How one experiences and embodies compassionate mind training influences its effectiveness.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622131
Title:
How one experiences and embodies compassionate mind training influences its effectiveness.
Authors:
Matos, Marcela ( 0000-0001-7320-7107 ) ; Duarte, Joana; Duarte, Cristiana; Gilbert, Paul ( 0000-0001-8431-9892 ) ; Pinto-Gouveia, José
Abstract:
This paper explores indicators of practice quality of a brief compassion mind training (CMT) intervention and their impact on the development of an inner sense of one’s compassionate self (CS) and a range of self-report measures. Participants were randomly assigned to one of two conditions: compassionate mind training (CMT; n = 77) and wait-list control. Participants in the CMT condition practiced a range of CMT practices during 2 weeks. Each week, participants completed a feedback questionnaire, measuring practice frequency, helpfulness and embodiment of the practices in everyday life. Self-report measures of compassion, positive affect, shame, self-criticism, fears of compassion and psychopathological symptoms were also completed at pre and post. Practice frequency was associated with the frequency and easiness of embodiment of the CS. Perceived helpfulness of the practices was related to greater embodiment of the CS and to increases in compassion, reassured self, relaxed and safe affect and decreases in self-criticism. The embodiment variables of the CS were associated with higher compassion for the self, for others and from others and with improvements in reassured self, safe affect and compassionate goals. Embodiment of the CS and perceived helpfulness of the practices predicted compassion for the self and experience of compassion from others at post-intervention. Perceiving compassion cultivation practices as helpful and being able to embody the CS in everyday life is key to foster self-compassion and the experience of receiving compassion from others, as well as to promote feelings of safeness, contentment and calmness.
Affiliation:
University of Coimbra; University of Derby
Citation:
Matos, M. et al (2017) 'How One Experiences and Embodies Compassionate Mind Training Influences Its Effectiveness' Mindfulness, DOI: 10.1007/s12671-017-0864-1
Publisher:
Springer
Journal:
Mindfulness
Issue Date:
2-Dec-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622131
DOI:
10.1007/s12671-017-0864-1
Additional Links:
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s12671-017-0864-1
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
18688527
EISSN:
18688535
Sponsors:
Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) Compassionate Mind Foundation charity
Appears in Collections:
Human Sciences Research Centre

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dc.contributor.authorMatos, Marcelaen
dc.contributor.authorDuarte, Joanaen
dc.contributor.authorDuarte, Cristianaen
dc.contributor.authorGilbert, Paulen
dc.contributor.authorPinto-Gouveia, Joséen
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-13T14:36:41Z-
dc.date.available2018-02-13T14:36:41Z-
dc.date.issued2017-12-02-
dc.identifier.citationMatos, M. et al (2017) 'How One Experiences and Embodies Compassionate Mind Training Influences Its Effectiveness' Mindfulness, DOI: 10.1007/s12671-017-0864-1en
dc.identifier.issn18688527-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s12671-017-0864-1-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/622131-
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores indicators of practice quality of a brief compassion mind training (CMT) intervention and their impact on the development of an inner sense of one’s compassionate self (CS) and a range of self-report measures. Participants were randomly assigned to one of two conditions: compassionate mind training (CMT; n = 77) and wait-list control. Participants in the CMT condition practiced a range of CMT practices during 2 weeks. Each week, participants completed a feedback questionnaire, measuring practice frequency, helpfulness and embodiment of the practices in everyday life. Self-report measures of compassion, positive affect, shame, self-criticism, fears of compassion and psychopathological symptoms were also completed at pre and post. Practice frequency was associated with the frequency and easiness of embodiment of the CS. Perceived helpfulness of the practices was related to greater embodiment of the CS and to increases in compassion, reassured self, relaxed and safe affect and decreases in self-criticism. The embodiment variables of the CS were associated with higher compassion for the self, for others and from others and with improvements in reassured self, safe affect and compassionate goals. Embodiment of the CS and perceived helpfulness of the practices predicted compassion for the self and experience of compassion from others at post-intervention. Perceiving compassion cultivation practices as helpful and being able to embody the CS in everyday life is key to foster self-compassion and the experience of receiving compassion from others, as well as to promote feelings of safeness, contentment and calmness.en
dc.description.sponsorshipPortuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) Compassionate Mind Foundation charityen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/10.1007/s12671-017-0864-1en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Mindfulnessen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subjectCompassion en
dc.subjectPractice quality en
dc.subjectPractice frequency en
dc.subjectPractice helpfulness en
dc.titleHow one experiences and embodies compassionate mind training influences its effectiveness.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn18688535-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Coimbraen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalMindfulnessen
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