Dennis Tirch is a compassion focused psychologist
specializing in the practice of awakening.
Associate Director, American Institute for Cognitive Therapy as well as,
Founder and Director of The Center for Mindfulness and Compassion Focused
Therapy. The center practices a range of cognitive and behavioral methods,
such as Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy .
We held a wide ranging discussion about how to foster empathy and
compassion in society. Dennis is author of:
The Compassionate Mind Approach to Overcoming Anxiety.
are many factors that contribute to developing a mind that is prone to
intense anxiety, and if you have such a mind, there are many things you
can do to change the way it works. Research has shown that practicing
kindness and compassion soothes experiences of fear, while self-critical
thoughts tend to intensify them."
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