Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) Series (2): Understanding Brain Development

Issued 8 February 2021

Brain Development

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.

This video looks at a way of understanding how our brains developed through evolution and considers some of the ways our old-new brain interactions can shape our experiences in the here and now, and one way to step back and try something different.