Experiencing Compassion-Focused Therapy from the Inside Out

A Self-Practice/Self-Reflection Workbook for Therapists

Russell L. Kolts, Tobyn Bell, James Bennett-Levy, and Chris Irons
Foreword by Paul Gilbert

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332 Pages
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“This is a well-written workbook that has value for novice therapists as well as more experienced ones….The authors provide many tools throughout the workbook including activities, surveys, and self-reflection questions that are useful tools for the therapist.”


“This excellent workbook provides therapists with an experiential exploration of CFT, giving them another clinical tool to help alleviate the suffering that their clients present in treatment. This will certainly enhance their work with these clients.”

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“CFT is a bold new approach to psychotherapy based on our innate capacity to transform emotional suffering—our own and others'—by cultivating care and kindness. This workbook introduces clinicians to CFT and provides a first-person experiential framework for transferring that knowledge into clinical practice. A special strength of this book is its versatility; it invites clinicians to explore up to 34 different aspects of CFT that are most personally relevant. Highly recommended for novice and seasoned therapists who want to experience and share the life-changing potential of CFT.”

—Christopher Germer, PhD, private practice, Arlington, Massachusetts

“CFT is becoming an essential technique in the armamentarium of the mental health clinician. This book allows clinicians to understand the power of CFT through applying the therapy to themselves, and by doing so, to improve both their own lives and their clinical effectiveness. The authors are to be commended for this superb, straightforward guide that allows the reader to truly experience CFT 'from the inside out.'”

—James R. Doty, MD, Founder and Director, Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, Stanford University

“A 'must read' for all therapists! This book does an amazing job of taking the complex, empirically based principles of CFT and weaving them into an easy-to-implement guide to personal practice. Any therapist who wants to help clients develop greater self-compassion should read this book first in order to see how it all works. You will learn how to be kinder and more supportive to yourself using the practices of CFT. The SP/SR approach not only will improve the quality of your professional practice, but also will help you become happier and more emotionally resilient along the way.”

—Kristin Neff, PhD, Department of Educational Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin

“This book is an extraordinary achievement. It takes therapists to the heart and soul of CFT practice, inviting them to genuinely embody and experience compassion for both self and others. The workbook is intellectually vigorous and packed with a rich array of research and practices. This is a volume that will enrich the knowledge of novice and seasoned practitioners alike, and must be the go-to resource for anyone wanting to develop a deep understanding of CFT.”

—Graham Music, PhD, Tavistock Centre, London, United Kingdom