Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Clin Psychol Psychother. 2008 Mar-Apr;15(2):113-38. doi: 10.1002/cpp.566.

Compassionate mind training with people who hear malevolent voices: a case series report.

Author information

1
Department of Clinical Psychology, Derbyshire Mental Health Services NHS Trust. sophie.mayhew@pcs-tr.swest.nhs.uk

Abstract

This paper presents a series of case studies to explore the understanding, acceptance and value of compassionate mind training (CMT) with psychotic voice hearers. We were interested in the degree to which such people are able to access and feel the positive emotions of 'warmth' and 'contentment' to become more self-compassionate. We also explored how CMT affected participants' hostile voices, their levels of anxiety, depression, paranoia and self-criticism. Participants were invited to offer suggestions for tailoring this approach for voice hearers. Results showed decreases for all participants in depression, psychoticism, anxiety, paranoia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and interpersonal sensitivity. All participants' auditory hallucinations became less malevolent, less persecuting and more reassuring.

PMID:
19115433
DOI:
10.1002/cpp.566
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Wiley
    Loading ...
    Support Center