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dc.contributor.authorGilbert, Paul
dc.contributor.authorBasran, Jaskaran
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-25T14:08:39Z
dc.date.available2019-04-25T14:08:39Z
dc.date.issued2018-11-26
dc.identifier.citationGilbert, P., and Basran, J. (2018) ‘Imagining One’s Compassionate Self and Coping with Life Difficulties’. EC Psychology and Psychiatry, 7(12), pp. 971-978. DOI:en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/623693
dc.description.abstractThere is increasing evidence that when people focus on being a certain kind of person, for example optimistic, this changes how they engage with life difficulties. We explored individuals’ experiences in thinking about a small life difficulty before and then after being guided through a compassionate self exercise. During a compassion focused therapy workshop (2016), 95 participants were guided through a Compassionate Mind Training practice that enables them to compare and contrast thinking about a life difficulty from a natural position and then a compassionate self mental state. Following the exercises, individuals completed a short evaluation form exploring the impact of switching to a compassionate mental state when thinking about the life difficulty. All 95 participants rated switching to a compassionate self as increasing their abilities to be empathic to their difficulty, generate more insight into their difficulty, feel better able to cope and feel encouraged about the future. Results suggest guiding people to generate a compassionate sense of self is experienced as having a number of helpful outcomes. It is these outcomes generated by the compassionate self that may be useful to people.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study did not receive any funding, but was supported by the Compassionate Mind Foundation.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherECronicon Open Access.en_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.ecronicon.com/ecpp/pdf/ECPP-07-00367.pdfen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.ecronicon.com/ecpp/volume7-issue12.phpen_US
dc.rightsCC0 1.0 Universal*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/*
dc.subjectCompassion; Compassion Mind Training; Life Difficultiesen_US
dc.titleImagining one's compassionate self and coping with life difficultiesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.identifier.journalEC Psychology and Psychiatry.en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-11-20
refterms.dateFOA2019-04-25T14:08:40Z
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