Research on MBCL is growing with promising results in clinical and non-clinical populations, with face-to-face and online interventions, in uncontrolled and controlled, quantitative and qualitative studies. Click below to view the abstract or full text of the articles.

Bartels-Velthuis, A. A., Schroevers, M. J., Ploeg, K. van der, Koster, F., Fleer, J., & Brink, E. van den. (2016). A Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living training in a heterogeneous sample of psychiatric outpatients: a feasibility study. Mindfulness, 7, 809–818. Click here

Krieger, T., Reber, F., Von Glutz, B., Urech, A., Moser, C.T., Schulz, A., & Berger, T. (2019). An Internet-Based Compassion-Focused Intervention for Increased Self-Criticism: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Behavior Therapy 50, 430–445. Click here

Krieger, T., Martig, D.S., Brink, E. van den, & Berger, T. (2016). Working on self-compassion online: A proof of concept and feasibility study. Internet Interventions, 6, 64–70. Click here

Ondrejková, N., Halamová, J. & Strnádelová, B. (2020). Effect of the intervention mindfulness based compassionate living on the level of self-criticism and self-compassion. Current Psychology (2020). Click here

Schuling, R., Huijbers, M.J., van Ravesteijn, H., Kuyken, W. & Speckens, A. E. M. (2021). Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (MBCL): a Qualitative Study into the Added Value of Compassion in Recurrent Depression. Mindfulness (2021). Click here

Schuling, R., Huijbers, M. J., Van Ravesteijn, H., Donders, R., Cillessen, L., Kuyken, W. & Speckens, A. E. M. (2020). Recovery from recurrent depression: Randomized controlled trial of the efficacy of mindfulness-based compassionate living compared with treatment-as-usual on depressive symptoms and its consolidation at longer term follow-up. Journal of Affective Disorders, 273, 265-273. Click here

Schuling, R., Huijbers, M., Jansen, H., Metzemaekers, R., Brink, E. van den, Koster, F., Ravesteijn, H. van, & Speckens, A. (2018). The co-creation and feasibility of a compassion training as a follow-up to mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in patients with recurrent depression. Mindfulness, 9(2), 412-422. Click here

Schuling, R., Huijbers, M. J., van Ravesteijn, H., Donders, R., Kuyken, W., & Speckens, A. E. M. (2016). A parallel-group, randomized controlled trial into the effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (MBCL) compared to treatment-as-usual in recurrent depression: Trial design and protocol. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 50, 77-83. Click here

Ter Avest, M. J., Schuling, R., Greven, C. U., Huijbers, M. J., Wilderjans, T. F., Spinhoven, P., & Speckens, A. E. M. (2021). Interplay between self-compassion and affect during Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living for recurrent depression: An Autoregressive Latent Trajectory analysis. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 146, 103946 Click here

For access to the full version of Rhoda Schuling's doctoral thesis on MBCL for recurrent depression

Schuling, R. (2020). Compassion in depression - Mindfulness-based compassionate living for recurrent depression. Doctoral thesis Radboud University, Nimwegen. Click here

Below a first research paper on the Interpersonal Mindfulness Program.

Bartels-Velthuis, A.A., Brink, E. van den, Koster, F., & Hoenders. H.J.R. (published online 26 August 2020). The Interpersonal Mindfulness Program for Health Care Professionals: a Feasibility Study. Mindfulness, 11, 2629-2638. Click here