Mindful Path to Self-compassion

Mindful Path to Self-compassion

Freeing Yourself From Destructive Thoughts and Emotions

eBook - 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. You’ll master practical techniques for living more fully in the present moment -- especially when hard-to-bear emotions arise -- and for being kind to yourself when you need it the most. Free audio downloads of the meditation exercises are available at the author's website.
Publisher: New York : Guilford Publications, 2009
ISBN: 9781606233863
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (463 pages)


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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.

Mar 08, 2011

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


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