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?
I believe that having self-compassion is essential if I'm going to live a meaningful life with chronic illness. Unfortunately I'm not very good at it. I think self-compassion is so important because it's an attitude that encourages us to take good care of ourselves, to recognise how difficult life with a chronic condition can be, … Continue reading Practising… Self-Compassion 1-3