How to Work with Shame using a Single-Session Mindset Workshop with Windy Dryden

This workshop delves into the practical application of the theory, principles, and skills of a...

Last updated 6 May 2024

This workshop delves into the practical application of the theory, principles, and skills of a single-session therapy mindset, tailored specifically for individuals confronting the deep-seated emotions and challenges associated with shame. Whether stemming from personal mistakes, societal judgments, or past traumas, this workshop aims to provide attendees with the tools and understanding to navigate and heal from feelings of shame.

In the first segment of the workshop, esteemed therapist Windy Dryden will illuminate these themes using a unique conversational approach. Engaging in a dynamic dialogue with Onlinevents host John Wilson, Windy will explore the complexities of shame, its origins, and its lasting impact on one’s psyche. He will offer insights, answer queries, and provide strategies to harness the single-session mindset to confront and process feelings of shame.

The subsequent hour promises a more hands-on experience. Windy Dryden will conduct a live demonstration session with a volunteer, showcasing the practical application of the principles discussed. This demonstration will give attendees a firsthand view of the techniques in action, enhancing their understanding and equipping them with tools to tackle feelings of shame.

For those eager to experience the single-session mindset from the perspective of someone grappling with shame, we encourage you to contact Onlinevents prior to the workshop and offer to volunteer for the demonstration session. This is a unique opportunity to engage with an expert in the field and contribute to the learning experience of all participants.

Volunteers should be prepared to discuss their personal experiences with shame in front of an audience. These demonstrations will be recorded and included as part of the workshop content, exclusively accessible in the OE library using a password.

Why a Single-Session Therapy Mindset for Shame?

Shame is a powerful emotion that can deeply affect one’s self-worth and overall well-being. The single-session therapy mindset offers a concise and focused approach to address the feelings associated with shame. By understanding and applying this mindset, individuals can gain a fresh perspective and tools to navigate their experiences of shame more effectively.

Learning Objective Participants Can Expect From This Event

1. Understand the theory, principles, and techniques of a single-session therapy mindset in the context of shame.

2. Learn strategies to confront and manage feelings associated with shame.

3. Engage in interactive discussions to clarify doubts and gain deeper insights into handling shame.

4. Witness a live demonstration of the techniques in action.

5. Understand the benefits and challenges of applying a single-session mindset to issues related to shame.

Who is This Workshop Appropriate For?

  • This event is designed for individuals who have experienced or are currently grappling with feelings of shame, therapists aiming to enhance their techniques in this area, educators in the therapeutic domain, and anyone interested in understanding and employing a single-session therapy mindset to address feelings of shame.

How May This Workshop Impact Your Practice?

  • Attendees will gain practical knowledge and skills to incorporate the single-session therapy mindset into their approach to shame. The interactive format and live demonstration will provide a comprehensive understanding, enabling individuals to better process their feelings, rebuild self-worth, and move forward with a renewed sense of self-compassion and understanding.

Course Content

How to Work with Shame using a Single-Session Mindset Workshop with Windy Dryden


Windy Dryden

CBT Therapist, Trainer, Academic and Writer

I am Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths University of London and have been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975.

I was one of the first people in Britain to be trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and have trained with Drs. Albert Ellis, Aaron T. Beck and Arnold Lazarus.

I have also trained at the University of Warwick where I was awarded an MSc in Psychotherapy. This was an eclectic course and gave me a very broad view of the field. What has been important and sustaining in my career has been variety. Thus, I work as a practitioner, trainer, academic and writer/editor.

CBT Practice

I have worked as a therapist in many settings: including in private practice, in a GP practice, in a clinical psychology service and in private psychiatric hospitals.

CBT Training

I have been active in training counsellors and therapists since 1975 and have trained therapists in many countries including Britain, USA, South Africa, Turkey and Israel.


I began my career as an academic as Lecturer in Counselling at the University of Aston in Birmingham (1975-1984) and joined Goldsmiths University of London in 1985 where I became Britian’s first Professor of Counselling in 1992. I am now Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths and have held Visiting Professorships at University of Birmingham, University of East London, University of Westminster and London Metropolitan University. In 2005, I was awarded a DSc in Psychology at Babes-Bolyai University in Romania.

Writer and Editor

My first book was published in 1984 and I have now authored or edited over 230 books. I write for both the profession and for the general public. In addition, I have edited 20 book series and was, until 2012, the editor of the ‘Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy’.