The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook A Proven Way to Accept Yourself Build Inner Strength and Thrive by Kristin Neff Christ

Review :

I heard Kristen Neff give a keynote at a conference in 2016, and have been a fan since then (her website, https://self-compassion.org, is a great resource if you want to explore the concept of self-compassion before purchasing), dabbling in incorporating self-compassion with my other clinical work. It's a pretty seamless blend with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness, and interpersonal approaches I often use with patients. This book is a really excellent combination of psychoeducation and practice. It's accessible enough that some people could use this without the aid of a therapist, and it's challenging enough (in a good way!) to deepen therapy work that is already creating positive change. Neff & Germer explain things kindly without being patronizing, and are encouraging without being saccharine. The self-reflection exercises are thoughtful, and the mindfulness exercises are introduced in a nicely sequential manner. I've been using it pretty much constantly since buying it, and would recommend it widely.


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