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Shenakht Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry 2020, 6(6): 77-87 Back to browse issues page
Self-compassion: conceptualization, research, and interventions (Brief review)
Ali Akbar Foroughi , Sajad Khanjani , Sahar Rafiee , Amir Abbas Taheri
Assistant Professor, Department of clinical Psychology, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
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With the emergence of the third wave of cognitive-behavioral therapies that are mainly based on mindfulness and acceptance, "compassion" and "self-compassion" have also been studied. Kristin Neff (2003) conceptualized the construct of self-compassion and introduced some scales to assess it. The purpose of current study is to illustrate of self-compassion and its components. It also deals with; the relationship of self-compassion with psychopathology and well-being, its differentiation from self-esteem, source of compassion, and its role in therapeutic settings. The data used in the current study which was done in 2019, was collected from articles indexed in databases, PubMed, Science-Direct, Google Scholar and Scopus. The collection of reviewed studies consisted of 35 articles covering both quantitative and qualitative research in English since year 2003. The findings show that higher self-compassion is associated with lower anxiety and depression and higher psychological well-being. Furthermore, Self-compassion leads to positive emotions. According to Gilbert (2009), self-compassion is rooted in one's relationships with early caregivers, but research has shown that psychological interventions can improve it. Although, self-compassion has introduced in recent years, it has led to many studies. Self-compassion can be enhanced with treatments such as Mindful Self Compassion (MSC), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
Keywords: Self-compassion, Psychotherapy, Psychopathology, Brief review
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/10/6 | Accepted: 2020/01/21
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Foroughi A A, Khanjani S, Rafiee S, Taheri A A. Self-compassion: conceptualization, research, and interventions (Brief review). Shenakht Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry. 2020; 6 (6) :77-87
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