Compassion and Self-compassion in Trauma-Therapy

met Hana Vojtova

24 en 25 oktober 2022 - ONLINE (via ZOOM)

In the last decades, psychotraumatology developed hand in hand with the research in neurosciences and evolutionary biology and that gives our work a reliable ground. The same is happening with the knowledge about compassion that for the moment comes often from the background of mindfulness and Buddhist meditation.

The seminar/workshop is aimed at exploring the useful connections between psychotraumatology and compassion /self-compassion based on pragmatic neurobiology and clinical as well as personal experience.

It seems that the ability and willingness to apply compassion towards oneself is a significant factor of prognosis in traumatized clients. Compassion towards others is a crucial motivation for people in helping professions. Yet, empathic distress or pity can be misunderstood for compassion and become the cause of vicarious traumatisation and burn-out.

In this seminar/workshop, we will understand compassion /self-compassion as a process that is influenced by our early development including attachment, stress and trauma and social context. We will look into possibilities to take care of this process in ourselves and in our clients.

My style of presenting is based on of the wish to transmit the understanding and attitudes that enable and support the development of everyone´s own ways of application. I will offer theory, possibilities to discuss, as well as exercises for little self-experience.

About the Presenter

I am a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, EMDR trainer from Slovakia. I work in private practice with adult clients and as a trainer for EMDR and psychotraumatology mostly in Slovakia and Czech Republic. Since I discovered psychotraumatology and EMDR it´s been my primary orientation. I´ve been trained and guided by Helga Mattheβ and Hélène Dellucci and many others including Ludwig Cornil. Retour ligne automatique
Together with colleagues we founded Slovak Institute for Psychotraumatology & EMDR (SIPE) and EMDR Slovakia. Besides (solution focused and humanistic) psychotraumatology, I developed great appreciation of the 12 Steps of Alcoholic Anonymous and Buddhist practices and their ways of dealing with suffering. Facing the reality of our vulnerability, conditioning and the complexities of life I find it meaningful to integrate psychotherapy and spirituality in a very simple, down-to-earth way that could be suitable for the most as well as the least spiritual of people.

Duur en dagindeling

Duur : 2 dagen – 14u00

Dagindeling :

  • Maandag :

8u30 - 9u00 Onthaal
9u00 - 13u00 ( pauze van 20 min)
14u30 - 18u00 ( pauze van 20 min)

  • Dinsdag :

8u30 - 9u00 Onthaal
9u00 - 13u00 ( pauze van 20 min)
14u30 - 17u30 ( pauze van 20 min)

Voor een validatie van de workshop is de aanwezigheid gedurende het ganse programma vereist.

Deelnemers ontvangen een aanwezigheidsattest.

Aan het einde van de workshop krijgt de deelnemer de kans om de workshop te evalueren.

De organisator is aanwezig en altijd aanspreekbaar voor vragen en suggesties.


De opleiding zal gegeven worden in het Engels.


Online - via ZOOM


De tweedaagse training kost:

Tot 20/09/2022: 550€ (lesgeld 454,55€/95,45€ BTW)
Na 20/09/2022: 590€ (lesgeld 487,60€/102,40€ BTW)

Indien uw opleiding wordt betaald door een derde (bvba/vereniging/instituut/ziekenhuis …) waar u werknemer bent, kost de opleiding:

Tot 26/09/2022: 650€ (lesgeld 537,19€/112,81€ BTW)
Na 26/09/2022: 690€ (lesgeld 570,25€/119,75€ BTW)

!! Opgelet: nieuw rekeningnummer vanaf 1 januari 2021 !!
Mogen wij u vragen enkel via overschrijving te betalen op rekeningnummer 0689 3973 6633 van INTEGRATIVA BV (BIC-code: GKCCBEBB, IBAN-code: BE79 0689 3973 6633 , adres: Léonce Roelsstraat 7 in 9620 Zottegem) met vermelding van “Selfcompassion" gevolgd door uw naam.

Opgelet, enkel na betaling is uw inschrijving definitief en wordt deze door ons bevestigd.

Opgelet bij annulering van de inschrijving:

- 4 weken voorafgaande aan de opleiding kan de opleiding kosteloos geannuleerd worden.

- 2 – 4 weken voor aanvang van de training wordt 50% (plus € 25 administratiekosten) in rekening gebracht

- Minder dan 2 weken voor de training wordt het volledige bedrag gefactureerd.

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