Insights into psychology: Compassion-focused therapy

What is… Compassion-Focused Therapy

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term: compassion-focused therapy Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) is a form of therapy developed by Paul Gilbert that draws on compassion to eliminate suffering, including shame and self-criticism.  The theoretical basis spans a number of fields, and incorporates both Western and … Continue reading What is… Compassion-Focused Therapy

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book cover: Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Book review: Daring Greatly

In Daring Greatly, Brene Brown borrows the words of Theodore Roosevelt to encourage us to find the courage to be vulnerable.  Vulnerability, which she says encompasses uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure, "sounds like truth and feel like courage".  The book takes a very common sense, practical approach.  Findings from the author's extensive research are presented, … Continue reading Book review: Daring Greatly

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