Compassion Focused Therapy Blog

At Balanced Minds, we’re all about how CFT – and more broadly, compassion and self-compassion – can bring changes to people’s lives. We’re also interested in how we can take key ideas and insights from these perspectives, and share them in ways that are interesting and enlightening.

Check out our Compassion Focused Therapy blog for some of our latest thoughts and reflections. We’ve got articles from our team here at Balanced Minds, and we’re also lucky to be joined by guest blogs from key names in the field of CFT and compassion. 

And if you’d like to contribute a blog, please get in touch with us here

CFT & Yoga

CFT and Yoga

CFT & Yoga Dr Sunil Lad Consultant Counselling Psychologist Yoga means union. Currently modern yoga practise is often seen through the lens of exercising or

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compassion and nature

Compassion, CFT and Nature

Compassion, CFT and Nature Dr Kirsten McEwan – Associate Professor of Health and Well-being at the University of Derby Since childhood, I’ve found solace and comfort

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stan cft

Compassion & TEDx

Presenting with Compassion: How my TEDx talk about compassion and self-compassion gave me a chance to practice! Dr Stan Steindl Have you ever had an

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Paul Gilbert Compassion Focused Therapy founder

The Compassionate Motive

CFT and the Compassionate Motive Professor Paul GilbertCompassionate Mind Foundation The contemplative traditions have always seen compassion as a basic motive that organises the mind

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Holiday Self-Compassion

Holiday Self-Compassion

Holiday Self-Compassion By Dr Chris Irons Clinical Psychologist  Director, Balanced Minds Working as a therapist or clinician is an amazing job. It’s a privilege to

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