From leading psychologist Dr. Kristin Neff comes a step-by-step guide explaining how to be more self-compassionate and achieve your dreams in life
The relentless pursuit of high self-esteem has become a virtual religion—and a tyrannical one at that. Our ultracompetitive culture tells us we need to be constantly above average to feel good about ourselves, but there is always someone more attractive, successful, or intelligent than we are. And even when we do manage to grab hold of high self-esteem for a brief moment, we can't seem to keep it. Our sense of self-worth goes up and down like a Ping-Pong ball, rising and falling in lockstep with our latest success or failure.
Fortunately, there is an alternative to self-esteem that many experts believe is a better and more effective path to happiness: self-compassion. The research of Dr. Kristin Neff and other leading psychologists indicates that people who are compassionate toward their failings and imperfections experience greater well-being than those who repeatedly judge themselves. The feelings of security and self-worth provided by self-compassion are also highly stable, kicking in precisely when self-esteem falls down. This book powerfully demonstrates why it's so important to be self-compassionate and give yourself the same caring support you'd give to a good friend.
This groundbreaking work will show you how to let go of debilitating self-criticism and finally learn to be kind to yourself. Using solid empirical research, personal stories, practical exercises, and humor, Dr. Neff—the world's foremost expert on self-compassion—explains how to heal destructive emotional patterns so that you can be healthier, happier, and more effective. Engaging, highly readable, and eminently accessible, this book has the power to change your life.
This is a very practical book with a lot of helpful exercises and guided meditations.
It has helped me to be more self compassionate, and really helped all my relationships as I find my compassion for others has expanded.
It is about accepting who you are and doing what you can to make life better for yourself.
This teaches a whole new type of self talk and appreciation which lightens the load of modern pressures.Published 11 hours ago by Geoffrey P. Graham
Self-compassion shifted everything for me for the better. I highly recommend the concepts in this book.Published 3 days ago by KatieMac
Some one gave me a copy. See all other one star reviews. They are correct. The others are fake.Published 17 days ago by Chris Cennedy
Reading this for a graduate-level course and it is rock solid. Very practical yet inspiring, especially for those who are not apt to love themselves as much as they love those for... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kim Edwards
This was recommended by my therapist. I was a little skeptical at first, but Dr. Neff has a lot of really keen insights and helpful exercises. Definitely glad I'm reading it.Published 1 month ago by MC
It helps you to learn to love your self and how to do that. It has been helping with my self esteem and I did NOT have one to start with.Published 2 months ago by Skittles