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Heffernan, M., Quinn Griffin, M. T., McNulty, S. R., & Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2010). Self Compassion and Emotional Intelligence in Nurses. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 16, 366-373.
https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-172X.2010.01853.x

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  • TITLE: The Effectiveness of a Pilot Self-Compassion Program on Well Being Components

    AUTHORS: Eirini Karakasidou, Anastasios Stalikas

    KEYWORDS: Self-Compassion, Training Program, Well-Being, Positive Psychology, Positive Interventions

    JOURNAL NAME: Psychology, Vol.8 No.4, March 14, 2017

    ABSTRACT: Self-compassion is a newly developed construct in the field of positive psychology while a plethora of studies highlighted its beneficial outcomes on people’s psychological prosperity. This study aimed to explore the effectiveness of a self-compassion training program on self-compassion, positive and negative affect, depression, anxiety, stress, life satisfaction and subjective happiness as well as to contribute to knowledge by investigating whether changes in self-compassion can significantly predict changes in aspects of well being. A sample of 74 students of Social Sciences is randomly assigned to either the intervention (N = 33) or a control group (N = 41). The intervention group participated in a psycho-educational training program aiming to teach them how to be more self-compassionate in challenging situations whilst the control group received no training. The results showed that the intervention group experienced increases in self-compassion, positive affect, life satisfaction as well as subjective happiness and decreases in negative affect, depression, anxiety and stress scores, compared to the control group which reported no changes. These findings suggest the vital role self-compassion plays on psychological well-being and the effectiveness of focused intervention programs. Other possible implications and recommendations for future research are also considered.