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 Author Christopher K. Germer
ISBN-10 1593859759
ISBN-13 9781593859756
Year 2009-04-29
Pages 306
Language English
Publisher The Guilford Press
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Buck up Stop feeling sorry for yourself Dont 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 Youll 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 www mindfulselfcompassion org Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies ABCT Self Help Book of Merit

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