Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) is very useful to those who who suffer with shame, blame and self-critical thoughts. These can in turn can lead to other mental health conditions such as anger, anxiety and depression.
Our brains are pre-programmed for survival at birth. What our brains don’t factor in is that we are living in the 21st century. We live in a vastly different landscape to which our brains were designed to navigate. Millions of years of evolution that have shaped our pre-programmed brains, and we are still playing catch up. CFT seeks to help us look at ourselves, and others with kindness and compassion. By understanding the struggles of the 21st century human, we can reduce depression, anxiety and anger and increase our resilience.
Professor Paul Gilbert, a leading authority on depression and compassion, developed CFT by integrating theories from leading psychotherapists into his own cognitive behavioural approach. Using empirical research and tools from Buddhism, neuroscience and evolutionary theory we help clients find compassion within themselves, for themselves and others.