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Compassion Focused Therapy: Distinctive Features

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Research into the beneficial effect of developing compassion has advanced enormously in the last ten years, with the development of inner compassion being an important therapeutic focus and goal. This book explains how Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) a process of developing compassion for the self and others to increase well-being and aid recovery varies from other forms ...more
Paperback, 237 pages
Published June 15th 2010 by Routledge (first published April 15th 2010)
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I first came across Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) from my psychologist who uses it in his work with me. The central focus on compassion and emotional warmth is hugely helpful for me as I was so ashamed of becoming a patient/client in the mental health system. I speak from experience that it is not enough to know intellectually how to become less dysfunctional, there needs to be a felt tenderness and kindness inside to nurture this change as well. CFT provides both the intellectual and feeling ...more
This is going to have to be a book that I re-read. A lot of the concepts make sense to me. It's embarrassing because I've been so CBT-focused, that when he says that straight CBT won't work unless we focus on the emotions surrounding the cognition, I did a face-palm.
I'm still reading Kristin Neff's book, so I shall continue to try to integrate these concepts into my work.
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