The Mindful Self Compassion Workbook

The Mindful Self Compassion Workbook

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.

Author: Kristin Neff

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462526789

Category: Self-Help

Page: 217

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Self-compassion is a powerful inner resource. 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, this is the first self-help resource based on the authors' groundbreaking 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion program, which has helped tens of thousands of people around the globe. Every chapter includes guided meditations (with audio downloads); informal practices to do anytime, anywhere; exercises; vivid examples of people using the techniques to address different types of challenges (relationship stress, weight and body image issues, health concerns, anxiety, and more); and empathic reflection questions. Working through the book, readers build essential skills for personal growth based on self-care--not self-criticism. 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.
Categories: Self-Help

Brain Body Parenting

Brain Body Parenting

140 mindful self-compassion: Neff and Germer, The Mindful SelfCompassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive; Neff, Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself.

Author: Mona Delahooke

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529398861

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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'I will be recommending this book to every parent' Dr Laura Markham 'I adore this book!' Dr Tina Payne Bryson Over her decades as a clinical psychologist, Dr Mona Delahooke has helped countless distraught parents who struggle to manage their children's challenging behaviours. These families are understandably focused on correcting or improving a child's lack of compliance, emotional outbursts, tantrums and other 'out of control' behaviour. But behaviour, no matter how challenging, is not the problem but a symptom; a clue about what is happening in a child's unique physiological makeup. In Brain-Body Parenting, Dr Delahooke offers a radical new approach to parenting based on an approach that considers the essential role of the entire nervous system, which produces children's feelings and behaviours. When we begin to understand the biology beneath the behaviour, suggests Dr Delahooke, we give our children the resources they need to grow and thrive, and we give ourselves the gift of a happier, more connected relationship with them. Brain-Body Parenting empowers parents with tools to help their children develop self-regulation skills, while also encouraging parental self-care. The result is a deeper understanding of your child, encouraging calmer behaviour, more harmonious family dynamics, and increased resilience.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Mindful Self Compassion Workbook

The Mindful Self Compassion Workbook

A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive Kristin Neff, Christopher Germer. Copyright © 2018 Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer Published by The Guilford Press A Division of Guilford Publications, ...

Author: Kristin Neff

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462535774

Category: Self-Help

Page: 206

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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 Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program, by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff, a thorough overview of conducting MSC (for professionals), and 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.
Categories: Self-Help

Compassion for Couples

Compassion for Couples

The mindful selfcompassion workbook: A proven way to accept yourself, build inner strength, and thrive. New York: Guilford Press. PAGES 92–94, 96: Mindful Self- Compassion: Christopher Germer. (2009). The mindful path to self- ...

Author: Michelle Becker

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462550579

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 298

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Life can be challenging--especially our relationships. We all want to feel more connected to our partners. But where do we start? According to marriage and family therapist Michelle Becker, the answer is with ourselves. By learning to practice self-compassion, we are better able to respond to our partners with love and acceptance--even when they inevitably cannot meet our every need. In this caring and insightful guide, Becker shows readers how to escape “reactivity mode” and increase intimacy using techniques from her renowned Compassion for Couples program. Instead of defaulting to annoyance, disappointment, or detachment, readers learn mindfulness, compassion, and other skills that bring them closer and enrich their lives together. For happy couples looking to strengthen their relationship, or those facing obstacles, Becker leads the way to greater trust, mutual understanding, and a renewed sense of warmth. The companion website provides audio downloads for the guided meditation practices.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Good Morning I Love You

Good Morning  I Love You

Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive (New York: Guilford Press, 2018). Chapter 6: The Five Roadblocks to Self-Compassion: How to ...

