Authors Elaine Beaumont and Mary Welford and illustrator Phoebe Munday joined us in conversation at the salon to discuss The Kindness Workbook: Creative and Compassionate Ways to Boost your Wellbeing.
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 using guided imagery, mindfulness, mind maps, 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.
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 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. Elaine 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.
Phoebe Munday is the illustrator of The Kindness Workbook and is currently a second year student studying Fine Art at Bath Spa University.