Mindful Compassion

How the Science of Compassion Can Help You Understand Your Emotions, Live in the Present, and Connect Deeply with Others

Author: Paul Gilbert,Choden

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626250634

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 9595

Are you ready to transform your mind and emotions? To cultivate compassion, stability, self-confidence, and well-being? If so, get ready to change the way you experience your life with this highly-anticipated approach using mindfulness and compassion. Therapists have long been aware of mindfulness as a powerful attention skill that can help us live with greater clarity and awareness—but mindfulness alone is not enough to completely change the way a brain works. In order to fully thrive, we require motivation. Compassion, like anger or aggression, is an extremely powerful motivational force that can bring about real, lasting change. Written by the founder of compassion-focused therapy (CFT), Paul Gilbert and former Buddhist monk, Choden, Mindful Compassion is a unique blending of evolutionary and Buddhist psychology. In this breakthrough book, you’ll learn how traditional mindfulness and compassion can work in harmony to offer a new, effective, and practical approach to overcoming everyday emotional and psychological problems. If you are ready to end toxic self-criticism, heal trauma and shame, feel worthy and loveable, and be kinder to yourself and others, this book can show you the way.

Mindful Compassion

Using the Power of Mindfulness and Compassion to Transform our Lives

Author: Paul Gilbert,Choden,

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1780338694

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

View: 3096

Based on the latest work from Professor Paul Gilbert OBE, bestselling author of The Compassionate Mind, and Buddhist expert Choden. Professor Gilbert has spent the past twenty years developing a new therapy called Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) which has an gained international following. In recent years, mindfulness is being used increasingly to treat common mental health problems such as depression, stress and stress-related insomnia. In this ground-breaking new book, Professor Gilbert, along with his co-author Choden, combines the best of Compassion-Focused Therapy with the most effective mindfulness techniques. The result is an extremely effective approach to overcoming everyday emotional and psychological problems and improving one's sense of wellbeing.

Mindful Compassion

How the Science of Compassion Can Help You Understand Your Emotions, Live in the Present, and Connect Deeply with Others

Author: Paul Gilbert,Choden

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9781626250611

Category: Medical

Page: 333

View: 1343

Mindfulness is a powerful practice that can change lives?but mindfulness alone isn't enough to completely change the way a brain works. In order to thrive, people need to practice both mindfulness and compassion. Written by the founder of compassion-focused therapy (CFT), Paul Gilbert and former Buddhist monk, Choden, Mindful Compassion is a unique blending of evolutionary and Buddhist psychology designed to help readers develop compassion toward themselves and others in order to end toxic self-criticism, heal trauma and shame, feel worthy and loveable, and live happier, healthier lives.

The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions

Author: Christopher Germer

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606233863

Category: Psychology

Page: 306

View: 7037

“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. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit

The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook

A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive

Author: Kristin Neff,Christopher Germer

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462535771

Category: Self-Help

Page: 206

View: 7518

Are you kinder to others than you are to yourself? More than a thousand research studies show the benefits of being a supportive friend to yourself, especially in times of need. This science-based workbook offers a step-by-step approach to breaking free of harsh self-judgments and impossible standards in order to cultivate emotional well-being. In a convenient large-size format, the book is based on the authors' groundbreaking eight-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program, which has helped tens of thousands of people worldwide. It is packed with guided meditations (with audio downloads); informal practices to do anytime, anywhere; exercises; and vivid stories of people using the techniques to address relationship stress, weight and body image issues, health concerns, anxiety, and other common problems. The seeds of self-compassion already lie within you--learn how you can uncover this powerful inner resource and transform your life. See also The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, by Christopher Germer, which delves into mindful self-compassion and shares moving stories of how it can change lives.

