Although technology may have advanced a lot, reading is still a powerful way to learn, reflect and develop ourselves. Added to this, there’s lots of evidence that reading – for example, self-help books – can lead to a variety of positive changes in life
At Balanced Minds, we’re big believers in B&B – blogs and books! Take a look to find out more about some of the Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) books our team have helped to produce, alongside some other key readings in the compassion literature.
The Compassionate Mind Workbook
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. The Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) approach suggests that we can learn to relate to both voices and ourselves in a way that is less about conflict and more about cooperation.
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.
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.