Dennis Tirch on treating yourself with compassion

Dr. Tirch is the Founder of The Center for Compassion Focused Therapy, the first clinical training center for Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) in the United States. Dr. Tirch has been described as one of the country’s foremost leaders in compassion training and evidence-based therapy. He is an internationally acknowledged expert therapist, supervisor and trainer in CFT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Buddhist Psychology (BP). 

Dr. Tirch is an author of 6 books, and numerous chapters and peer-reviewed articles on mindfulness, acceptance and compassion in psychotherapy. His books include the new Guilford Publications release, Experiencing ACT from the Inside Out, a self-practice/self-reflection workbook for therapists, and The Compassionate Mind Guide To Overcoming Anxiety, the first evidence-based self-help book to apply the science of compassion to the treatment of anxiety. With Dr. Laura Silberstein-Tirch and others, Dr. Tirch is currently developing a research protocol involving behavioral science and CFT for treating anxiety, worry and fear-based difficulties through compassionate courage cultivation.

 

 

Lyrics to the song that was inspired by the interview:

 

IT'S POSSIBLE

Compassionate living 
Is easy to do 
The seed is already there 
Inside of you 

And can you imagine? 
All you could do? 
If only you? 
Didn't stop you 

It's possible - all you gotta do is try 
It's possible - let your old habits die 
It's possible - to change the way you feel 
It's possible - to become the ideal 

Maintain a loving heart 
In the presence of strife 
Awaken your courage 
Reclaim your life 

Observe anxiety 
Watch it get quashed 
With love as your compass 
You'll never get lost 

It's possible - all you gotta do is try 
It's possible - let your old habits die 
It's possible - to change the way you feel 
It's possible - to become the ideal 

It's possible - change your likes and aversions 
It's possible - be your very best version 
Be grounded and here 
Let go of your fear 

Dear inner critic 
I wanna thank you again 
I know you're trying to protect us 
From going through pain 

Despite your criticism 
I hold you in kindness 
But you can 
rest now because 
We've got this 

It's possible - all you gotta do is try 
It's possible - let your old habits die 
It's possible - to change the way you feel 
It's possible - to become the ideal 

It's possible - change your likes and aversions 
It's possible - be your very best version 
Be grounded and here 
Let go of your fear 

It's possible 
It's possible 
Make it probable 
Be loveable 

It's possible - all you gotta do is try 
It's possible - let your old habits die 
Be grounded and here 
Let go of your fear 

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