Decades of research has shown that practicing compassion for others and yourself can help relieve depression, heal trauma, and reduce anxiety and stress. It helps people to connect more with others, build resilience, and increases happiness and life satisfaction.
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Self-compassion improves emotion regulation.
Autistic participants reported significantly lower self-compassion than non-autistic adults.
Self-compassion may improve mental health in autistic adults through directly modifying emotions (as an emotion regulation strategy) or its interactions with emotion regulation processes.
One day of compassion training compared with memory training shows an increase in positive moods
People with ADHD may benefit from developing greater resilience to the high levels of criticism and negative treatment they receive
Regular practice of meditation could reduce risk factors of Alzheimer
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy enhances mindfulness and self-compassion.
When compassion is cultivated, there is healing, responsiveness, and development of behaviors that reduce depression recurrences and build a person’s resilience.
Self-compassion is an emotionally positive self-attitude that protects against the negative consequences of self-judgment, isolation, and rumination
Self-compassion boosts happiness, optimism, wisdom, personal initiative, curiosity and exploration, agreeableness, extroversion, and conscientiousness
Self-compassion is a productive way of approaching distressing thoughts and emotions that engenders mental and physical well-being
The consequences of trauma seep across communities, regions, lands, and nations.
Shame and traumatic early memories often lead to fears of compassion
Self-compassion engagement and action mediate the relationships between negative and positive early emotional memories, and current negative and positive affect.
Compassion training significantly increases experiences of compassion for self and others
Cultivating compassion leads to better wellbeing
Compassion promotes resilience
Social connection reduces the liklihood of post-traumatic stress
Self-compassion leads to feelings of contentment and safeness
Self-compassion is linked to reduced burn-out among medical professionals
Compassion predicts a greater moral circle, more so than empathy or mindfulness
Compassion interventions can increase people’s moral circle
Fears of compassion increased the mental health toll of Covid-19
Compassion protects mental health and social safeness during Covid-19
Compassion enhances wellbeing of teachers
Compassion interventions reduce body weight shame
Compassion interventions decrease: depressive, anxiety and stress symptoms, as well as psychological distress
Self-compassion buffers against anxiety, and is linked to increased psychological wellbeing
Self-compassion wants you to make amends after a moral transgression
Self-compassion is related to reduced PTSD symptom severity
Self‐compassion is related to increased well‐being
High self-criticism and low habitual self-compassion are related to a higher risk of depression
Compassion therapy helps patients overcome trauma
Compassion interventions help overcome depression, anxiety, and stress
Compassion therapy helps overcome feelings of shame
Compassion training increases happiness
Compassion training increases teachers mental health and wellbeing
Being open to receiving compassion from others buffers against depression
Compassion interventions promote social connection
Increased compassion is related to increased happiness and decreased depression