The origins and nature of compassion focused therapy.

@article{Gilbert2014TheOA,
  title={The origins and nature of compassion focused therapy.},
  author={Paul Gilbert},
  journal={The British journal of clinical psychology},
  year={2014},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={
          6-41
        }
}
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, partners help and share with alliances, and care for kin) and different functional emotional systems (e.g., to respond to threats, seek out resources, and for states of contentment/safeness). In addition, about 2 million years ago, (pre-)humans began to evolve a range of cognitive competencies for reasoning… CONTINUE READING

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