Miguel Bellosta-Batalla

Miguel Bellosta-Batalla
University of Valencia | UV

Doctor of Psychology
www.elartedeescuchar.es

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Introduction
Miguel Bellosta-Batalla is a psychotherapist who researches about empathy and the benefits of mindfulness and compassion in the process and results of psychotherapy. www.elartedeescuchar.es

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In the field of psychotherapy, scientific research has highlighted the importance of empathy and therapeutic alliance in regard to the effectiveness and better results of psychological treatments. In recent years, mindfulness‐based interventions (MBIs) have shown to be effective at increasing empathy and therapeutic alliance and how this could affe...
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Objectives: Mindfulness and compassion-based interventions (MCBI) have shown to be effective in increasing self-reported empathy in healthcare professionals. However, no studies described a beneficial effect of MCBI on biological variables related to empathy. In this study, we analyze the effects of an MCBI on the basal levels of salivary oxytocin...
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Mindfulness‐based interventions (MBI) have been shown to be effective in increasing empathy in health professionals. Yet, more research is needed to analyze the specific influence of mindfulness exercises on biological variables involved in empathy, such as the biological system of oxytocin activity. In this study, we analyze the effects of a brief...
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Objectives: In the field of psychotherapy, verbal creativity has been suggested as an important aspect in psychotherapists' training. In the present study, the effects of a mindfulness and compassion-based intervention (MCBI) on verbal creativity are analysed in students of clinical and health psychology (N = 90). Design: Students were randomly...
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Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) have been consolidated in healthcare settings as a highly useful therapeutic approach. Numerous studies have demonstrated their positive influence on physical and psychological well-being. In contrast, the scientific evidence concerning the potential beneficial effects of mindfulness on biological variables su...
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The purpose of this pilot study was to examine the effectiveness of a 6-week workplace mindfulness- and self-compassion-based intervention (MSCBI) on perceived stress, burnout, immune functioning (assessed with the biomarker Immunoglobulin A), self-compassion, and experiential avoidance compared to aWorkplace Stress Management Intervention. Both in...
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Two different mindfulness-based interventions were deployed in a sample of white-collar workers to explore the differential effects on different facets of mindfulness, dimensions of psychological wellbeing, work engagement, performance, and stress of a participant. A total of 28 participants completed one of the different programs, and their result...
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Virtual Reality (VR) could be useful to overcome imagery and somatosensory difficulties of compassion-based meditations given that it helps generate empathy by facilitating the possibility of putting oneself into the mind of others. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an embodied-VR system in generating a compassionate...
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Compassion-based interventions (CBIs) have been shown to be effective for increasing empathy and compassion, and reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. CBIs are based on constructive meditations where imagery abilities are essential. One of the major difficulties that participants report during the training is the difficulty related to imagery a...
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En este artículo, se analiza la importancia de la empatía en el ámbito de la psicoterapia, y la necesidad de fomentar esta habilidad en los psicólogos clínicos y sanitarios. Se exponen las aportaciones fundamentales sobre el estudio de la empatía, y se introduce el concepto de sesgos en la inferencia, una serie de errores que pueden influir de form...
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En el ámbito de la atención a la salud mental, la empatía es un aspecto especialmente importante, ya que supone la base sobre la que se sostiene el vínculo terapéutico y se articulan las diferentes actuaciones psicológicas, al facilitar un entendimiento de la vida y de las situaciones de los pacientes. En este sentido, las intervenciones basadas en...
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The authors would like to acknowledge an error in the results section of this paper. Figures 1 and 2 are inverted. Figure 1 shows the increase of salivary IgA levels and Figure 2 shows the decrease of salivary cortisol levels.
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Resumen La formación en habilidades creativas debe ser uno de los objetivos fundamentales en la enseñanza universitaria, ya que favorece la adaptación y el afrontamiento eficaz de los alumnos ante las exigencias sociales y de los ámbitos académico y laboral. Este estudio analiza los efectos de una intervención basada en mindfulness y autocompasión...
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Este artículo revisa las principales aportaciones teóricas e investigaciones sobre la empatía y su relación con el mindfulness, con la finalidad de contribuir al estudio del desarrollo humano saludable. La empatía es un elemento esencial en las relaciones interpersonales. Se trata de un constructo que ha ido evolucionando a nivel teórico y del que...
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Seeking to prevent antisocial behavior, the study of the biological basis of empathy has gained certain relevance in recent years. Some studies have pointed out the involvement of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA) and cortisol in empathy, but few have studied the relationship between the first and Cortisol Awakening Response (CAR), as a...
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Los psicoterapeutas eficaces se caracterizan por su capacidad para empatizar y no dejarse arrastrar por el sufrimiento ajeno. En los últimos años, el mindfulness se está convirtiendo en una herramienta ampliamente estudiada por sus beneficios en la salud física y psicológica, entre los cuales se encuentra la mejora de las relaciones interpersonales...
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Caring for people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been reported to have a negative impact on the caregivers' health. One of the most studied risk factors is the severity of the autistic symptomatology of the care recipient, greater severity of symptoms having been associated with poorer health outcomes in caregivers. However, to our know...

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