Journal article

A Self-Compassion Group Intervention for Patients Living With Chronic Medical Illness: Treatment Development and Feasibility Study.

Lydia Brown, Chandan Karmakar, Maria Flynn, Mohammod Abdul Motin, Marimuthu Palaniswami, Christopher M Celano, Jeff Huffman, Christina Bryant

Prim Care Companion CNS Disord | Published : 2019

Abstract

Background: Self-compassion is a psychological skill associated with good mental health and adjustment to illness in the second half of life, but to date, few self-compassion-based interventions have been developed specifically for use in midlife and older adult cohorts. The purpose of this study was to develop and test the feasibility of a 4-week group self-compassion-based intervention designed to improve self-report and biological markers of well-being in midlife and older adult patients living with chronic illness. Methods: Treatment development drew on existing literature, expert input, and qualitative interview data. Eight patients in outpatient treatment for a chronic illness were rec..

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