Compassion Focused Therapy Books

Our team have been involved in a variety of self compassion and Compassion Focused Therapy book projects. These books are helpful guides for anyone interested in learning about Compassion Focused Therapy and Compassionate Mind Training

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The Compassionate Mind Workbook 

This book was written for anyone interested in learning about Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), and developing greater self-compassion. It’s therefore helpful for the general public, clients who are seeing a therapist for CFT, or therapists who are interested in learning more about CFT. 

Relating to Voices Using Compassion Focused Therapy

Relating to Voices is a self-help book for people who hear voices, to develop a more compassionate understanding and relationship with their voices. In this book, authors Charlie and Eleanor create a warm and caring tone for the reader and a respectful tone for their voices.

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The Compassionate Mind Approach to Difficult Emotions

This book is useful for anyone who is interested in how Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) can help to manage and work with difficult emotions, such as anger, anxiety and shame. It can help to develop a broad range of emotion regulation strategies, including mindfulness, emotion labelling, acceptance and self-compassion.

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) from the Inside out 

This book is useful for any clinician or practitioner who would like to learn about the theory, exercises and application of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) through self-reflection and self-practice (so learning from ‘the inside out’).

Managing Stress 

University life can be hard, and involve all sorts of stressors - meeting new friends, living away from home for the first time, financial problems, work pressure and exam stress. This book outlines ideas about how and why we struggle with this, and a variety of ideas to manage stress in a healthy and helpful way. It incorporates ideas from Compassion Focused Therapy, and helps students to learn how to become more compassionate with themselves.


Depression is the most common of mental health problems. This book was written for anyone interested in studying and learning about depression, including college and university students, along with academics and clinicians. 

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