Mindfulness and self-compassion as predictors of psychological wellbeing in long-term meditators and matched nonmeditators

  title={Mindfulness and self-compassion as predictors of psychological wellbeing in long-term meditators and matched nonmeditators},
  author={Ruth Baer and Emily Lauren Brown Lykins and Jessica R. Peters},
  journal={The Journal of Positive Psychology},
  pages={230 - 238}
Mindfulness training has well-documented effects on psychological health. Recent findings suggest that increases in both mindfulness and self-compassion may mediate these outcomes; however, their separate and combined effects are rarely examined in the same participants. This study investigated cross-sectional relationships between self-reported mindfulness, self-compassion, meditation experience, and psychological wellbeing in 77 experienced meditators and 75 demographically matched… 

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