The Compassionate Mind Workbook: A step-by-step guide to developing your compassionate self
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CFT utilises both Buddhist practices and Western psychological science. It draws on neuroscience, insights into emotion regulation and identity formation, interpersonal psychology and a range of psychotherapeutic models. CFT-based interventions can help people with a range of mental health problems develop compassion for themselves, be open to the compassion of others and develop compassion for others. Dr Chris Irons is a clinical psychologist, researcher, author and trainer. He is co-director of Balanced Minds (www.balancedminds.com), a London-based organisation providing compassion focused psychological interventions for individuals and organisations. He is the author of a number of books, including The Compassionate Mind Workbook. This workbook is a step-by-step guide to CFT, in which the chapters build your understanding of yourself, the skills that give rise to a compassionate mind, and ways to work with whatever difficulties you're struggling with in life. The exercises, prompts and case stories in this book provide an understandable and practical way to develop compassion. Item Type:
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The Compassionate Mind Workbookis for anyone who is interested in how compassion - in the form of ideas and practices derived from Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and other approaches - may help us to engage with, understand and ultimately, try to alleviate suffering. This module teaches you how to behave and act in more compassionate ways, both by being kinder towards yourself, kinder towards others, and how to face some of the tough things in life you may need to deal with. Module 7: Self-Compassionate Living We know that imagery can be very powerful in triggering our emotions. With this is mind, this modules teaches you how to develop your own compassionate image, that will help you trigger compassionate feelings within you, which you can then direct towards yourself whenever you need them. Module 5: Self-Compassionate ThinkingThe Compassionate Mind Workbook is for anyone who is interested in how compassion - in the form of ideas and practices derived from Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and other approaches - may help us to engage with, understand and ultimately, try to alleviate suffering. This module teaches you how to take the compassionate feelings you are developing, and allow these to guide how you think. This module will teach you strategies such as Compassionate Thought Diaries and Compassionate Letter Writing, to encourage a kinder way of thinking about yourself and your situation. Module 6: Self-Compassionate Behaviour
Compassionate Mind (Compassion Focused Therapy) The Compassionate Mind (Compassion Focused Therapy)
This module teaches you the first practical steps towards being more self-compassionate. That is, retraining your attention to be more aware of when you are being self-critical and may be in need of a kinder approach to yourself, and also how to slow things down, using your breathing to activate a calming physical state that is more conducive to being self-compassionate. Module 4: Compassionate Imagery
This module provides a general description of what self-compassion is, and why it is important to our mental health, particularly in helping us overcoming our tendency to be our own worst critic. Module 2: Barriers to Self-Compassion Anxiety UK has a zero tolerance to abuse of any form. Messages with such content will not receive a response and your use of this service will be terminated if you use content that violates our zero tolerance policy. Furthermore, where relevant, details of any abusive message will be given to the police. This module is about pre-empting and dealing with the common barriers that get in the way of being more compassionate towards ourselves. Typical barriers are positive beliefs we may hold about being self-critical and negative beliefs we may hold about what is means to be self-compassionate. Module 3: Preparing for Self-Compassion
The Compassionate Mind Workbook by Chris Irons, Elaine
The Compassionate Mind Workbook is for anyone who is interested in how compassion – in the form of ideas and practices derived from Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and other approaches – may help us to engage with, understand and ultimately, try to alleviate suffering. Overcoming, Little Brown Book Group, Hachette Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DZ Dr Elaine Beaumont is a psychotherapist who specialises in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), compassion focused therapy (CFT) and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR).
Partial full text availability via GOOGLE Books: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=JUQ9CgAAQBAJ&l... Abstract There is good and increasing evidence that cultivating compassion for one's self and others can have a profound impact on our physiological, psychological and social processes. In contrast, concerns with inferiority, shame and self-criticism can have very negative impacts on these processes and are associated with poorer physical and mental health.