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Self-Compassion For Dummies

Hickman, Steven


1. Edition August 2021
384 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-79668-8
John Wiley & Sons

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Become your own best friend and reap the life-changing benefits!

Being kind to yourself might sound simple, but self-compassion can change your life dramatically (and most of us are WAY kinder to others than to ourselves) Self-Compassion For Dummies will help you discover self-critical thoughts and self-defeating behaviors that are holding you back from fulfilling your potential and explore how you can learn to work around these things to find your way to more joy and satisfaction. We often think being hard on ourselves will help motivate us to be better people, but Dr. Steven Hickman's review of the research finds that just the opposite is true. When you learn to love and appreciate yourself completely (as an imperfect human with messy feelings and uncomfortable thoughts), you free yourself up to achieve great things. This book will show you how!

Befriending yourself and coping mindfully with the challenges of everyday life is easy with this practical guide. You'll learn how to give yourself a taste of your own medicine by turning understanding, acceptance, and love--stuff you already do for others all the time--inward.
* Discover the research behind self-compassion and learn how it can help you face your insecurities and life a fuller life as a result
* Cultivate feelings of self-worth, acceptance, and love for someone who really deserves it--you!
* Explore the potential of self-compassion to address self-criticism, perfectionism, shame, self-doubt, anxiety, and anger
* Work through evidence-based exercises and practices to easily master the art of self-compassion as a daily way of being and not just an esoteric exercise

Now more than ever, we need to offer support and love to ourselves. Thankfully, this is a skill we can all develop with a little help from Self-Compassion For Dummies.

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Started with Self-Compassion 5

Chapter 1: Exploring Self-Compassion 7

Chapter 2: Enjoying the Benefits of Self-Compassion 27

Chapter 3: The Self-Compassion Road Ahead 53

Chapter 4: Discovering Mindfulness in Self-Compassion 85

Part 2: Traveling on the Self-Compassion Journey 111

Chapter 5: Common Humanity: Connection and Belonging 113

Chapter 6: Cultivating Your Innate Kindness 133

Chapter 7: How Kindness Transforms in the Fire of Life 149

Part 3: The Heartfelt Power of Self-Compassion 169

Chapter 8: Discovering Core Values: Your Inner Compass 171

Chapter 9: Dancing with the Inner Critic and Making Change 187

Chapter 10: Encountering Difficult Emotions 207

Chapter 11: Finding Tools for Working with Feelings 227

Part 4: Turning Challenge into Opportunity 247

Chapter 12: Transforming Challenging Relationships 249

Chapter 13: Forgiving Without Forgetting 273

Chapter 14: Cultivating a Sense of Belonging 281

Chapter 15: Overcoming Our Ancient Brains: Opening to the Good 295

Part 5: The Part of Tens 309

Chapter 16: Ten Paths for Further Practice and Study 311

Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Keeping Up Your Practice of Self-Compassion 319

Chapter 18: Ten Ways Self-Compassion Can Improve Your Relationships 327

Chapter 19: Ten Pocket Self-Compassion Practices for Busy People 337

Index 345
Steven Hickman, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist; retired Associate Clinical Professor, University of California at San Diego School of Medicine; and Executive Director of the non-profit Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. He has trained hundreds of teachers of mindfulness and compassion-based programs and is highly regarded as a speaker, teacher, and author.

S. Hickman, University of California, San Diego, USA