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Best Self Compassion Books You Should Enjoy

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Self Compassion books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself (2015)

 Best Self Compassion Books You Should EnjoySelf-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…
Author(s): Dr. Kristin Neff

2. The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive (2018)

 Best Self Compassion Books You Should EnjoyAre you kinder to others than you are to yourself? More than a thousand research studies show the benefits of being a supportive friend to yourself, especially in times of need. This science-based workbook offers a step-by-step approach to breaking free of harsh self-judgments and impossible standards in order to cultivate emotional well-being. In a convenient large-size format, the book is based on the authors' groundbreaking eight-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program, which has helped tens of thousands of people worldwide. It is packed with guided meditations…
Author(s): Kristin Neff, Christopher Germer

3. Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals (2019)

 Best Self Compassion Books You Should EnjoyThis is the authoritative guide to conducting the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program, which provides powerful tools for coping with life challenges and enhancing emotional well-being. MSC codevelopers Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff review relevant theory and research and describe the program's unique pedagogy. Readers are taken step by step through facilitating each of the eight sessions and the accompanying full-day retreat. Detailed vignettes illustrate not only how to teach the course's didactic and experiential content, but also…
Author(s): Christopher Germer, Kristin Neff

4. The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions (2009)

 Best Self Compassion Books You Should Enjoy“Buck up.” “Stop feeling sorry for yourself.” “Don’t ruin everything.” When you are anxious, sad, angry, or lonely, do you hear this self-critical voice? What would happen if, instead of fighting difficult emotions, we accepted them? Over his decades of experience as a therapist and mindfulness meditation practitioner, Dr. Christopher Germer has learned a paradoxical lesson: We all want to avoid pain, but letting it in–and responding compassionately to our own imperfections, without judgment or self-blame–are essential steps on the path to…
Author(s): Christopher K. Germer, Sharon Salzberg

5. The Self-Compassion Skills Workbook: A 14-Day Plan to Transform Your Relationship with Yourself (2017)

 Best Self Compassion Books You Should EnjoyStep by step, learn powerful mindfulness-based techniques to feel happier and more alive.Do you struggle with stress or negativity? Learn how self-compassion can help you find greater health, peace, emotional stability, and joy. Cutting-edge research shows that self-compassion is not only a skill anyone can strengthen through practice but also one of the strongest predictors of mental health and wellness. The practices in this book have been specially formulated to target and fortify what neuroscientists call the “care circuit” of the brain.Devoting thirty minutes a day for just fourteen days to these simple…
Author(s): Desmond LMFT, Tim

6. The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness and Compassion Skills to Overcome Self-Criticism and Embrace Who You Are (2017)

 Best Self Compassion Books You Should EnjoyAs a teen, you’re going through major changes—both physically and mentally. These changes can have a dramatic effect on how you perceive, understand, and interpret the world around you, leaving you feeling stressed and anxious. Additionally, you may also find yourself comparing yourself to others—whether its friends, classmates, or celebrities and models. And all of this comparison can leave you feeling like you just aren’t enough. So, how can you move past feelings of stress and insecurity and start living the life you really want?Written by psychologist Karen Bluth and based on…
Author(s): Bluth PhD, Karen, Neff PhD, Kristin

7. How to Be Nice to Yourself: The Everyday Guide to Self Compassion: Effective Strategies to Increase Self-Love and Acceptance (2019)

 Best Self Compassion Books You Should EnjoyPractice deep self compassion with a wide range of strategies.Today’s the day to start loving yourself. How to Be Nice to Yourself makes it simple to start practicing self compassion with a wide variety of techniques and strategies that anyone can learn.Filled with easy-to-use advice drawn from a variety of sources―including meditation, mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapy―this book will help you find the right way to start feeling good about yourself.How to Be Nice to Yourself: The Everyday Guide to Self Compassion includes: Start loving yourself with the techniques…
Author(s): Silberstein-Tirch PsyD, Laura

8. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma (2015)

 Best Self Compassion Books You Should Enjoy Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement,…
Author(s): van der Kolk M.D., Bessel

