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Can self-compassion reduce pain-related disability?

Lauren Finestone

Being kinder to oneself may be a key to dealing with ongoing pain and achieving greater well-being

Long-term pain can be a relentless companion, exacting a huge toll on many people and casting a shadow over every aspect of their lives. Researchers and health professionals have long sought effective interventions to help those dealing with pain find relief. Recently, one approach has captured the spotlight: self-compassion — the act of extending kindness to oneself in times of suffering and understanding that it’s a hard, but norma...

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Published 05 June, 2023