Volume 25, Issue 1

Self-Compassion: Origin, concept and preliminary evidence

This article reviews the concept of self-compassion, identifying its context and cultural background, distinguishing the different understandings on Buddhist culture and the western tradition influenced by modernity. In addition this article makes a review of the definition, from its inclusion in contemporary psychology. It also presents some preliminary evidence from studies on self-compassion, along with describing two programs that develop self-compassion in the clinical setting.

self-compassion, mindfulness, relational being, psychological well-being

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