Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

Kristin Neff (Author)
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Description

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.

--Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., author of Mindsight

Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
June 23, 2015
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.9 X 7.9 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061733529
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About the Author

Kristin Neff, PhD, is currently associate professor of educational psychology at The University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion more than fifteen years ago. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she is author of Self-Compassion. In conjunction with her colleague Christopher Germer, she developed an empirically supported, eight-week training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, and offers workshops on self-compassion worldwide.

Reviews

"This is an important book. Following its advice can free readers from the chains of self-criticism and replace them with the wings of self-encouragement."--Steven Stosny, Ph.D., author of Love Without Hurt
"A portable friend to all readers--especially but not only women--who need to learn that the Golden Rule works only if it's reversible: We must learn to treat ourselves as well as we wish to treat others."--Gloria Steinem
"Neff's compassionate tone makes Buddhist principles accessible, and exercises make them applicable in real life."--Publishers Weekly
"Brilliant! Self-compassion is a revolutionary new idea-a better idea-pioneered by the author, Kristin Neff, with profound implications for how to live our lives."--Christopher K. Germer, Ph.D., author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion
"This book and its courageous and compassionate author will become essential reading for all of us seeking inner peace and true, lasting happiness in our lives. Savor and enjoy!"--Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., author of Mindsight
"Based on state-of-the-art research, Neff provides essential lessons for how to excel personally and professionally through self-compassion."--Dr. Todd B. Kashdan, author of Curious? and Designing Positive Psychology
"A beautiful book that helps us all see the way to cure the world, one person at a time, starting with yourself. Read it and start the journey."--Rosie O'Donnell, talk show host
"In this deeply personal, highly practical book, Kristin Neff moves the entire study of compassion forward."--Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness
"Drawing on a powerful blend of Western psychology and Eastern meditative strategies, Kristin Neff offers practical, wise guidance on the path of emotional healing and deep inner transformation."--Tara Brach, Ph.D., author of Radical Acceptance
"An original and doable blueprint for improving the quality of your life."--Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of Flow and Creativity
"If you have a longing to relate to your inner life with authentic care, this book will show you how. Drawing on a powerful blend of Western psychology and Eastern meditative strategies, Kristin Neff offers practical, wise guidance on the path of emotional healing and deep inner transformation."--Tara Brach, Ph.D., author of Radical Acceptance
"Neff's powerful research and her ability to explain how self-compassion affects our everyday lives makes this book a transformative read."--Brené Brown, Ph.D., author of The Gifts of Imperfection