Compassion Focused Therapy

Distinctive Features

Author: Paul Gilbert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136967710

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

View: 8779

Research into the beneficial effect of developing compassion has advanced enormously in the last ten years, with the development of inner compassion being an important therapeutic focus and goal. This book explains how Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) – a process of developing compassion for the self and others to increase well-being and aid recovery – varies from other forms of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Comprising 30 key points this book explores the founding principles of CFT and outlines the detailed aspects of compassion in the CFT approach. Divided into two parts – Theory and Compassion Practice – this concise book provides a clear guide to the distinctive characteristics of CFT. Compassion Focused Therapy will be a valuable source for students and professionals in training as well as practising therapists who want to learn more about the distinctive features of CFT.

Mindful Jewish Living

Compassionate Practice

Author: Jonathan P. Slater

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 378

View: 6331

The author examines Jewish sources and applies their teachings to the practices of mindfulness and meditation.

The Mindful Nurse

Using the Power of Mindfulness and Compassion to Help You Thrive in Your Work

Author: Carmel Bernadette Sheridan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993324529

Category: Medical

Page: 374

View: 7232

This is the first book to outline how the practices of mindfulness and compassion can help nurses to strengthen resilience and therapeutic presence and revitalize their practice.

50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem

Everyday Practices for Cultivating Self-Acceptance and Self-Compassion

Author: Janetti Marotta

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608827976

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

View: 6543

Sometimes we all need a little lift—something to put the bounce back in our step. If you are like many, you may struggle with self-confidence. You may also compare your successes and failures with those of others. If everything is going well in your life, this tactic may temporarily bolster your sense of self-worth. But what happens when things aren’t going so well? Based on the idea that true self-esteem is grounded in internal, rather than external factors, this book offers 50 easy-to-use mindfulness practices that will help you improve inner awareness and live a more fulfilled life without harsh self-judgment. Mindfulness can help you battle feelings of low self-worth by encouraging you to pay attention to your negative thoughts as they occur, accept them, and ultimately control of how you react to them. The exercises in this pocket-sized book are intended to be simple, brief, and powerful. These are practices to settle into each morning, perhaps before your cup of tea or coffee, and which can be sprinkled throughout the day when you are at work, play, or home. To help you keep track of your thoughts, the book also includes journaling exercises that will help you discover what actions may have led to feelings of positivity or negativity. By focusing on your own awareness and thought processes, you will begin to understand what factors cause you to feel bad about yourself, and honestly assess those factors without giving in to feelings of hopelessness. You will discover that true self-esteem has less to do with what the world is telling you, and has everything to do with what you tell yourself.

The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Overcoming Anxiety

Using Compassion-Focused Therapy to Calm Worry, Panic, and Fear

Author: Dennis Tirch

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608828697

Category: Self-Help

Page: 232

View: 444

Anxiety is not your fault. There are many factors that contribute to developing a mind that is prone to intense anxiety, and if you have such a mind, there are many things you can do to change the way it works. Research has shown that practicing kindness and compassion soothes experiences of fear, while self-critical thoughts tend to intensify them. If you become frustrated with your anxious reactions or consistently try to talk yourself out of your anxiety, it may be time to try a different approach. The compassion-focused therapy (CFT) based program in The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Overcoming Anxiety will help you learn to be kinder to yourself while you soothe your anxious impulses. Complete with worksheets, exercises, and meditation practices, this book includes everything you need to learn mindfulness and compassion-focused skills for redirecting your anxious thoughts and allowing yourself to enjoy a more peaceful life. By learning to be a compassionate witness to your own pain, you will also learn to be fully present in the moment, and develop healthier, more fluid ways of responding to life’s struggles. This resourceful guide aims to help you understand the nature of your anxiety, the best ways of dealing with it, and how your mind can help you cope with it.

Momfulness

Mothering with Mindfulness, Compassion, and Grace

Author: Denise Roy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118040959

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 713

Denise Roy combines the hard-won wisdom of a parent with the insights of meditation to create a spiritual practice that goes to the heart of everyday life: mothering with mindfulness. Through anecdotes, reflections, and specific practices, this book invites mothers to wake up and embrace their lives, discovering that they are always standing on holy ground.

