When Depressed Clients Blame Themselves

Elisha Goldstein on Treating Depression with Self-Compassion

Rich Simon

While the source of physical wounds can usually be easily identified, the cause of emotional wounds are often hidden and hard to recognize, leading many depressed clients to assume they’re responsible for their own pain and therefore their suffering isn’t legitimate.

To help depressed clients figure out what they need to heal, mindfulness specialist Elisha Goldstein has developed several effective self-compassion practices that he incorporates into his work.

Watch the video clip below from Elisha's session in our brand-new webcast series, Treating the Depressed Client, to hear him talk about the first step toward self-compassion that he employed with a client whose sense of shame was fueling her depression.


This is just one of the self-compassion techniques Elisha will discuss in this webcast session.

Treating the Depressed Client:
The Most Effective Approaches

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Here’s a preview of what each session in this series offers you:

  • David Burns on Overcoming Resistance in Depression Treatment
    Develop a more powerful and effective approach to shortening depression treatment.

  • Michael Yapko on Depression: An Experiential Approach
    View video clips of a clinical interview and expand your range of active, skill-building techniques with depressed clients.

  • Zindel Segal on The Mindful Way Through Depression
    Bring the insights of mindfulness traditions into your work with depressed clients.

  • Margaret Wehrenberg on When Depression and Anxiety Co-Occur
    Identify seven types of anxious/depressed clients and how to approach each one.

  • Judith Beck on The Cognitive Therapy of Depression
    Learn powerful techniques for bringing about enduring changes in depression symptoms.

  • Elisha Goldstein on Self-Compassion and the Depressed Client
    Enhance your ability to create an atmosphere of trust and empowerment in working with depressed clients.


Treating the Depressed Client
Series Available Now

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Topic: Anxiety/Depression | Mindfulness

Tags: cognitive therapy | David Burns | depression | depression and anxiety | depression symptoms | depression treatment | HEAL | Judith Beck | Margaret Wehrenberg | mindful | practices | resistance | self-compassion | suffering from depression | therapy

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