. Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) was originally developed to help people experiencing chronic and complex MH problems and those experiencing high levels of shame and self-criticism to cultivate a compassionate care orientation toward themselves and others (18, 19). CFT is an integrative multi-modal therapy based on evolutionary psychology, attachment theory, neuroscience, and cognitive behavior theory. An essential aspect of CFT is compassionate mind training to help individuals to experience warm
Anna Sofia Bratt,
Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , 38–47
The last 20 years have seen substantial developments in research on prosocial behavior in general and compassion in particular (1). Perceived social support and the giving and receiving of compassion are protective factors for perceived social threats, adverse life events, and self-criticism (2). Compassion is linked to healthy adjustment and well-being, especially for adolescents (3-12).
There remain, however, substantial disagreements and differences in the definition and self
Frida Carlberg Rindestig,
Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , 70–80