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Introducing compassion-focused therapy
Shame and self-criticism are transdiagnostic problems. People who experience them may struggle to feel relieved, reassured or safe. Research suggests that a specialised affect regulation system (orExpand
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Compassionate mind training for people with high shame and self‐criticism: overview and pilot study of a group therapy approach
Compassionate mind training (CMT) was developed for people with high shame and self-criticism, whose problems tend to be chronic, and who find self-warmth and self-acceptance difficult and/orExpand
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The relationship of shame, social anxiety and depression: the role of the evaluation of social rank
This study explores the associations between shame, depression and social anxiety from the perspective of social rank theory (Price and Sloman, 1987; Gilbert, 1989, 1992). Social rank theory arguesExpand
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The origins and nature of compassion focused therapy.
  • P. Gilbert
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The British journal of clinical psychology
  • 1 March 2014
Compassion focused therapy (CFT) is rooted in an evolutionary, functional analysis of basic social motivational systems (e.g., to live in groups, form hierarchies and ranks, seek out sexual, partnersExpand
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Criticizing and reassuring oneself: An exploration of forms, styles and reasons in female students.
OBJECTIVES Self-critical people, compared with those who self-reassure, are at increased risk of psychopathology. However, there has been little work on the different forms and functions of theseExpand
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Compassion Focused Therapy: Distinctive Features
Part I: Theory: Understanding the Model. Some Basics. A Personal Journey. The Evolved Mind and Compassion Focused Therapy. Multi-mind. Attachment and the Importance of Affection. Affect Regulation:Expand
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The role of defeat and entrapment (arrested flight) in depression: an exploration of an evolutionary view.
BACKGROUND The social rank theory of psychopathology suggests that with the evolution of social hierarchies various psychobiological mechanisms became attuned to the success or failure in conflictExpand
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The evolution of social attractiveness and its role in shame, humiliation, guilt and therapy.
  • P. Gilbert
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The British journal of medical psychology
  • 1 June 1997
This paper suggests that humans have innate needs to be seen as attractive to others. These needs form the basis for shame and mediate evaluations of social standing (status), social acceptance andExpand
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Fears of compassion: development of three self-report measures.
OBJECTIVES There is increasing evidence that helping people develop compassion for themselves and others has powerful impacts on negative affect and promotes positive affect. However, clinicalExpand
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