Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) Series (5): Soothing System - understanding slowing down and feeling safe

Issued 8 February 2021


Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) is a talking therapy that was originally developed by Paul Gilbert in the UK and is used in many countries around the world. Read more about CFT and St. Michael's House here

St. Michael's House Compassion Focused Therapy Project was developed by Dr Manus Moynihan (CAMHS-ID) and Dr Anita Hyland (CAMHS-ID/SAT) who are clinical psychologists in St. Michael's House.  These videos are developed for families, staff and service users.  We hope you find them useful, particularly during COVID-19 pandemic.

The "Soothing System" is a way to understand some of the ways to slow down, feel safe, and feel content. We will explore how this part of us can often be overshadowed by "Threat" and "Drive" systems and how you might pay more attention to the "Soothing System" to being more balance to your life.