The Management of Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: An Integrated and Expeditionary Approach

Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT): Introducing a Process-based System of Psychotherapy to Help Patients with Breast Cancer

Author(s): Katarzyna Rygiel * .

Pp: 198-205 (8)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815196023123010018

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) integrates techniques from cognitivebehavioral therapy with concepts from psychology and neuroscience. The main objective of CFT is to use compassionate mind training to help individuals develop and maintain the experiences of inner warmth and stability, through the cultivation of compassion (including self-compassion). This chapter will describe in detail self-compassion as a technique to help ease distress, anxiety, or depressive feelings, as well as enhance resilience and establish objective health-related expectations and goals for patients with serious chronic diseases, such as cancer, including triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). 

Keywords: Behavioral practices, Compassion-focused therapy (CFT), Negative emotions, Psychoeducation, Self-compassion.

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