One constant in therapy is that people are turning up for help with managing emotions and feelings that they find difficult to manage.
Based on the Compassionate Mind approach to Difficult Emotions (by one of Balanced Minds’ founders, Dr Chris Irons), there are a variety of things that can be helpful when therapists use CFT for difficult emotions, and more generally, when working with emotion regulation difficulties.
Take a look below for a variety of downloadable materials and guides
CFT for Difficult Emotions
Emotion Family Tree
Learn to keep track of how and when your self-criticism turns up
Emotion Awareness Chart
Here’s a downloadable guide to help you understand the function of the self-critic
Evolved Function of Emotions
Download this guide to putting an image to the self-critic