What is Compassion-Focused Therapy?

Compassion-focused Therapy (CFT) helps people shift their relationship to their difficult experiences.  It helps people soften their tendency to beat themselves up or shame themselves or think that there is something wrong with them.  It offers people tools, skills...
The Way It Is

The Way It Is

There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for others to see. While you hold it you can’t get lost. Tragedies happen; people get...
My Self-Compassion Journey

My Self-Compassion Journey

In 2014 I found myself at a week long intensive training in Mindful Self-Compassion on Whidbey Island, Washington and the trajectory of my life changed. The practices resonated deeply and challenged my inner self-critic that had been running the show for too long. I...
Letting Go of Striving

Letting Go of Striving

MSC is about building resources, skills, and strengths to face our human imperfections with loving, connected presence. It takes courage to embark on the practice of Mindful Self-Compassion. Choosing to learn how to respond to ourselves with kindness and compassion...