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    Description"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: www.mindfulselfcompassion.org. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit


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    Title
    The Mindful Path to Self-compassion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher K. Germer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 306
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 404 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781593859756
    ISBN 10: 1593859759
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    BIC subject category V2: VSP
    BISAC V2.8: PSY036000
    DC22: 158.1
    B&T General Subject: 670
    DC22: 152.4
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25310
    Ingram Subject Code: HE
    Libri: I-HE
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 30
    BISAC V2.8: MED102000, PSY013000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: OCC010000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SEL031000
    DC22: 152/.4
    LC classification: BF531 .G47 2009
    BISAC V2.8: SEL042000
    Thema V1.0: JMQ, VSP
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    Guilford Publications
    Imprint name
    Guilford Publications
    Publication date
    09 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Christopher K. Germer, Clinical Psychologist, in private practice, USA, Founding member of The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, Massachusetts, USA, and Clinical Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School, USA
    Review quote
    "An 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, author of The House of God "Explains 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, author of The Mindful Brain "In this intelligent, concise, and easy-to-read book, Christopher Germer presents an exciting synthesis of mindfulness and self-compassion that is much needed and long overdue. Drawing upon decades of practice as a clinician and meditator, Dr. Germer offers a rich and insightful guide to emotional healing. While thoroughly covering the relevant psychological research, the book is written for a general audience, and will be of enormous benefit to both therapists and their clients...Germer's narrative voice is warm, gentle, and down-to-earth. His years of meditation practice have clearly paid off in the writing of this book: every word is infused with wisdom and compassion. An invaluable guide to anyone wanting to learn how to transform their relationship with difficult emotions, this important book will undoubtedly change the lives of many who read it." - British Journal of Psychology
    Table of contents
    Salzberg, Foreword. Introduction. Part I: Discovering Self-Compassion. Being Kind to Yourself. Listening to Your Body. Bringing in Difficult Emotions. What's Self-Compassion? Pathways to Self-Compassion. Part II: Practicing Loving-kindness. Caring for Ourselves. Caring for Others. Part III: Customizing Self-Compassion. Finding Your Balance. Making Progress. Appendix A: Emotion Words. Appendix B: Additional Self-Compassion Exercises. Appendix C: Further Reading and Practice.