Compassion Focused Exercises

Compassion Focused Therapy is about developing warmth and soothing toward ourselves and others. It can be very difficult at first so it is important to progress at a pace that is right for you. Below are a number of compassion-focused exercises that you can do to develop and enhance care and compassion towards yourself and others.

Resources from Dr. Paul Gilbert’s Compassionate Mind

Building a Compassionate Image Exercise

Compassionate Letter Writing

Worksheets, Other Documents, & Workshop Videos


Resources from Dr. Dennis Tirch’s Mindful Compassion


Media & Videos


Resources from Dr. Kristin Neff’s Self-Compassion

Guided Self-Compassion Meditations (MP3s)

Self-Compassion Enhancement Exercises 


Resources from Dr. Christopher Germer’s Mindful Self-Compassion