"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.
"[T]his book provides practical, life-changing self-help techniques, and suggestions for further readings and practice." (Library Journal)
We've sent an email with your order details. Order ID #:
To access this title, visit your library in the app or on the desktop website.
Take Good Care of Yourself
Lots of nuts and bolts ideas and techniques. Best for beginners?
- William Mouradian