The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion : Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions

The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion : Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions

Details

Author(s)
Christopher Germer
Format
Paperback | 306 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 404g
Publication date
09 Jun 2009
Publisher
Guilford Publications
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
1593859759
ISBN13
9781593859756
Bestsellers rank
59,839

Description

"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, and Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program, by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff (for professionals).

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit


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