There are times when a client can get stuck in “what if” scenarios and worry about the future.
And when that happens, it stifles their ability to think clearly and approach their problems with wisdom and creativity.
But there’s a very succinct, engaging story that’s popular in Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) that can help clients see their situation with fresh perspective. Paul Gilbert, PhD developed it, and in the video below you can hear a fantastic telling by Dennis Tirch, PhD – I’ll let him take it from here.
When a client understands a little about how the brain works, it can lift some of the shame that some clients may feel about their emotional experience. It can clear a path for self-compassion and help them respond to challenges in new ways.
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