Compassion Focused Thearpy

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Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) is an approach to help people who struggle with shame, self-criticism, and feelings of inadequacy.

  • The Focus: CFT focuses on developing compassion, both for yourself and others. This compassion becomes a tool to soothe difficult emotions, build self-acceptance, and create a sense of inner safety.

  • Who does it help? CFT is beneficial for those with:

    • Depression and anxiety
    • Experiences of early trauma or neglect
    • Harsh self-judgment and low self-esteem
    • Difficulty forming healthy relationships
  • How it works: CFT uses techniques like:

    • Mindfulness and guided imagery to develop and foster self-compassion
    • Exploring how our brains respond to threat
    • Learning how to cultivate a compassionate inner voice

CFT helps to change how you respond to feelings of insecurity and self-attack with understanding, warmth, and the ability to comfort yourself the way you would a loved one.

Interested in learning more about CFT? Visit the Compassionate Mind Foundation website at:

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