Meditations by mindful compassion
Mindful Compassion Resources
The following meditations, imagery and experiential practices were originally published in The ACT Practitioner’s Guide to the Science of Compassion: Tools for Fostering Psychological Flexibility published by New Harbinger, Experiencing ACT from the Inside Out: A Self-Practice/Self-Reflection Workbook for Therapists, published by Guilford Press, and published to Soundcloud by the authors.
We have posted a number of the audio meditations that we use in our psychotherapy and training approach below . . .
Please feel free to listen to these meditations streaming or download them to your own device. They are all available for free and we hope they are useful to you. These exercises are some of the central practices we use in our CFT, ACT and Fierce Compassion group work.
The meditations were recorded by either Dr. Dennis Tirch or Dr. Laura Silberstein-Tirch. They are derived from Compassion Focused Therapy, developed by Dr. Paul Gilbert, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and from other sources in Mindfulness and Contemplative Psychology.
Please remember to use your judgment and wisdom with these practice, and note that these are not meant to be a substitute for working with a mental health professional or a qualified teacher of meditation.
Also, it is best not to listen to these exercises while driving or engaging in other complex tasks. Sending good wishes to you and yours on your own personal journey into mindfulness and compassion. – D. T.