The health and wellbeing benefits of practicing self-compassion: benfits of self-compassion

Mary Steen, Dianne Wepa, Stephen McGhee

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Self-compassion it not a new concept; it has been embedded in Buddhist philosophy and meditation and practiced for over 2500 years. However, during the last two decades there has been pioneering work undertaken that demonstrates having the ability to give yourself self-compassion can reduce levels of anxiety, stress and depression. This online blog discusses the emerging evidence and givessome review examples were the target populations of veterans, nurses and midwivews, parents and families have been reported to have benefited from practicing self-compassion.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputWebsite
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd
Number of pages2
Place of PublicationLeeds
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2023

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