Budotherapy: Embrace Your Inner Peaceful Warrior while Using Compassion Focused Therapy to Cope with Fear and Pain

BudotherapyBudotherapy by Gabo Weis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As the author states in his introduction: ‘This book addresses people who deal with the sensitive space that exists during the encounter between therapist and client, as well as the encounter within a supervisory relationship. In the same breath, the book deals with the delicate and sometimes fragile meeting space between an educator and his students, between parents and their children, and between spouses.’

Budotherapy by Gabo Weis is a therapeutic approach that focuses on the observation and analysis of the experience of the therapist, the client, and the session itself, from the viewpoint of traditional Japanese martial arts - or what might be called "The Budo.” That concept alone made this one of the most interesting books I’ve read in years.

The therapeutic core of the book comes from Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), a system of psychotherapy developed by Paul Gilbert that integrates techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) along with other concepts. According to Gilbert, "One of its key concerns is to use compassionate mind training to help people develop and work with experiences of inner warmth, safeness and soothing, via compassion and self-compassion."

This book has helped me clarify my thinking, process my feelings, and make better decisions. If you are you ready to stop drifting and design a life you love, this read with help you on your journey. The author has put his heart in the pages of this book and will encourage and give hope to the reader. So many wonderful and courageous people share their experiences through books, and I thank this author for sharing his.

Highly recommended reading and a well-deserved five stars from me. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. Arigatou gozaimasu.

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