The following self-compassion resources for mothers of babies were developed by me, Dr James Kirby and Dr Stanley Steindl. They have been used in two studies, one a micro-RCT, and found to have benefits for mothers in terms of self-compassion, ability to receive compassion from others, depressive symptoms, birth trauma sypmtoms and breastfeeding experiences. Please enjoy and share freely with all mothers of babies.
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Self-compassion exercise for mothers
Lennard, G.R., Mitchell, A.E, & Whittingham. K. (2021). Randomised controlled trial of a brief online self-compassion intervention for mothers of infants: effects on mental health outcomes. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 77 (3), 473-487.
Mitchell, A.E., Whittingham, K., Steindl, S. & Kirby, J. (2018). Feasibility and acceptability of a brief online self-compassion intervention for mothers of infants. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 21, 553-561.
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