50. Compassion Focused Therapy with Dr. Russell Kolts

Are You Curious How Therapy Can Increase Compassion Towards Yourself And Others?

Want To Know More About Our Tricky Brains And How To Use Compassion As An Alternative To Shame And Blame?

Are You A Therapist That Wants To Practice Compassion Focused Therapy On Yourself?

Then Join Us For An Interview With Dr. Russell Kolts!

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In this episode, Diana interviews Dr. Russell Kolts, expert in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). We explore the tricky human brain and compassion as "the only thing that makes sense" given the nature of our minds. Dr. Kolts describes the emotion regulation model of CFT and strategies to move from threat and drive to safeness.

Russell L. Kolts, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Eastern Washington University, where he has taught for the past eighteen years and has received numerous awards, including twice being named the Associated Student Body's Faculty of the Year (in 2002 and 2014). An internationally-recognized trainer in Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Kolts has authored or coauthored numerous books and scholarly articles on compassion and CFT, including CFT Made Simple, The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Managing Your Anger, and Experiencing Compassion-Focused Therapy from the Inside Out. See Dr. Kolts' in action during his TEDx Talk, entitled "Anger, Compassion, and What it Means to be Strong."

Resources:

Experiencing Compassion-Focused Therapy from the Inside Out

CFT Made Simple

The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Managing Your Anger

TEDx Talk: Anger, Compassion, and What it Means to be Strong