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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
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.


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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