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CFT Made Simple: A Clinician’s Guide to Practicing Compassion-Focused Therapy by Russell Kolts

Russell is a friend of mine, an inspiration to many, and a wonderful person. In his book, CFT Made Simple (2016) “you’ll learn about compassion-focused therapy (CFT), a therapy that focuses on the purposeful cultivation of compassion, the skills and strengths that flow from it, and how to use these to work effectively with human suffering” (Kolts, CFT Made Simple, 2016, p. 1).

When we see what we’re up against—the situation we’re all in together, just by virtue of having human lives—there’s a deep realization that can arise: With all the potential suffering and struggle that we and all humans will face, compassion is the only response that makes sense. —Russell Kolts, CFT Made Simple, p. 1

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