The Compassionate Connection: The Healing Power of Empathy and Mindful Listening

Author: David Rakel

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393247759

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 5100

“This book explains not only the healing power of compassionate human connection, but in the most accessible and practical ways, how to cultivate our capacity to create that connection and thereby empower others to find their best selves.”—John Makransky, author of Awakening through Love All of us have an innate capacity for compassion. We recognize when others are hurting, and we want to help, but we’re not always good at it. There is another way. In The Compassionate Connection, Dr. David Rakel explains how we can strengthen our bonds with others—all the while doing emotional and physical good for ourselves. As founder and director of the University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine program, Dr. Rakel discovered that we become the most effective helpers when we use the tool of human connection. Drawing on his own research and practice, as well as thirty years of published studies in medicine, sociology, psychology, meditation, and neuroscience, Dr. Rakel "stacks the deck" in favor of healing and introduces the concept of bio-psycho-spiritual authentic awareness. Not only are our bodies and minds connected, but also it has been scientifically proven that our capacity to feel beauty, awe, and compassion enhances our health and wellbeing. In The Compassionate Connection, Dr. Rakel provides an innovative approach to enhancing health in others and strengthening relationships through the art of connecting. These tools guide us to improve our connections—whether between doctor and patient, husband and wife, parent and child, or boss and employee—and live with clarity, wisdom, and good health.

The Self-Compassion Diet

A Step-by-Step Program to Lose Weight with Loving-Kindness

Author: Jean Fain

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1604073268

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 280

View: 8432

Self-Love: Your Greatest Guide on the Path to Healthy Weight The secret to sustainable weight loss isn’t counting calories or depriving yourself at the dinner table. Jean Fain tells us it’s about cultivating awareness and self-acceptance wherever you are. With The Self-Compassion Diet, this Harvard Medical School–affiliated psychotherapist prescribes a practical program for transforming the way you think and feel about food and your whole self—a shift that, paradoxically, inspires physical change. Combining loving-kindness, self-hypnosis, and other winning weight-loss strategies, The Self Compassion Diet is available in two complementary formats to help you naturally progress toward genuine self-acceptance and a healthy, sustainable weight. With more than 30 different tools including quizzes, breathing exercises, and visualizations, the book explores four powerful weight-loss methods. The audio edition guides you through 11 key practices described in the book. Used together, this powerful combination can speed learning and boost success. Additional topics include: How to appreciate the everyday activity of eating, and learn to trust your body’s signals that it’s nourished Gradual change—a guided visualization for developing mindful eating habits A meditation for getting to know the diet coach who knows you best—your compassionate inner advisor “Most dieters try to ‘kill cravings’ and break habits with self-discipline,” teaches Fain. “Self-kindness can help quiet the shame that traditional diets instill, and establish a harmonious relationship with food.” The Self Compassion Diet book and audio offer a treasury of heart-opening mind-body teachings and practices for improving the way you live, breathe, and eat.

Self-Compassion

The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

Author: Dr. Kristin Neff

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062079174

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 9286

Kristin Neff, Ph.D., says that it’s time to “stop beating yourself up and leave insecurity behind.” Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind offers expert advice on how to limit self-criticism and offset its negative effects, enabling you to achieve your highest potential and a more contented, fulfilled life. More and more, psychologists are turning away from an emphasis on self-esteem and moving toward self-compassion in the treatment of their patients—and Dr. Neff’s extraordinary book offers exercises and action plans for dealing with every emotionally debilitating struggle, be it parenting, weight loss, or any of the numerous trials of everyday living.

Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy

Deepening Mindfulness in Clinical Practice

Author: Christopher Germer,Ronald D. Siegel

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462503853

Category: Psychology

Page: 407

View: 3311

Bringing together leading scholars, scientists, and clinicians, this compelling volume explores how therapists can cultivate wisdom and compassion in themselves and their clients. Chapters describe how combining insights from ancient contemplative practices and modern research can enhance the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, suicidal behavior, couple conflict, and parenting stress. Seamlessly edited, the book features numerous practical exercises and rich clinical examples. It examines whether wisdom and compassion can be measured objectively, what they look like in the therapy relationship, their role in therapeutic change, and how to integrate them into treatment planning and goal setting. The book includes a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

The Mindful Path Through Shyness

How Mindfulness & Compassion Can Help Free You from Social Anxiety, Fear & Avoidance

Author: Steven H. Flowers,Jeffrey Brantley

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572246502

Category: Self-Help

Page: 197

View: 476

Discusses cultivating mindfulness to move past shyness and gain social confidence, helping readers to make stronger connections with others and reduce social stress and anxiety.

The Compassionate Mind

A New Approach to Life's Challenges

Author: Paul Gilbert

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572248408

Category: Medical

Page: 513

View: 2947

The author of Overcoming Depression offers an alternative to the traditional western view of compassion, outlining findings about the value of compassion and how it works, and taking readers through basic mind training exercises to enhance the capacity for, and use of, compassion. Original.

Touching Peace

Practicing the Art of Mindful Living

Author: Thich Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 188837599X

Category: Religion

Page: 136

View: 6100

In this expansion of the teachings on mindful living begun in his best-selling Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh offers specific, practical instructions on extending meditation practice into one's daily life. The book features the conflict resolution tool of the Peace Treaty, the author's thoughts on a "diet for a mindful society" based on his interpretation of the Five Mindfulness Trainings, and early, prescient writings on the environment. Focusing on what is refreshing and healing in the world, he says, can be the basis for transforming society and the self.

The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens

Mindfulness and Compassion Skills to Overcome Self-Criticism and Embrace Who You Are

Author: Karen Bluth

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626259860

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 200

View: 2542

Your teen years are a time of change, growth, and—all too often—psychological struggle. To make matters worse, you are often your own worst critic. The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens offers valuable tools based in mindfulness and self-compassion to help you overcome self-judgment and self-criticism, cultivate compassion toward yourself and others, and embrace who you really are. As a teen, you’re going through major changes—both physically and mentally. These changes can have a dramatic effect on how you perceive, understand, and interpret the world around you, leaving you feeling stressed and anxious. Additionally, you may also find yourself comparing yourself to others—whether its friends, classmates, or celebrities and models. And all of this comparison can leave you feeling like you just aren’t enough. So, how can you move past feelings of stress and insecurity and start living the life you really want? Written by psychologist Karen Bluth and based on practices adapted from Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer’s Mindful Self-Compassion program, this workbook offers fun and tactile exercises grounded in mindfulness and self-compassion to help you cope more effectively with the ongoing challenges of day-to-day life. You’ll learn how to be present with difficult emotions, and respond to these emotions with greater kindness and self-care. By practicing these activities and meditations, you’ll learn specific tools to help you navigate the emotional ups and downs of the teen years with greater ease. Life is imperfect—and so are we. But if you’re ready to move past self-criticism and self-judgment and embrace your unique self, this compassionate guide will light the way.

Mindfulness for Compassionate Living

Mindful Ways to Less Stress and More Kindness

Author: Patrizia Collard

Publisher: Hamlyn

ISBN: 0600627896

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

View: 8512

Self-compassion is a life-changing way of thinking that is rooted in Mindfulness. By learning to have more loving kindness and forgiveness for ourselves, we have more empathy and compassion for others. The self-compassion movement has been growing rapidly over the past two years with recent research into the neuroscience of compassion showing that changing our thinking habits makes new neural pathways in the brain - and that compassion can be learned. The benefits of this practice are personal and global, from learning to manage chronic pain to relieving stress, boosting the immune system and circulation, along with improving relationships as we connect more authentically with others.