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Cancer, self-compassion and mindfulness: a study

Our research on cancer, compassion and mindfulness is out NOW in the academic journal ‘Cancer Reports’

Cancer and its treatments do not just impact physical health and everyday functioning, they have the potential to significantly affect mental health and psychological well-being too, provoking feelings of anxiety, depression, and distress which can last long after treatment is over. This exploratory study examines negative, ruminative thinking and fears of self-compassion in those with cancer pre- and post- a Mindfulness-Based Intervention (MBI). Its conclusion enhances existing research and provides new insights into how MBIs may help cancer patients adjust to the disease by reducing negative, self-critical thinking and boosting levels of self-kindness.