Paul Gilbert Talks All Things Self-Compassion

If you have been wanting to start a self-compassion practice, this episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit Podcast will blow your mind!  We address everything that you need to know about self-compassion.  When I say we, I am referring to myself and Paul Gilbert. You heard that right!  Professor of Clinical Psychology at University of Derby and Consultant Clinical Psychologist Paul Gilbert joins us today. I consider Paul Gilbert to be a Shame and Self-Compassion “Guru.”

Shame is something that we all experience and is very difficult when it comes to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Specific Phobias, and Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB’s) such as Dermatillomania (compulsive skin picking) and Trichotillomania (hair pulling).  Paul talks about how to apply self-compassion in our everyday living and shares profound insight and understanding of the human brain.  We have talked about...

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Let's Talk About The Best FREE Mindful Tool

I often get asked by clients and the CBT SCHOOL community for tips and tools to manage anxiety.  Luckily, there are a lot of scientifically proven treatment modalities and tools to help people suffering from and managing depression, anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and other mental health struggles.  However, there is one tool that we can use any time that we would like to.  And guess what?  IT’S FREE! It’s the best free mindful tool! 

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Before we get into this, I want to take a moment to look at things abstractly.  Hear me out with this, as I promise it will make sense once I explain this.

Let’s say that I would like to be a wonderful mom.  I want my daughter to think that I am the freaking best mom there ever...

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Tara Brach tells us to trust our capacity to change!

I am so thrilled and honored to share this interview with you.  This week’s episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit is one of my all-time favorites because I had the opportunity to interview my absolute idol, Tara Brach.  For those who do not know who Tara Brach is, let me introduce you to an inspirational and all-around amazing human.

As a Clinical Psychologist and meditation teacher, Tara Brach is a leading Western teacher of Buddhist Meditation, spiritual awakening, and emotional healing.  An author as well, she wrote two of my favorite books titled Radical Acceptance and True Refuge.  Additionally, Tara Brach co-founded the Awareness Training Institute (ATI) and the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program (MMTCP) alongside Jack Kornfield.

In my own journey, Tara’s podcast ( has been—and still is—one of the most important parts of my personal development and growth.  I would walk the neighborhood for hours...

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