Expressive writing, self-criticism and self-reassurance

Nicholas Troop, Joseph Chilcot, Lucy Hutchings, Giedre Varnaite

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Self-criticism and reassurance are important mechanisms for regulating negative emotions but relatively little attention has been paid to interventions aimed at improving them.
This study explored the use of an expressive writing task to increase self-reassurance and reduce self-criticism using a randomized controlled design.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)374-86
JournalPsychology and Psychotherapy
Issue number4
Early online date17 Apr 2012
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013


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