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Self Help

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Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

Are you struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem or depression? Have you lost your focus, drive or passion for life? Do you feel low in confidence, like you’ll never be good enough? Or perhaps you’re just feeling flat, uninspired and a little lost

At Balanced Minds, we understand that life can sometimes be hard and everyone struggles from time to time. With so much to think about, external pressures and the constant juggle of life, it’s easy to be critical and hard on yourself. To feel fed up, frustrated or overwhelmed.

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) offers a caring, effective and evidence-based solution. Our professional, qualified and experienced therapists can help you break free from negative self-talk and unhelpful behaviour patterns. We can help to develop your self-worth, self-confidence and self-compassion so you can lead a happier and more contented life.


Meet one of our experienced therapists in our Victoria or Kings Cross office


Meet one of our experienced therapists in our central Edinburgh office


See how Compassionate Mind Training (CMT) groups can help you


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Compassion Self-Help

Need help but don’t want to work with a therapist? We have a wide variety of evidenced based self-help resources and materials that guide you on the path towards happiness and wellbeing.

App & Courses

Find out about our evidence based app & online self-compassion courses


Explore our free to access compassionate mind training (CMT) audio practices


Explore of library of compassion and self-compassion videos


Check out our inspiring self-help books and compassion blog

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) Workshops

Are you a therapist, health care practitioner or coach, and interested in learning more about how to use CFT in your job? We’ve got a variety of trainings tailored to those just starting off on their CFT journey, and for people who want to deepen and develop their knowledge and skills further.

An Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy

Learn the key ideas, theory and practices of CFT

Learn to run CFT groups

Learn how to run Compassionate Mind Training (CMT) groups

Specialist & Bespoke Workshops

Learn how to use CFT in specific settings and populations

Apply Compassion in Organisations

Find out how compassion can help your workplace & staff wellbeing

Who we’ve worked with

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“Loved this training. A fascinating subject was delivered with passion, humour and expertise. Thoroughly enjoyable”
This workshop has given me some really good ideas of working with people who hear voices and consolidated my prior learning and knowledge of CFT.
Really helpful interaction, I have attended some previous CFT workshops and this has built on my knowledge and also how to apply CFT to people who hear voices.
Very good course. Developed lots of skills to apply to my clinical work.
A really engaging trainer who made me feel really inspired to work with my clients who experience hearing voices.
“This training was inspiring, personally valuable and insightful”.
Really good teaching and exercises and videos. Really helpful for me to do work with both patients and staff – lots of good stuff in here to use. Thanks!