Author: Shauna Shapiro

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 9781683644309

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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Discover the Transformative Effects of Being Kind to Yourself “This brilliant book offers us both the science and practice of how self-kindness is the secret sauce of fulfillment, transformation, and joy.” —Lorin Roche, meditation teacher and author of The Radiance Sutras Many of us yearn to feel a greater sense of inner calm, ease, joy, and purpose. We have tried meditation and found it too difficult. We judge ourselves for being no good at emptying our minds (as if one ever could) or compare ourselves with yogis who seem to have it all together. We live in a steady state of “not good enough.” It does not have to be this way. In Good Morning, I Love You, Dr. Shauna Shapiro brings alive the brain science behind why we feel the way we do—about ourselves, each other, and the world—and explains why we get stuck in thinking that doesn’t serve us. It turns out that we are hardwired to be self-critical and negative! And this negativity is constantly undermining our experience of life. “It is never too late to rewire your brain for positivity—for calm, clarity, and joy,” writes Dr. Shapiro. “I know this is possible because I experienced it. Best of all, you can begin wherever you are.” In short, lively chapters laced with science, wisdom, and story, Shapiro, one of the leading scientists studying the effects of mindfulness on the brain, shows us that acting with kindness and compassion toward ourselves is the key. With her roadmap to guide you, including her signature “Good Morning, I Love You” practice, in which you deliberately greet yourself each day with these simple words, you can change your brain’s circuitry and steady yourself in feelings of deep calm, clarity, and joy. For good.
Categories: Self-Help

ACE Your Life

ACE Your Life

The mindful self-compassion workbook: A proven way to accept yourself, build inner strength, and thrive. NY: Guilford Press. https://www.amazon.com/Mindful-Self-Compassion-Workbook-Yourself-Strength/dp/1462526780/ref=sr_1_1?

Author: Michelle P. Maidenberg, Ph.D., MPH, LCSW-R

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 9781631958557

Category: Self-Help

Page: 183

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It’s common for anyone to feel trapped or stuck by their inner commentator, habitual patterns of behavior, and the lessons they’ve learned throughout their lives. Everyone has regrets, with many trying to preserve strained relationships and other difficult parts of their lives. When faced with these hardships, it’s easy for self-worth and confidence to take a nosedive, causing many to wonder where they went wrong and to wish for a “do-over.” ACE Your Life: Unleash Your Best Self and the Life You Want to Be Living offers another way. Michelle P. Maidenberg, Ph.D., MPH, LCSW-R, explains how to create a life and legacy of love (both of self and others) and fulfillment. Predicated on acceptance, compassion, and empowerment skills, Maidenberg’s approach has transformative range, working for those who feel slightly “stuck” and are seeking personal growth and enhancement as well as those with more complex “stuckness” caused by trauma, cumulative stress, or other significant challenges. Each section of Ace Your Life walks the reader through definitions, benefits, barriers and includes curiosity-based mindfulness questions and exercises to promote growth, healing, and a path toward personal fulfillment. Individuals who want to enhance their life in a significant way and become their best self through the work and wisdom of personal growth will benefit from this encouraging, inspirational, and easily actionable guide.
Categories: Self-Help

Rewire Your Mind

Rewire Your Mind

Self-Criticism and Depression in Suicidality,” Archives of Suicide Research 17, no. ... Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive (New ...

Author: Dr Shauna Shapiro

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781783253821

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

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'This is a wonderful book, written with compelling clarity and warmth. Shauna Shapiro is known internationally for her outstanding contribution to research and clinical work on the very frontier of the mindfulness field. She is one those rare scientist-practitioners who contribute not only new methods but new and deeper understandings of mind - its challenges and its potential' - Mark Williams, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford, and author of international bestseller Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world Weaving together ancient wisdom and scientific research, Dr Shauna Shapiro formulates the most potent practices for living a happy, meaningful life. Individually, these practices will help you sculpt neuropathways of clarity and calm. Collectively, they will help us live in a more connected, compassionate world. The practice of mindfulness works. It's good for you. It strengthens immune function, reduces stress, improves sleep, and offers countless other benefits. It primes the mind for joy, it creates a roadmap for strengthening the brain's circuitry of deep calm, contentment and clarity. Dr Shapiro offers the science and the practice of mindfulness, showing the reader how to rewire and rebalance their own individual negativitiy bias, create new pathways for curiosity, joy and focused attention. This is ultimate training for the monkey mind.
Categories: Self-Help

Mindfulness for Insomnia

Mindfulness for Insomnia

True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart. New York: Bantam. ... The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion. ... The Mindful SelfCompassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive.

