approaches generally have little lasting effects.
In this course you will directly transform your self-criticism, live, during the sessions. To this end we will use one of the most powerful and transformative techniques from psychotherapy: chair dialogues.
Each session, one of the participants is in the hot seat. The others will watch this participant doing the chair dialogue guided by the facilitator (me). We know from research that this format – individual work in a group setting – has an added benefit compared to individual therapy. Observing important emotions in other people who have comparable struggles like you, will help you both recognising some of these emotions inside yourself and to understand them at a deeper emotional level. This process is called vicarious processing.
Another advantage of the group format is that participants can come to see how universal their struggles are, and start to feel less isolated as a result.
I notice that most clients I work with who suffer from self-criticism tend to look for solutions/insights/strategies which they can use to reduce their self-criticism. In this course you won’t learn any of these. You reduce your self-criticism during the sessions by experiencing important emotions, like for example self-compassion assertive anger.
Is the listed price for one session or for the whole course?
The listed price is the price for the entire course.
Can I miss a session?
Yes. Preferably you don’t miss more than one session. If you miss more than two sessions, then your participation is automatically cancelled.
Dates: 14, 21, 28 October, 4, 11, 18 November, 2, 9 December
Note: the dates & times were recently updated