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

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by Christopher K. Germer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1593859759

ISBN-13: 9781593859756

Pub. Date: 05/19/2009

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

"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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593859756
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
05/19/2009
Pages:
306
Sales rank:
46,448
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

foreword ix

acknowledgments xi

introduction 1

Part I discovering self-compassion

1 being kind to yourself 9

2 listening to your body 36

3 bringing in difficult emotions 61

4 what's self-compassion? 81

5 pathways to self-compassion 101

Part II practicing loving-kindness

6 caring for ourselves 129

7 caring for others 160

Part III customizing self-compassion

8 finding your balance 193

9 making progress 221

Appendix A emotion words 245

Appendix B additional self-compassion exercises 254

Appendix C further reading and practice 268

notes 281

index 300

about the author 306

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Mindful Path to Self-Compassion 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book if you looking for a mediation guide. If you trying to get daily activities other then mediation not your book
pdmstrong More than 1 year ago
Mindfulness awareness allows us to transform the negative habitual patterns of thought and behavior that create so much suffering. But the way to inner transformation is to turn towards our inner pain with compassion, which is mindfulness.
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