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The Role of Self-Compassion in Recovering from Trauma

Compassion is a powerful tool for therapists as whole, but also people in general. Compassion can turn a bad day into a good day, a terrible week into one that looks better than the last. Compassion Focussed Therapy has proven to have powerful and lasting results for clients looking to treat the damage caused by their traumatic life experiences. But how can self-compassion help with trauma?

Defining Trauma

Extreme negative life experiences can sometimes result in one feeling traumatised. This trauma is often life-altering and lasting. Trauma is categorised as either Big T or Small t trauma. Whichever category your experience falls into relates to the nature of what you were subjected to. As a result, traumatic experiences can span from the death of a pet to sexual assault and serious injury. Trauma can commonly cause intense, unwarranted feelings of shame and self-criticism, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Compassion Focussed Therapy

Based in London and Edinburgh, our therapists have years of experiencing treating people experiencing a range of difficulties, a lot of the time involving trauma of some degree or other. Compassion is the act of being compassionate towards ourselves and others when it comes to the difficulties we experience. In doing so learning how to alleviate the suffering that they cause, on whatever level that may be.

Other Therapeutic Approaches

Our therapists in Edinburg and London also have experience in cognitive-behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy, amongst more. This ensures that we are well-equipped to help tackle a plethora of complex issues.

Balanced Minds

Contact the team at Balanced Minds for more information by emailing  info@balancedminds.com or use our self-referral form today.

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