Monday, December 10, 2012

Thrive with Self-Love

Four major factors appear to contribute to compassion fatigue: 
  • poor self-care
  • previous unresolved trauma
  • inability or refusal to control work
  • stressors and a lack of satisfaction for the work.”
Positive affect can increase and be increased by physical, intellectual, and social resources.  Fredrickson (1998) recognized the importance of individual resource in promoting health and well-being.  Positive emotions facilitate and are facilitated by resource building.  Resource building revolved around one’s ‘compassionate core’ grounded in altruism.  This core consists of an individual’s inner resources and capacities (i.e., thriving and resilience) and accumulated wisdom derived from life experiences.”

From the article, The Social Psychology of Compassion

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