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Paul Gilbert



Paul Gilbert, PhD, OBE, is a British clinical psychiatrist, author, and creator of Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), which integrates elements from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other psychological approaches, Buddhist psychology, and neuroscience. His works emphasizes the scientific understanding and effectiveness of compassion.

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The Compassionate Mind

Compassion and particularly compassion towards oneself can have a significant impact on our well-being and mental health. Developing our sense of compassion can affect many areas of our lives, in particular our relationships with other people.

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16 Compassion Focused Therapy Training Exercises and Worksheets

Compassion gets a lot of attention in positive psychology, and for good reason – it’s a major concern of many religious and philosophical leaders, including the Dalai Lama and Pope Francis.

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The Jealousy Cure: Learn to Trust, Overcome Possessiveness, and Save Your Relationship

We’ve all heard tales of the overly jealous spouse or significant other. Maybe we’ve even been that jealous person, though we may not want to admit it. It’s hard to imagine anyone sailing through life without either having feelings of jealousy or being the target of someone’s jealousy.

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Compassion Focused Therapy with Dr Paul Gilbert

Dr Paul Gilbert shares his immense knowledge of being more compassionate with ourselves and others.

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How Mindfulness Fosters Compassion

Author and therapist Paul Gilbert explores how awareness of how our own minds work can help break negative thought patterns and help us to become more compassionate.

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Human Nature and Suffering

This volume explores the implications of humans as evolved social animals. Gilbert suggests that evolution has given rise to a varied set of social competencies which form the basis of our personal knowledge and understanding.

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How to Turn Your Brain from Anger to Compassion

Attention is like a spotlight—whatever it shines on becomes brighter in the mind. This knowledge can help us build compassion, says Paul Gilbert.

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Compassion Based Therapy

Wendy Wood talks to Dr Christopher Germer, Dr Kristin Neff and Professor Paul Gilbert about the development of Compassion-Based Therapy.

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Compassion: Concepts, Research and Applications

Paul Gilbert brings together an international line-up of leading scholars and researchers in the field to provide a state-of-the-art exploration of key areas in compassion research and applications.

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Shame and Compassion: Q&A With Paul Gilbert, Part 1 of 2

How do shame and compassion relate to one another?

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