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Compassion Focused Therapy

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Tess Tamowski

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Compassion-focused Therapy Chelsea Clark, Kortnee Lake, and Tess Tamowski Compassion- a basic human kindness, with a deep awareness of the suffering of oneself and of other living beings, coupled with a wish and an effort to relieve it.
-Paul Gilbert Therapist Client Relationship Healing and Resistance Research in CFT Characteristics of Therapist The Skills of Compassion What does compassion look like? Goals of CFT Paul Gilbert Biological Affect Systems Basic Assumptions Basic Information Founded CFT for the self-critical and shame ridden individual
Extension of Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Buddhist Psychology
Neuroscience Individual experiences shame, guilt, and is self-critical
Negative self-perceptions generated from past abuse, neglect, lack of affection, or trauma
Repression of traumatic memories
Unsuccessful using other models of therapy Develop self-compassion
Reduce negative self-images
Withstand difficult emotions
Become more tolerant for one's own feelings
Build self-soothing skills
Become mindful of current circumstances Compassionate Attention
Compassionate Reasoning
Compassionate Behavior
Compassionate Feeling
Compassionate Imagery
Compassionate Sensation Empathy
Care for well-being
Distress tolerance
Non-judgement Warmth, trust, and non-judgement
Transparency between client and therapist
Model of self-compassion, self-acceptance, understanding and kindness Doubt others' concerns
Cling to negative thoughts Examination of Self-compassion in Relation to Positive Psychological Functioning and Personality Traits
A Pilot Exploration of Heart Rate Variability and Salivary Cortisol Responses to Compassion-focused Imagery
Compassionate Mind Training for People with High Shame and Self-Criticism: Overview and Pilot Study of a Group Therapy Approach Mindfulness of suffering
Motivation for compassionate response
Tolerating distress leads to caring
Express compassion in new ways
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