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The Role of Love in Psychotherapy

Copyright : 12/10/2015

When Moment to Moment Awareness Isn’t Enough


  1. Explain two ways that self-compassion goes beyond simple mindfulness practice.


  • What we Resist Persists
  • Loving Kindness Meditation
  • Mindfulness vs. Self-Compassion
  • Giving and Receiving Compassion
Copyright : 23/09/2015

The 5 Myths of Self-Compassion


  1. Explain why practicing self-compassion is neither a sign of weakness nor self-indulgence


  • Self-Compassion vs. Mindfulness
  • Self-Compassion vs. Self-Acceptance
  • Self-Pity
  • Indicators of Self-Compassion
Copyright : 12/10/2015

Facing Our Dark Sides


  • To recognize your client’s inner critic, uncover its positive intent, and engage it in productive dialogue
  • To engage the compassionate Self and help it achieve a leadership role in your client’s inner system
  • The important role your parts play in helping clients develop self-compassion
  • How to take a parts approach to enhancing your own capacity for self-compassion


List three inner parts, and describe the roles they play in helping facilitate self-compassion.

Copyright : 30/09/2015

The Skills of Self-Compassion


  • Teach the fundamental skills of self-compassion step by step
  • Help client’s create a friendly internal voice to deliver positive “reality check” messages in a supportive non-critical way
  • Coach clients using breath, posture, and other techniques to calm the mind and activate the brain’s network for caring and kindness
  • Help relieve a client’s shame and self-criticism through psychoeducation and supporting courage and the motivation to change

Describe the three main phases of compassion-focused therapy.

Copyright : 05/10/2015

Unlocking a Client’s Natural Compassion


  1. Describe two ways to help clients unfamiliar with self-compassion understand the concept better.


  • The Two Basic Emotional Circuits
  • Energy of Compassion
  • The Three Measures of a Positive Alliance
  • Understanding Self-Compassion
  • Practicing Self-Compassion
  • Obstacles to Self-Compassion
Copyright : 06/10/2015