• The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

  • Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions
  • By: Christopher K. Germer
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 01-31-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4.5 (91 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"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 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.
©2009 The Guilford Press (P)2016 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"[T]his book provides practical, life-changing self-help techniques, and suggestions for further readings and practice." ( Library Journal)
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By Allan on 04-20-16

Take Good Care of Yourself

We never get enough love. Our emotional needs are never completely fulfilled by others. if there is a gap between what we need and what we get, no matter how big or small, we ourselves can fill that gap. This book will help teach you how to do that. There may be many sources available for you to learn from but this is an excellent source in which to begin the process.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

By William Mouradian on 06-19-16

Lots of nuts and bolts ideas and techniques. Best for beginners?

I am a beginner. The audiobook had enough nuts and bolts that I bought the Kindle book so that I could easily refer back for Dr. Germer'S take on many aspects of this fascinating field. Incorporating his distillation of numerous famous writers, e.g., Neff, Bruch, Chodron, and so on, I found it helped me tie together a lot of prior reading and techniques. Full of useful examples. Narrators voice only average.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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