Ivan Milton (Ven.Thupten Lekshe's scientific contributions

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Health care workers in the Community Mental Health (MH) and Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) sectors face complex psychological issues that exact a heavy emotional toll. Burnout is a significant risk for these workers. Stress management, developing effective work practices and the implementation of burnout interventions are crucial in both engaging an...

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... For example, it reduces negative self-evaluative anxiety through evaluation of successes, provides the emotional resources necessary to nurture others, and may counteract risks of caregiver burden and burnout (Dorian & Killebrew, 2014;Neff et al., 2007). Self-compassion training, administered to mental health workers and educators, significantly increased levels of emotional awareness, positive affect, joviality, self-assurance, attentiveness, and serenity compared to a control group, with increases persisting six months after receiving training (Milicevic, Milton, & O'Loughlin, 2016). Self-compassion has also been found to improve interpersonal functioning by allowing individuals to feel more connected with others, have greater acceptance for themselves and others, be more autonomous, have more capacity to compromise in conflict situations, and be more authentic; and is linked to higher levels of empathy, emotional resilience, altruism, perspective taking, and forgiveness of others whilst lessening controlling, detached, and aggressive behaviours (Neff & Beretvas, 2012;Yarnell & Neff, 2013). ...