Compassion, social connectedness and trauma resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic: A multi-national study
Marcela Matos1, D. Rijo, K. McEwan, S. Steindl, M. Linharelhos, V. Lunding-Gregersen, K. Asano, S. Cheli, C. Bortolon, S. Gregório, J.Halamová,. R. Kolts, G. Brito, N. Gumiy, A. Kelly, P. Santos, N. Ferreira, E.Tholouli, J. Wahl, S. Zhang, N. Habib, N. Pettrocchi, L. Llobenes, M. Costa, P. Delamillieure, A. Elklit, S. Vilas Sanz, M. Gomez Marquez, E. De Souza, M. Oliveira, P. Issari, J. Kirby, G. Simos, M. Kanovský, J. Skrzelinska, & P. Gilbert
Researchers for Greece: Elli Tholouli, Philia Issari (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) and Gregoris Simos (University of Macedonia)
1CINEICC – Center for Research in Neuropsychology and Cognitive and Behavioural Interventions, University of Coimbra
Poster presentation at the 50th Conference of the European Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Athens 2020.
You can find the poster here
In collaboration with Coimbra University, we represent Greece in an international study about the coronavirus consequences and the role of compassion, social relating and resilience to trauma during the pandemic.
The virus itself is of great concern, and the effects of public health measures, such as closing down of businesses and instructing people to stay at home, have caused inevitably difficult consequences to people’s work, finances, social and relational lives, and mental health all around the world.
In response to these difficult times, a multinational team of researchers from 18 countries (Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Denmark, Slovakia, United States of America, Canada, Australia, Japan, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Perú, Uruguay, Mexico, Brazil), headed by Dr Marcela Matos from University of Coimbra in Portugal, have come together to investigate the psychological impact of this pandemic.
We are wishing to explore the effects of this pandemic on our sense of social safeness, our experience of trauma, how we have coped, and how we might grow from this experience. Importantly, we are interested in understanding the potentially buffering role of compassion and self-compassion in all of this.
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