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

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Harper Collins, Apr 19, 2011 - Self-Help - 320 pages

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.  

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User Review  - Daumari - LibraryThing

May have read through a little fast just to finish, but will definitely be revisiting in the future, especially the exercises. Self-compassion is something various CAPS counselors have suggested to me ... Read full review

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So much is said about Western culture being one of rampant narcissism, "me me me", etc. But neuroticism, self-hatred, and the like, is the other side of the coin that does not get discussed quite as ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Kristin Neff, Ph.D., is an associate professor in human development at the University of Texas at Austin. A pioneer who first established self-compassion as a field of study almost a decade ago, Dr. Neff gives lectures on self-compassion internationally and conducts workshops for those who want to learn more about developing self-compassion.

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