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Ep. #89 Compassion Focused Therapy for Depression and Anxiety w/ Dr Stan Steindl Underground Antics with Shane Pokroy

Dr. Stan Steindl is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice at Psychology Consultants Pty Ltd and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He is also co-director of the UQ Compassionate Mind Research Group. Stan’s research interests are in the areas of motivation, behaviour change, compassion and compassion-based interventions, and especially the role of cultivating compassion and self-compassion in the context of trauma, shame, self-criticism and clinical disorders, as well as promoting psychological well-being. In this episode, Stan and Shane discuss how Compassion-Focused Therapy conceptualizes and works with anxiety and depression. The discussion begins with an overview of the central theory and tenets of CFT and then progresses to a conversation about the three emotional regulation systems.  If there is an imbalance between these three emotional regulation systems, mental distress and suffering can arise. People who are highly self-critical and self-shaming may not have had enough stimulation of the soothing system or too much activation of the threat system. This imbalance may lead people to find it difficult to feel and express kindness towards themselves. They may be highly sensitive to criticism or rejection, whether real or perceived and internalize that disapproval. The goal of CFT is to correct this imbalance in the emotion regulation systems. Check Out Stan’s YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCujCvGkc_TFF7KmA0Sk4E7A  Get a copy of Stan’s latest book, The Gifts of Compassion: How to Understand and Overcome  Suffering, https://www.amazon.com/Gifts-Compassion-understand-overcome-suffering/dp/1925644480/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=The+Gifts+of+Compassion%3A+How+to+understand+and+overcome+suffering&qid=1659468355&sr=8-1  More of Stan:  🙏🏽 Website: https://www.stansteindl.com/  🙏🏽 YouTube Channel: https://www.stansteindl.com/  🙏🏽 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr_stan_steindl/  🙏🏽 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drstansteindl  🙏🏽 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stan-steindl-150a5264/  More of Shane:  🙏🏽 Underground Antics Website: https://undergroundantics.com  🙏🏽 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shane-pokroy/  🙏🏽 Instagram: https://instagram.com/shanepokroy/  🙏🏽 Facebook: https://facebook.com/UndergroundAnticsPodcast/  🙏🏽 Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@undergroundantics  🎧 Listen and subscribe to Underground Antics on your favourite podcast platform  Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/underground-antics-with-shane-pokroy/id1516717778  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/001s4TUyZIrHhlH3jp0169  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@undergroundanticspodcast   Produced by: Jason Shapiro  https://shapirocreations.com/  🙏🏽 Thanks for tuning in! Share this episode with someone who might enjoy it! #podcast #psychology #therapy #compassion #mind #cft #healing #emotions #brain #compassionfocusedtherapy #motivation #threat #drive #soothing #shame #selfcriticism #emotionregulation #affectregulation #wellbeing Disclaimer: The information and materials offered on this site, or in any messaging correspondence originating from this site, are intended for educational purposes only. This information is not meant to be a substitute or to replace psychological or professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of any kind. Nothing on this site should be considered as practice of psychological or medical care and is not meant to provide professional advice or a psychological service of any kind. If you are seeking advice about your psychological well-being mental health, or general physical health, please seek the care of a regulated healthcare professional without delay. Your decision to use any of the information or materials provided on this site acknowledges your acceptance of these terms, and the use of information and material contained within is solely at your own risk.
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