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Windy Dryden on Self-Acceptance Vs Self-Esteem plus Live CBT Sessions
Windy Dryden on Self-Acceptance Vs Self-Esteem plus Live CBT Sessions. At this meet up Professor Windy Dryden will present a seminar on self-acceptance and how this is a healthier concept than self-esteem. This will be followed by some live sessions with volunteers, hopefully relating to the topic of self-acceptance. Self-acceptance is crucial to our happiness. Unless we can accept ourselves for who we actually are then we cannot be content. Self-acceptance is the art and practice of accepting ourselves “warts and all” with our successes and failures, our strengths and weaknesses, rather than constantly striving to change into who we “should” be. In this seminar Professor Dryden will cover: Why self-acceptance is the rational alternative to self-esteem Common emotional problems that lead to poor self-acceptance and self-depreciation The attitudes that lead to poor self-acceptance and self-depreciation The subjects that we often put ourselves down about The situations where we often put ourselves down The effects on our relationships with others The importance of unconditional self-acceptance Developing a realistic view of ourselves City CBT Coaching College will provide a continuing professional development (CPD) letter confirming two hours of CPD. Brockway Room at Conway Hall Google map ( Register and Networking 6.30pm Event Starts 7.00pm Windy Dryden is one of the leading practitioners and trainers in the UK in the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) tradition of psychotherapy. He is best known for his work in Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT), a leading CBT approach. He has been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975 and was one of the first people in Britain to be trained in CBT. He has published over 200 books and has trained therapists all over the world, in as diverse places as the UK, the USA, South Africa, Turkey and Israel. He is Emeritus Professor at Goldsmiths, University of London. This meet up is co-hosted by Nicola Martin Msc Nicola has over 30 years experience of coaching individuals and training groups either in a corporate setting or on a private basis. Her focus is on achieving optimum high performance mindsets by using her cognitive behavioural coaching skills, her knowledge from neuroscience and wisdom from the ancient philosophers. In 2012 Nicola founded City CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Coaching College ( This runs Diploma Courses in coaching and uses cognitive behavioural techniques as the main process. The courses provide a fast track accreditation process to leading coaching associations. In addition to working with hundreds of private clients Nicola has worked for many high profile corporations either as a coach or as trainer.

Brockway Room, Conway Hall

25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL · London


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The UK CBT Group is for people interested in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Coaching (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and Coaching (REBT). Everyone is welcome. Our members include a diverse group of professionals, students and individuals interested in CBT and other approaches to psychotherapy, counselling, hypnotherapy and coaching.

Our meet ups include live demonstrations of CBT Coaching and Therapy with Professor Windy Dryden, one of the leading practitioners and trainers in the UK in the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) tradition of psychotherapy. We also have other leading professionals coming to talk, share ideas and show films.

The group also aims to provide a forum for information, networking and socialising. Everyone is welcome, whether you are a therapist, coach, teacher, trainer or interested in your own personal development, the group is open to all.

If you are interested in approaches other than CBT to psychotherapy, counselling and coaching then I also run another group on meet up Mental Toughness ( This group accommodates a wider range of disciplines. You are welcome to join the group HERE. ( The group is open to all and everyone is welcome.

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