Small to moderate effectiveness: 0.45
What is Compassion-focused Therapy?
1. Using compassionate mind training in order to develop inner warmth, safeness and soothing through self-compassion and compassion for others.
2. Clients are taught to understand compassion from the third person before transferring those thought processes to themselves.
0.51 moderate effect: increased well-being (Sommers-Spijkerman, Trompetter, Schreurs, & Bohlmeijer 2018)
0.39 small effect: effective at follow-up 3 months after therapy (Sommers-Spijkerman, Trompetter, Schreurs, & Bohlmeijer 2018)
Sommers-Spijkerman, M. J., Trompetter, H. R., Schreurs, K. G., & Bohlmeijer, E. T. (2018). Compassion-focused therapy as guided self-help for enhancing public mental health: A randomized controlled trial. Journal Of Consulting And Clinical Psychology, 86(2), 101-115. doi:10.1037/ccp0000268