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The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion
Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions170
"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: www.chrisgermer.com. 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
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A.L.L, 24 augusti 2013
Fantastisk bok! Mänsklig, varm, humoristisk och med fokus på att hjälpa läsaren att utveckla en grundläggande respekt för sig själv, sina känslor och behov, i kontrast till den jakt på att prestera och imponera på vår omgivning som många av oss tyvärr hamnar i i vår uppskruvade tid.
Den här boken, tillsammans med A Compassionate Mind av Paul Gilbert, är så mycket bättre än alla dessa ACT-böcker som Natur och Kultur ger ut. Har läst två böcker av Russ Harris (The Happiness Trap och Th... Läs hela recensionen
Jernett Karensen, 1 maj 2013
Germer leder dig med varsam hand igenom vägen till ett vänligare och kärleksfullare sätt gentemot dig själv. Utan att bli glättig eller säljande, som många Amerikanska författare kan bli, så får du förklarat vikten av självmedkänsla och användbara tips på vad du själv kan göra.
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Those of us treating people who struggle with addictions know all too well how clients' feelings of shame or self-blame often undermine efforts to achieve effective interventions. In this remarkable book, Germer shows readers how to use mindfulness and self-compassion to open up to their pain and treat themselves with kindness. Ideal for recommendation to clients who have fallen off the wagon or who are blaming themselves for failed relationships, lost jobs, and scattered lives, this book offers a way out of a vicious cycle.--G. Alan Marlatt, PhD, Department of Psychology and Director, Addictive Behaviors Research Center, University of WashingtonIn this important book, Christopher Germer illuminates the myriad synergies between mindfulness and compassion. He offers skillful and effective ways of making sure that we are inviting ourselves, as well as others, to bathe in and benefit from the kind heart of awareness itself, and from the actions that follow from such a radical and sane embrace.--Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, author of Arriving at Your Own Door and Letting Everything Become Your TeacherLoving-kindness and compassion are the basis for wise, powerful, sometimes gentle, and sometimes fierce actions that can really make a difference--in our own lives and those of others....In the following pages you will find a scientific review, an educational manual, and a practical step-by-step guide to developing greater loving-kindness and self-compassion every day.--from the Foreword by Sharon Salzberg, author of LovingkindnessSelf-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 AcceptanceExplains both the science and practice of developing kindness toward ourselves and others. Dr. Germer offers powerful and easily accessible steps toward transforming our lives from the inside out. It's never too late to start along this important path.--Daniel J. Siegel, MD, author of The Mindful BrainAn elegant and practical guide to cultivating self-compassion, by a dedicated and wise clinician and meditation teacher. The author offers time-honored practices and exercises with the potential to illuminate and transform the background chatter of our minds that determines so much of the course of our lives.--Samuel Shem, MD, author of The House of God-Very well written....filled with practical suggestions and methods....Both the reasoning supporting the importance of the method and the method itself are presented in a clear and compelling fashion. I felt excited, touched, and enriched as I read on, and I am sure most readers will have a similar response....Offers a good integration of Eastern spirituality with Western science to make a compelling argument for the values and effectiveness of mindfulness and compassion meditation. Not only is the argument clear and convincing, but the book also offers plenty of practical aids....Should you read this book? Enthusiastically, yes....An excellent review of the evidence for mindful self-compassion in a psychoeducational manual and a step-by-step guide to developing awareness, self-compassion, and loving kindness.--PsycCRITIQUES, 5/1/2009ffA very accessible introduction....[Germer] writes in a relaxed style that makes the book easy to read, without skimping on detail....The layout is clear and uncluttered, with a mix of explanation, theory, practice, along with case study examples from Germer's own life and that of his clients. There are useful websites scattered through the book....Mindfulness could well become an important part of my own self-care, which will also feed into my client work. This book is a helpful start and a handy resource.--Independent Practitioner, 5/1/2009ff_x000D_The book is clear and well organized....This book is written not only with the therapist in mind b
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 Mindfulness and Compassion. His books include The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook and The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion (for the general public) and Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program, Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy, and Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Second Edition (for professionals). Dr. Germer lectures and leads workshops internationally. His website is https://chrisgermer.com.
_x000D__x000D_Foreword, Sharon Salzberg _x000D_Introduction _x000D_I. Discovering Self-Compassion _x000D_1. Being Kind to Yourself _x000D_2. Listening to Your Body _x000D_3. Bringing In Difficult Emotions _x000D_4. What's Self-Compassion? _x000D_5. Pathways to Self-Compassion _x000D_II. Practicing Loving-Kindness _x000D_6. Caring for Ourselves _x000D_7. Caring for Others _x000D_III. Customizing Self-Compassion _x000D_8. Finding Your Balance _x000D_9. Making Progress _x000D_Appendix A. Emotion Words _x000D_Appendix B. Additional Self-Compassion Exercises _x000D_Appendix C. Further Reading and Practice