Friendship skills


 

Compassion Focused therapy (CFT)

This is a small part of CFT by Dr Paul Gilbert that I think you could very usefully use with your children when they have had some kind of argument or fall out with someone. It works by acknowledging that when you are in different emotional states your behaviour, thoughts and the memories you bring to mind are very much influenced by the emotional state you are in. For the sake of this helping your children to consider a situation, the states to consider are: angry, anxious, sad and lastly, compassionate.