Our human brains have evolved to be quite “tricky.“ They have the capacity to provide compassionate caring and also callous destruction. Dr. Paul Gilbert offers hope: “We get to decide which evolved part of us runs the show.” In this interview, Dr. Gilbert, father of Compassion Focused Therapy, discusses “caring psychology” — a psychology that integrates evolution science, attachment theory, mindfulness, neuroscience, and Jungian archetypes. This approach offers a coherent model to alleviate human suffering.
Listen and Learn:
‧ How our tricky brains are a mismatch for our modern day environment
‧ The difference between seeking safety and feeling safe
‧ Why our minds loop and what to do about it
‧ Caring psychology and hope for our planet
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