Self-compassion is a healthy way of relating to ourselves. Self-compassion involves being warm and understanding toward ourselves when we suffer, fail or feel inadequate, rather than ignoring our pain or being too self-critical. Research has shown a strong relationship between self-compassion and mental health and wellbeing. However, no research study has examined this in people with autism.
The aim of this study is to understand whether Autistic adults’ capacity to be self-compassionate and ability to regulate emotions impact their mental health and psychological wellbeing. This study was designed with input from Autistic researchers. Findings of this study will help us decide if developing self-compassion is relevant and important for Autistic individuals to improve mental health.
Adults with and without autism are invited to complete an online survey. All participants will go into a draw to receive one of three $100AUD eVoucher. Participants may also be invited to be interviewed over the phone or zoom.
Published on: Apr 13, 2021 at 08:21