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Self-compassion: The "new" self esteem

Richards, Danielle (2011) Self-compassion: The "new" self esteem. Counseling & Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal, 2. pp. 1-13.

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The exchange of ideas between Buddhism and Western psychology has recently included dialogue and research around the construct of self-compassion. Self-compassion has been adopted to western mental health and operationally defined. Research has supported the potential for self-compassion to be a mediating variable in various aspects of well-being. Research on the construct, grew out of the field of developmental psychology, offering a positive way for one to relate to oneself as an alternative to self- esteem. Self-compassion can offer many of the benefits of self-esteem without the downsides that come with self-evaluations and self-comparisons.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Counseling & Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal is published annually and dedicated to publishing refereed articles related to professional counseling in general and issues and counseling approaches that focus on wellness and personal adjustment. Publication priority was given to current Masters and Doctoral students from CACREP-accredited Counseling Programs with active Chi Sigma Iota Chapters. Counseling & Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal is the official publication of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota at Northern Arizona University.
Keywords: wellness, self-compassion, self-esteem, developmental, psychology, well-being
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Department/Unit: Journals > Counseling and Wellness Journal
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2016 21:10
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/2584

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