9. The Self-Compassion Diet: A Step-by-Step Program to Lose Weight with Loving-Kindness (2011)

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Author(s): Jean Fain

10. Self-Compassion for Parents: Nurture Your Child by Caring for Yourself (2019)

 Best Self Compassion Books You Should Enjoy"I yelled at the kids again–and feel so ashamed." "I barely have time to shower, let alone exercise; no wonder I’m so out of shape." "I'm just not the dad I hoped I would be." Parenting is hard. That's why self-compassion is so important. In this empathic resource, mindfulness expert and psychologist Susan M. Pollak helps you let go of constant self-judgment and treat yourself with the same kindness and caring you strive to offer your kids. Simple yet powerful guided meditation techniques (most under three minutes long) are easy to…
Author(s): Susan M. Pollak, Christopher Germer

11. Compassion and Self Hate: An Alternative to Despair (1998)

 Best Self Compassion Books You Should EnjoyFree yourself from destructive behavior and learn how to break your patterns of self-hate and achieve personal fulfillment with this sympathetic and practical guide from the author of The Angry Book.Many of us know that self-destructive patterns are rooted in self-dislike, but few of us understand how to break them. In this wise and compassionate book, bestselling author and eminent psychiatrist Theodore Rubin shows us realistic ways to break these negative mental and emotional attitudes and build a strong sense of well-being and self-understanding. Dr. Rubin looks of how self-hate begins, is sustained, and…
Author(s): Theodore I. Rubin

12. Achieving Self-Compassion: Giving Yourself the Gifts of Happiness and Inner Peace (2015)

 Best Self Compassion Books You Should EnjoyThis book will teach you how you can achieve self-compassion and find greater happiness and inner peace by: •Being your own best friend •Developing beliefs that work for you •Knowing you are inherently worthy •Not projecting your needs onto others •Choosing happiness and peace of mind •Taking great care of yourself •Tuning into your “authentic self” •Eliminating negative reactions •Appreciating what you already have •Enjoying the present moment Nate Terrell has witnessed and experienced the healing and transformative power of these strategies…
Author(s): Nate Terrell

13. Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff (2011-04-19) ()

 Best Self Compassion Books You Should EnjoyPaperback Publisher: William Morrow (1645) ASIN: B01LP3TJN4 Shipping Information: View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #965,976 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
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14. The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are (1) (2010)

 Best Self Compassion Books You Should EnjoyWhen our embarrassments and fears lie, we often listen to them anyway. They thwart our gratitude, acceptance, and compassion—our goodness. They insist, “I am not worthy.” But we are worthy—of self-discovery, personal growth, and boundless love. With Brené Brown’s game-changing New York Times bestseller The Gifts of Imperfection—which has sold in more than and Forbes recently named  —we find courage to overcome paralyzing fear and self-consciousness, strengthening our connection to the world.A motivational and inspiring…
Author(s): Brené Brown

15. The Kindness Method: Change Your Habits for Good Using Self-Compassion and Understanding (2019)

 Best Self Compassion Books You Should EnjoyThe Kindness Method is the key to breaking unwanted habits―for good! Combining her own therapeutic style, personal experiences, and techniques learned from working in the field of substance abuse, Shahroo Izadi shares simple steps that strengthen your willpower like a muscle, allowing you to sustain your motivation and make lasting change in your life.Shahroo’s completely non-judgmental process for mapping and channeling your habits is based on the principle of treating yourself with the compassion and understanding that it is often only reserved for other people. From…
Author(s): Shahroo Izadi

Best Self Compassion Books You Should Enjoy

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Out of Love: Finding Your Way Back to Self-Compassion

Author(s): Marianne Ingheim
ID: 2527638, Publisher: She Writes Press, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Self-Love Workbook for Women: Release Self-Doubt, Build Self-Compassion, and Embrace Who You Are

Author(s): Megan Logan MSW LCSW
ID: 2688339, Publisher: Rockridge Press, Year: 2020, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

The Self Compassion Workbook: Practical Exercises to Approach Your Thoughts, Emotions, and Actions with Kindness

Author(s): Joy Johnson LCSW
ID: 2716190, Publisher: Rockridge Press, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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