The Self-Compassion Skills Workbook: A 14-Day Plan to Transform Your Relationship with Yourself (Paperback)
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Step 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 practices can have life-changing results. Tim Desmond’s “Map to Self-Compassion” will engage your mind, heart, and spirit. It will improve your ability to motivate yourself with kindness; regulate and defuse intense emotions, anxiety, and depression; be resilient during life’s challenges; let go of self-criticism and destructive behavior; heal painful experiences; and be more present and compassionate with others. Experience the benefits firsthand! Features downloadable audio recordings for on-the-go practice.
About the Author
Tim Desmond, LMFT, a Buddhist scholar, therapist, author, and mindfulness trainer in Alstead, New Hampshire, was ordained into the Order of Interbeing by Thich Nhat Hanh in 2005. His groundbreaking work in self-compassion and mindfulness has been featured widely in global media. He is also a Distinguished Faculty at Antioch University, New England and founder of Peer Collective, a service whose mission is to radically improve access to mental health support through online peer counseling.
With its engaging discussions and powerful techniques, anyone who wants to know how to get to a point of more happiness and life satisfaction will find [The Self-Compassion Skills Workbook] both accessible and satisfyingly specific. Very highly recommended!
— Midwest Book Review
We may have been taught that self-compassion is indulgent, even lazy, but in reality it is our most powerful and effective means to make a change in our lives, get better at something, change a bad habit, and just be happier. In this clear and accessible workbook, Tim Desmond beautifully guides us in how to experience and understand the power of self-compassion for ourselves.
— Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness
In this elegant workbook, Tim Desmond offers a clear map for anyone who wishes to begin learning self-compassion. Self-compassion is an important, personal skill that allows us to live our lives more fully, especially when we suffer, fail, or feel inadequate. With a user-friendly 'Map' and simple guided meditations, this book engages and supports readers on a potentially life-changing journey of self-discovery and self-kindness.
— Christopher Germer, PhD, Faculty, Harvard Medical School, and author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion