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Compassion Focused Therapy For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-119-07862-3
Paperback
336 pages
August 2016
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Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Started with Compassion Focused Therapy 5

CHAPTER 1: Introducing Compassion Focused Therapy 7

CHAPTER 2: Understanding Compassion 25

CHAPTER 3: Making Sense of Life’s Challenges 39

Part 2: Understanding Ourselves 53

CHAPTER 4: Introducing the Three Circles 55

CHAPTER 5: Getting to Know Ourselves: Exploring Our Life Stories 73

CHAPTER 6: Considering Your Beliefs about Compassion 91

CHAPTER 7: Facing Barriers to Compassion 107

Part 3: Developing Our Compassionate Mind 119

CHAPTER 8: Directing Our Attention 121

CHAPTER 9: Preparing for Compassion 133

CHAPTER 10: Practising Compassion for Others 151

CHAPTER 11: Allowing Compassion In 165

CHAPTER 12: Delving Deeper into Self-Compassion 179

Part 4: Compassionate Practices 191

CHAPTER 13: Cultivating Compassionate Thoughts 193

CHAPTER 14: The Power of the Pen: Writing to Strengthen Your Compassionate Mind 213

CHAPTER 15: Taking Action! 231

CHAPTER 16: Expressing Yourself 251

CHAPTER 17: Understanding the Different Aspects of Yourself 265

CHAPTER 18: Placing Compassion at the Centre of Your Life 277

Part 5: The Part of Tens 285

CHAPTER 19: Ten Pointers for Seeking a Professional Therapist 287

CHAPTER 20: Ten Tips You May Want to Share 297

CHAPTER 21: Ten Ways to Change the World with Compassion 303

Appendix: Additional Resources 309

Index 313

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