Self-Compassion Research

December 6, 2022

Research: Self-Compassion in Friendships

By Catarina Ahlvik-Garrison

How does self-compassion support our relationship with others? Can self-compassion support us in being a better friend not only to ourselves but also to others?   Below you will find […]...

November 1, 2022

The Effects of Self-Compassion on Gratitude & Prosocial Behavior

By Center For Mindful Self-Compassion

Research unanimously shows self-compassion contributes to adolescents’ psychological well-being, but to what extent does self-compassion influence other-oriented behaviors? What interpersonal benefits might self-compassion contribute to? In this st...

October 5, 2022

Research: Self-Compassion Applied to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB)

By Center For Mindful Self-Compassion

Does self-compassion buffer against the adverse effects of racial discrimination and is it protective among sexual-and gender-minority adolescents across racial groups? These are questions researchers have set out to answer […]...

September 6, 2022

Research: Self-Compassion As An Antidote To Shame

By Catarina Ahlvik-Garrison

Self-compassion is uniquely helpful for dealing with shame, perhaps the most difficult of human emotions. A formal definition of shame is “a complex combination of emotions, physiological responses and imagery […]...

August 1, 2022

Research: The Role of Self-Compassion in Creativity

By Center For Mindful Self-Compassion

Creativity is important for all of us, whether we are completing a business report, writing an essay for school, landscaping our garden, or cooking a meal for friends. Sometimes, however, […]...