Addressing alcohol and drug-related issues: Reducing harm and supporting positive change.


Addressing alcohol and drug-related issues: Reducing harm and supporting positive change.


Practicing Self Compassion

  • Duration 3h
  • Total Enrolled 0
  • Last Update November 21, 2023


Compassion is the ability to show empathy, love, and concern to people who are in difficulty. Many people are able to extend compassion toward others but find it difficult to extend the same compassion toward themselves. Self-compassion is about turning the kindness and care you show to others inwards.

It is common that we can be self-critical when we fail, make mistakes or feel inadequate, but giving ourselves the same kindness and compassion we would give a good friend can improve our mental and physical wellbeing and make us more resilient.

Ceara Clarke is a consultant clinical psychologist working in the Northern Health and social Care Trust and Ed Sipler is a Health Development Specialist working in the South Eastern Health and social Care Trust. This course will help you understand and practice self-compassion. You can complement the course by downloading the Using Self Compassion to Improve Wellbeing and Support Growth workbook we have produced with practical exercises and tools.

What Will I Learn?

  • Be aware of the prevalence of opioid drug use
  • Be aware of the types of opioid drugs used, their effects, and associated harms
  • Be aware of evidence and guidance regarding harm reduction and treatment
  • Be aware of local services available

Topics for this course

2 Lessons3h


Understanding self compassion

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  • This is a virtual course delivered over zoom and the link is provided in the ‘description’ section.
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  • Once you have attended the course you will need to return to this page and select 'complete course' to fill in a short course evaluation form, which will release your certificate of completion.