The research on body compassion is just getting started. Thanks for being here and checking out the journey so far. If you are a researcher interested in using the Body Compassion Scale (BCS) in your work, we’re delighted! Please be in touch and we’ll send the scale and scoring your way. In the meantime, here on the website you will find most of the published research on body compassion (working to keep this as up-to-date as possible!). If we’ve missed a publication, we’d love to hear from you with the citation and article – thanks for being part of the body compassion community!
The idea for body compassion as a research construct first emerged in a class on research methodology in response to an assignment to create a measure of a psychological construct. … At the time there were no measures available that bridged the theoretical divide between self-compassion—rooted in Buddhist psychology—and body image—rooted in the cognitive model. Enter the Body Compassion Scale (BCS).
Video of speaking presentations and posters on body compassion presented at academic conferences.