Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) is an offshoot of CBT. It was designed for people with high levels of self-criticism or shame. It is supposed to be helpful for people who can reason against their fears or beliefs but who find that their feelings don't change. The theory behind CFT is that we have evolved a … Continue reading What is Compassion Focused Therapy?
"Whatever else there is, there's this as well" - Maitreyabandhu1 It's hard being ill, I have lost so much and there's so much I can't do. This drags down my mood and my well-being. There's also a lot of physical discomfort too. I first came across the idea of deliberately looking for the pleasurable aspects of … Continue reading Making the most of small pleasures
By life has been full of terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened" Michael de Montaigne I have always been something of a worrier. I was okay with that and sometimes found it useful as I'd make extra effort to rehearse something in advance or think through what might go wrong. But now I have a … Continue reading Worry Time