Season: 1 / Episode: 11

Guest host Joachim Stempfle speaks with Compassion Focused Therapy founder Paul Gilbert. Paul shares how his early training and experiences helped him appreciate the importance of compassion and explains how Compassion Focused Therapy is linked to both scientific realities and spiritual philosophies. Joachim and Paul also discuss how compassion is not just a therapeutic tool, but something that is essential to thriving schools and workplaces. Paul’s warmth is infectious, and we hope it provides you with some positive, uplifting “emotional textures” to take away.

To learn more about Paul’s work and Compassion Focused Therapy, visit the Compassionate Mind Foundation.

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We also suggest the following books:

  • Gilbert, P. (2019). Living Like Crazy. Compassionate Wellbeing; 2nd edition
  • Gilbert, P. (2017). Compassion: Concepts, Research and Applications. Routledge
  • Gilbert, P. & Choden (2015). Mindful Compassion. Robinson
  • Gilbert, P. (2009). Overcoming Depression. Robinson
  • Gilbert, P. (2010). Compassion Focused Therapy: Distinctive Features (CBT Distinctive Features). Routledge
  • Gilbert, P. (2007). Psychotherapy and Counselling for Depression. SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Gilbert, P. (2005). Compassion: Conceptualisations, Research and Use in Psychotherapy. Routledge
  • Gilbert, P. (2021). Depression: From Psychology to Brain State. Annwyn House
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