The Mindful Path to Self-compassion, Paperback Book

The Mindful Path to Self-compassion Paperback



"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:

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 306 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
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  • Category: Popular psychology
  • ISBN: 9781593859756



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