Entries by Dan Roberts from 11/2011

Why Kindness and Compassion Increase Your Mental Wellbeing

| Posted 11.27.2011 | UK Lifestyle

What we in the West are only now beginning to grasp, Buddhists have known for 2,500 years. Psychological research is increasingly focusing on the role of compassion - a key virtue in Mahayana Buddhism - in treating a whole range of mental health problems, but especially depression, social anxiety, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and issues related to harsh self-criticism or deep-rooted feelings of shame.