Self-compassion

Self-compassion

Stop Beating Yourself up and Leave Insecurity Behind

eBook - 2011
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From leading psychologist Dr. Kristin Neff comes a step-by-step guide explaining how to be more self-compassionate and achieve your dreams in life The relentless pursuit of high self-esteem has become a virtual religion--and a tyrannical one at that. Our ultracompetitive culture tells us we need to be constantly above average to feel good about ourselves, but there is always someone more attractive, successful, or intelligent than we are. And even when we do manage to grab hold of high self-esteem for a brief moment, we can't seem to keep it. Our sense of self-worth goes up and down like a ping-pong ball, rising and falling in lockstep with our latest success or failure. Fortunately, there is an alternative to self-esteem that many experts believe is a better and more effective path to happiness: self-compassion. The research of Dr. Kristin Neff and other leading psychologists indicates that people who are compassionate toward their...
Publisher: 2011
ISBN: 9780062079176
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Strumgirl
Feb 11, 2016

I find a lot of self help books rely on anecdotes to "puff up" the content. Not the case here. Kristin Neff illustrates her ideas with great examples, and has some wonderful exercises. Her ability to illuminate the subtleties of our inner world with all its biases, tricks and foibles and our ability to be with it all in a self compassionate way is life-affirming, and life changing. What a gift!

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mimi2012
Aug 27, 2012

Self love, kindness and being your own friend.A pretty good guide to finding self peace by the conversations you have with yourself.

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mclas
Aug 25, 2012

Very good way to examine how hard some of us can be on ourselves (compared to how we'd talk to a friend).

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