Compassion-Focused Therapy

  Part 4 “Theory Underlying Compassion-Focused Therapy The neurobiological model of CFT sees key anxieties as emerging from the interaction between the life history of the person and the “tricky” nature of our evolved brains (Gilbert, 2000, 2009, 2014). Traumatic memories are tagged by the brain’s threat-based alarm system, […]

Impact of Trauma on Compassion

Part 2 Impact of Trauma on Compassion “The capacity to be sensitive to suffering and the motivation to facilitate well-being are connected to a sense of belonging and secure safe relationships (Gilbert, 2009). Such social conditions create internal capacities to regulate emotion and the ability to trust in […]

Compassion-Focused EMDR

    Part 1 In our sister blog  The Alcoholics Guide to Alcoholism  one of our contributors has been charting his progress through EMDR therapy for complex post traumatic stress disorder in the following blogs starting with the most recent – Brain Sculpting  Filling the Hole in the Soul  […]

Wired to Connect: CULTIVATING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

  RELATIONAL POWER: CULTIVATING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE Part 4 “…Emotional intelligence, according to Goleman (1995), includes the capacity to self-regulate, delay gratification, empathize, be selfaware, and motivate oneself. In extending his focus to social intelligence, Goleman (2006) considers both social awareness (primal empathy, attunement, empathic accuracy, social cognition) and […]

Wired to Connect – The Emotional Brain and “Feeling Felt”

  Part 3 “ATTUNEMENT: ‘‘FEELING FELT’’ Secure attachment is built on the attunement of the parent with the infant. Attunement entails both low- and high-road circuits; ‘‘primal empathy,’’ including nonverbal synchrony, is a subcortical, emotional resonance between individuals; and ‘‘empathic accuracy’’ requires activation of the prefrontal cortex as […]

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