Self-Compassion For Dummies

  • 17h 59m 5s
  • Steven Hickman
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2022

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.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - Exploring Self-Compassion
  • Chapter 2 - Enjoying the Benefits of Self-Compassion
  • Chapter 3 - The Self-Compassion Road Ahead
  • Chapter 4 - Discovering Mindfulness in Self-Compassion
  • Chapter 5 - Common Humanity: Connection and Belonging
  • Chapter 6 - Cultivating Your Innate Kindness
  • Chapter 7 - How Kindness Transforms in the Fire of Life
  • Chapter 8 - Discovering Core Values: Your Inner Compass
  • Chapter 9 - Dancing with the Inner Critic and Making Change
  • Chapter 10 - Encountering Difficult Emotions
  • Chapter 11 - Finding Tools for Working with Feelings
  • Chapter 12 - Transforming Challenging Relationships
  • Chapter 13 - Forgiving Without Forgetting
  • Chapter 14 - Cultivating a Sense of Belonging
  • Chapter 15 - Overcoming Our Ancient Brains: Opening to the Good
  • Chapter 16 - Ten Paths for Further Practice and Study
  • Chapter 17 - Ten Tips for Keeping Up Your Practice of Self-Compassion
  • Chapter 18 - Ten Ways Self-Compassion Can Improve Your Relationships
  • Chapter 19 - Ten Pocket Self-Compassion Practices for Busy People


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