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Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness 1/2019

29-09-2018 | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Stripping the Forest from the Rotten Trees: Compassionate Self-Responding Is a Way of Coping, but Reduced Uncompassionate Self-Responding Mainly Reflects Psychopathology

Auteurs: Peter Muris, Henry Otgaar, Stefan Pfattheicher

Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness | Uitgave 1/2019

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Self-compassion is regarded as a cognitive coping strategy that reflects a positive way of relating to oneself when experiencing personal failure, inadequacy, or general problems in life. It entails being kind and understanding to oneself, recognizing that suffering is a common and normal aspect in life shared by all humans, and holding a balanced perspective on one’s difficulties, which constitute the three compassionate characteristics of self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness (Neff 2003b). The construct of self-compassion is typically assessed with the Self-Compassion Scale (SCS), a self-report scale containing 26 items, of which half measure the three abovementioned positive ways of self-responding, while the other half intend to measure their precise counterparts, the uncompassionate features of self-judgment, isolation, and over-identification (Neff 2003a). The SCS yields a total score of self-compassion (that includes the reversely scored uncompassionate features) and has been widely employed to demonstrate its potential as a protective factor against mental health problems. Most of this research has been focused on the relationship of self-compassion with anxiety, depression, and stress, and the corpus of work demonstrates that self-compassion is negatively associated with symptom levels of these types of internalizing psychopathology (MacBeth and Gumley 2012). …
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Metagegevens
Titel
Stripping the Forest from the Rotten Trees: Compassionate Self-Responding Is a Way of Coping, but Reduced Uncompassionate Self-Responding Mainly Reflects Psychopathology
Auteurs
Peter Muris
Henry Otgaar
Stefan Pfattheicher
Publicatiedatum
29-09-2018
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Mindfulness / Uitgave 1/2019
Print ISSN: 1868-8527
Elektronisch ISSN: 1868-8535
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-018-1030-0