The Mindful Path to Self-compassion

The Mindful Path to Self-compassion

Freeing Yourself From Destructive Thoughts and Emotions

Book - 2009
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"Buck up." "Stop feeling sorry for yourself." "Don't ruin everything." When you are anxious, sad, angry, or lonely, do you hear this self-critical voice? What would happen if, instead of fighting difficult emotions, we accepted them? Over his decades of experience as a therapist and mindfulness meditation practitioner, Dr. Christopher Germer has learned a paradoxical lesson: We all want to avoid pain, but letting it in--and responding compassionately to our own imperfections, without judgment or self-blame--are essential steps on the path to healing. This wise and eloquent book illuminates the power of self-compassion and offers creative, scientifically grounded strategies for putting it into action. Free audio downloads of the meditation exercises are available at the author's website: www.chrisgermer.com.

See also The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook, by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, which provides step-by-step guidance for building mindful self-compassion skills and applying them to specific life challenges.

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit
Publisher: New York ; London : Guilford Press, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781593859756
Branch Call Number: 152.4 GER
Characteristics: xiv, 306 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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VirginiaRego Dec 14, 2012

I recommend buying this book, and slowly reading it, over several months at minimum, and take time to do the activities that centre around meditation.

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monicampo
Mar 08, 2011

Awesome introduction to mindfulness meditation. Easy exercises, very well written. Absolutely recommended.

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