The primary therapeutic technique of CFT include Appreciation exercises, or activities emphasising the things an individual enjoys.
These exercises may include making a list of likes, taking time to savour the moment when something enjoyable is noticed, and other positive rewarding behaviours.
Another technique widely used in CFT is Mindfulness, it promotes paying attention to the current moment in a non-judgmental manner.
CFT focuses on Compassion-focused imagery exercises, or the use of guided memories.
The goal is the production of a relational image that stimulates the soothing system.
This can be achieved by imaging someone showing kindness and compassion to you and experience how that feels, with the intention that you learn how to show yourself kindness and compassion.