The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions by Christopher GermerThe Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions by Christopher Germer

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

byChristopher GermerEditorChristopher K. Germer

Paperback | April 29, 2009

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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, weacceptedthem? 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 alsoThe 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.

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit
Christopher Germer, PhD, has a private practice in mindfulness- and compassion-based psychotherapy in Arlington, Massachusetts, and is a part-time Lecturer on Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance. He is a founding faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and of the Center for Mindfulnes...
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Title:The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and EmotionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:306 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 29, 2009Publisher:Guilford PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1593859759

ISBN - 13:9781593859756

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Table of Contents

Foreword,Sharon Salzberg

Introduction

I. Discovering Self-Compassion

1. Being Kind to Yourself

2. Listening to Your Body

3. Bringing In Difficult Emotions

4. What's Self-Compassion?

5. Pathways to Self-Compassion

II. Practicing Loving-Kindness

6. Caring for Ourselves

7. Caring for Others

III. Customizing Self-Compassion

8. Finding Your Balance

9. Making Progress

Appendix A. Emotion Words

Appendix B. Additional Self-Compassion Exercises

Appendix C. Further Reading and Practice

Editorial Reviews

"Self-compassion is the ground of all emotional healing, and Dr. Germer has produced an invaluable guide. Written with great clarity, psychological wisdom, and warmth, this book will serve anyone seeking practical and powerful tools that free the heart."--Tara Brach, PhD, author of "Radical Acceptance"