Book Review: The Compassionate Mind Approach to Beating Overeating by Ken Goss

The Compassionate Mind Approach to Beating Overeating by Ken Goss This is not another diet book, although it will help you find ways to manage your food intake and energy output that are more in tune with your body’s needs. Instead, it offers you a different approach to learning to live in a complex body,… Continue reading Book Review: The Compassionate Mind Approach to Beating Overeating by Ken Goss

CFT: Understanding my personal story

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 developing self-compassion can encourage us to take good care of ourselves, to be accepting of our limitations and appreciative of our efforts. For some of us self-compassion isn’t… Continue reading CFT: Understanding my personal story

What is Compassion Focused Therapy?

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?

Practising… Self-Compassion 4

Week 4: Compassion vs. Criticism 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… Continue reading Practising… Self-Compassion 4

Practising… Self-Compassion 1-3

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