:: Volume 22, Issue 4 (Winter 2021) ::
EBNESINA 2021, 22(4): 29-38 Back to browse issues page
The effectiveness of self-help of mindfulness-based emotional balance on emotion dysregulation and self-compassion
Khirollah Sadeghi , Aliakbar Foroughi , Amir Sam Kianimoghadam , Bazani Meysam , Aliakbar Parvizifard
School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Psychology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , bazani.misam@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (124 Views)
Background: Growing evidence demonstrate that mindfulness-based self-help interventions have benefits for physical and psychological health in different populations. Mindfulness-based emotional balance is a new program whose efficacy in form of self-help has not been studied so far. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of the program on the emotion dysregulation and self-compassion in a student sample.
Materials and methods: this study was a double-blind randomized control trial. Totally 80 students were randomly divided into two groups (40 people in each group) of self-help of mindfulness-based emotional balance and waiting list control. The Mindful Attentional Awareness Scale (MAAS), the Difficulty in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS), and Self-Compassion Scale (SCS) were done before the intervention, after ten weeks, and at two months follow up.
Results: Analysis of covariance showed a significant effect of self-help program on emotion dysregulation and self-compassion in the experimental group in the post-test and follow-up (P<0.05), whereas waiting list control group showed no significant change in any of the scales. There was also a significant increase in  mindfulness in the post-test stage (p<0.05). All changes were permanent in two months follow-up.
Conclusion: In summary, the mindfulness-based emotional balance can be an effective, inexpensive, and acceptable self-help program to reduce the emotion dysregulation and self-compassion.
Keywords: Mindfulness, Emotion, Compassion
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/10/25 | Accepted: 2021/01/9 | Published: 2021/03/2



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