Author: Catherine Polan Orzech

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781684032600

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 200

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Break the cycle of anxious thinking and rumination that keeps you up at night. With this much-needed guide, you’ll learn to quiet your mind, relax your body, feel less tense, and finally get the sleep you need. Sleep plays a crucial role in our waking lives. While we sleep, our bodies are recharging with energy, damaged tissue is repaired, and our memories are stored. When we don't get enough sleep, we are tired, less positive, less motivated, less focused, and more likely to feel depressed. We may even experience more intense cravings for high-fat, sugar-rich foods. And yet, despite the myriad advantages of getting a good night's sleep, countless people suffer from chronic insomnia. If you’re one of them, this book can help. In this guide, a trained mindfulness expert teams up with a behavioral sleep specialist to offer evidence-based meditations and an innovative four-week protocol to address the emotional stresses and anxieties that lie at the root of sleep issues. You’ll learn practices grounded in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), mindful self-compassion (MSC), and guided mindfulness and acceptance for insomnia (GMATI) to alleviate the mental, emotional, and physical suffering caused by insomnia. You’ll also learn to identify both internal and external factors that may be compromising your sleep, and develop a plan to address these issues. There is nothing we can do to “make” ourselves fall asleep. In many ways, this is why insomnia can be so maddening. But what we can do is help create the conditions necessary for healthy slumber. The mindfulness tools in this book will help you do exactly that.
Categories: Health & Fitness

The Labyrinth Of Love

The Labyrinth Of Love

The Path to a Soulful Relationship Chelsea Wakefield. 67 Difficult Conversations by Stone, D., ... 74 Neff, K. & Germer, C. (2018) The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive.

Author: Chelsea Wakefield

Publisher: Chiron Publications

ISBN: 9781630519544

Category: Family & Relationships

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Why is love so difficult? Is there such a thing as a soulmate? Why can't I find someone to love me just the way I am? Why does the person I gave my heart to in the early days now feel so distant or even dangerous? When love goes bad, is there a way to turn things around? If we lost each other along the way, can we find each other again? In the wake of betrayal, can trust ever be rebuilt? In this helpful and enlightening book, expert couples therapist, Dr. Chelsea Wakefield, explains why couples who begin with such hopeful expectations become disenchanted, withdraw into self-protection or become entangled in unresolvable conflicts. She provides step by step guidance out of these shadowlands, and teaches six essential "love capacities” any couple can develop that will open the path to a soulful, enduring relationship.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Teaching the Mindful Self Compassion Program

Teaching the Mindful Self Compassion Program

... GENERAL READERS The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions Christopher Germer The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive ...

Author: Christopher Germer

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462538898

Category: Medical

Page: 474

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This is the authoritative guide to conducting the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program, which provides powerful tools for coping with life challenges and enhancing emotional well-being. MSC codevelopers Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff review relevant theory and research and describe the program's unique pedagogy. Readers are taken step by step through facilitating each of the eight sessions and the accompanying full-day retreat. Detailed vignettes illustrate not only how to teach the course's didactic and experiential content, but also how to engage with participants, manage group processes, and overcome common obstacles. The final section of the book describes how to integrate self-compassion into psychotherapy. Purchasers get access to a companion website with downloadable audio recordings of the guided meditations. Note: This book is not intended to replace formal training for teaching the MSC program. See also two related resources for MSC participants and general readers, The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook, by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, and The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, by Christopher Germer.
Categories: Medical