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The compassionate mind : a new approach to life's challenges

Author: Paul Gilbert
Publisher: London : Constable, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this work, Paul Gilbert explores how our minds have developed to survive in dangerous and threatening environments by becoming sensitive and quick to react to perceived threats -- Publisher description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Gilbert
ISBN: 9781845297138 184529713X
OCLC Number: 276822640
Description: xxvii, 513 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Compassion: the start of our journey --
The challenges of life --
Placing ourselves in the flow of life --
Threat and self-protection: the good, the bad and the really difficult --
The pleasures and contentments of life: the two types of good feelings and your compassionate mind --
Compassion in the context of old and new brains and minds --
Mindful preparations on the road to compassion --
Compassionate mind training through imagery --
Compassionate thinking --
From self-criticism to self-compassion --
Compassion and emotions: working with anxiety, anger and forgiveness --
Compassionate behaviour: the cultivation of courage --
Expressing the compassionate mind.
Responsibility: Paul Gilbert.

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Compassion and particularly compassion towards oneself can have a significant impact on our wellbeing and mental health. Developing our sense of compassion can affect many areas of our lives, in  Read more...

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