Call to compassionate self-care: introducing self-compassion into the workplace treatment process

Peter Devenish-Meares

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Abstract

In the context of workplace burnout and suffering, this article advances an interdisciplinary approach to self-care and resilience. In particular, it extends workplace spirituality research and praxis by considering self-compassion. This approach seeks to reframe experience, reduce self-criticism, and increase self-acceptance and self-kindness. The author proposes that self-compassion psychology with its focus on mindfulness, common humanity, and personal well-being could augment existing treatments. Finally, a number of action outcomes and further research directions are offered to stimulate discussions in communities of research, pastoral care praxis, and management to assist those charged with recovery and treatment and those enabling resilience building.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-87
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Spirituality in Mental Health
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015

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