The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Fre...


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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:

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

From the Publisher

How can you use this book for self improvement?
Accept self-critical thoughts to move forward on the path to healing
Cultivate mindfulness to live a more balanced life
Break free from anxiety by changing how you relate to it
Learn to move through painful emotions without being ruled by them

Discover self-compassion through creative strategies and techniques
Use effective strategies and step-by-step action plans
Follow along with examples and step-by-step strategies
Use meditation and acceptance practices to build self-knowledge and self-compassion

Live more fully in the moment and practice being kind to yourself
Become more focused, cope with difficult emotions, feel less stressed, and more
Achieve a new level of emotional and physical well-being
Overcome the stumbling blocks of worry, fear, and negativity

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