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‘Self compassion is dangerous’: a qualitative exploration of self compassion in an Irish primary care mental health sample

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dc.contributor.advisor Coughlan, Barry Murphy, Karen 2021-02-05T10:59:44Z 2021-02-05T10:59:44Z 2015
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Empirical research has demonstrated a wide range of beneficial outcomes for cultivating self compassion in people with mental health difficulties (Gilbert et al. 2010a, Neff et al. 2003b). Emerging research also suggests people can experience a multitude of barriers when attempting to develop self compassion (Gilbert et al. 2014). This phenomenological study explored the lived experiences and barriers to cultivating self compassion in an Irish Primary Care mental health sample to expand on the predominately quantitative evidence base. The sample was derived from a GP Practice in a Southern region of Ireland. Eleven participants with a diagnosis of Depression, and/or an Anxiety disorder attended individual semistructured interviews. The audio recorded interviews were transcribed verbatim, and analyzed using Template analysis (Crabtree et al. 1992). The emerged themes are as follows; Diverging perceptions: 'self pity' versus 'self promotion', Socio-Cultural Effects, ‘Emptiness' and Mental Health difficulties, Distrust: 'It's not allowed', and ‘Seeing the Colours': Recovery. The superordinate and subordinate themes are contextualised within the current literature, and the clinical implications are discussed. The strengths and limitations of the research are explored with reference to recommendations for further research. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject mental health en_US
dc.subject Irish primary care en_US
dc.title ‘Self compassion is dangerous’: a qualitative exploration of self compassion in an Irish primary care mental health sample en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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