"BUCK UP", "STOP FEELING SORRY FOR YOURSELF." "DON'T RUIN EVERYTHING." When you are anxious, sad, angry or lonely, do you hear this self-critcial voice? What would happen if, instead of fighting the difficult emotions, we accepted them? Over his decades of experience as a therapist and mindfulness meditation practitioner, Dr Chris Germer has learned a paradoxical lesson: We all want to avoid pain, but letting it in - and respondin compassionately to our own pimperfections, without judgement 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 them 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 most.
Paperback, 306 pages. Guilford Press, 2009
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 28 October, 2010.