The principles of Compassion Focused Therapy are drawn from a wide range of fields including evolutionary psychology, neuroscience, models of emotion and cognitive and behavioural approaches. As such there is a wealth of articles, chapters and books that may be useful to both clinicians and researchers interested in developing a greater understanding of this area.
If you are aware of papers that may related to this area, and may be of interest to others, please contact us with the details.
We hope the following papers will be both interesting and useful to you.
International Journal of Cognitive Therapy
Special edition of this journal on compassion.
A pilot exploration of heart rate variability and salivary cortisol responses to compassion-focused imagery
Rockliff, H., Gilbert, P., McEwan, K., Lightman, S. & Glover, D. (2008), Clinical Neuropsychiatry.
Development Of A Striving To Avoid Inferiority Scale
Gilbert, P., Broomhead, C., Irons, C., McEwan,K., Bellew, R., Mills, A., Gale, C. & Knibb, R. (2007). British Journal of Social Psychology.
Paranoid Beliefs And Self-Criticism In Students
Mills, A., Gilbert, P., Bellew, R., McEwan, K. & Gale, C. (2007). Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy.
Social Anxiety And The Shame Of Psychosis: A Study In First Episode Psychosis
Birchwood, M., Trower, P., Brunet, K. & Gilbert, P. (2006). Behaviour Research and Therapy.
By John Ballatt and Penny Campling.
Compassionate Mind Training with People who hear Malevolent Voices: A Case Series Report
Mayhew, S.L. & Gilbert, P. 15, 113-138 (2008). Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy.
Farsides, T. (2000). Winning Hearts And Minds: Using Psychology To Promote Voluntary Organ Donation
Health Care Analysis. 8, 101-121.
A pilot exploration of the use of compassionate images in a group of self-critical people
Paul Gilbert & Chris Irons (2004) Memory.
Criticizing and reassuring oneself: An exploration of forms, styles and reasons in female students
P Gilbert, M Clarke, S Hempel, J N V Miles, C Irons (2004). British Journal of Clinical Psychology.
Self-Criticism and Self-Warmth. An Imagery Study Exploring their Relation to Depression
P Gilbert, M W Baldwin, C Irons, J R Baccus & M Palmer. (2006). Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy.
Compassionate Mind Training for People with High Shame and Self-Criticism: Overview and Pilot Study of a Group Therapy Approach
P Gilbert & S Proctor (2006). Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy.
Old and New Ideas of the Evolution of Mind and Psychotherapy
Paul Gilbert (2006). Clinical Neuropsychiatry.
Database of Compassion Focused Therapy Publications
Ken Goss has collated over 800 publications about Compassion Focused Therapy which have been submitted by the users of the Compassionate Mind Google Group. He hopes to update the database every three months.
Instructions for using the database are given here.