Even when a client is making progress, self-blame, shame, and self-criticism can hold them back from reaching their goals.
But according to Dennis Tirch, PhD there is a compassion-based strategy that can help clients keep moving forward, even during difficult emotions or circumstances.
It’s a metaphor that he adapted from ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). Have a listen.
This can help clients acknowledge feelings like shame, jealousy, anxiety, and guilt without letting them disrupt their journey forward.
Do you have a client who might find this useful? How have compassion-based interventions helped your clients? Please share your experience in the comments below.