Is Dispositional Self-Compassion Associated With Psychophysiological Flexibility Beyond Mindfulness? An Exploratory Pilot Study

  title={Is Dispositional Self-Compassion Associated With Psychophysiological Flexibility Beyond Mindfulness? An Exploratory Pilot Study},
  author={Julie Lillebostad Svendsen and Elisabeth Schanche and Berge Osnes and Jon V{\o}llestad and Endre Visted and Ingrid Dundas and Helge Nordby and Per Einar Binder and Lin S{\o}rensen},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
Background Dispositional mindfulness and self-compassion are shown to associate with less self-reported emotional distress. However, previous studies have indicated that dispositional self-compassion may be an even more important buffer against such distress than dispositional mindfulness. To our knowledge, no study has yet disentangled the relationship between dispositional self-compassion and mindfulness and level of psychophysiological flexibility as measured with vagally mediated heart rate… Expand
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