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

4.1 avg rating
( 4,131 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780061733512: Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

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.  

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

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.

About the Author:

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.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kristin Neff
Published by William Morrow (2011)
ISBN 10: 0061733512 ISBN 13: 9780061733512
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061733512

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
41.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.07
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Neff, Kristin
Published by William Morrow (2011)
ISBN 10: 0061733512 ISBN 13: 9780061733512
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110061733512

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
42.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.30
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Kristin Neff
Published by William Morrow (2011)
ISBN 10: 0061733512 ISBN 13: 9780061733512
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0061733512

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
45.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Neff, Kristin
Published by William Morrow
ISBN 10: 0061733512 ISBN 13: 9780061733512
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0061733512 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1024447

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
47.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.84
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Neff, Kristin
Published by William Morrow (2011)
ISBN 10: 0061733512 ISBN 13: 9780061733512
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Nearfine Books
(Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, 2011. Book Condition: new. Shiny and new! Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Bookseller Inventory # 9780061733512-1

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
89.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.08
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Kristin Neff
ISBN 10: 0061733512 ISBN 13: 9780061733512
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800617335121.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
112.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.07
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds