Benefits of Compassion in Psychotherapy
The focus of the talk will be how compassion focused therapy began and how it is now developed. We will explore the evolutionary and motivational basis for compassion and how it organizes the mind. We'll discuss insights into the scientific and evolutionary model of compassion. And, we'll talk about overcoming common fears of compassion whereby we are able to be compassionate to others, open to the compassion from others, and give compassionately to ourselves.