Are you ready to transform your mind and emotions? To cultivate compassion, stability, self-confidence, and well-being? If so, get ready to change the way you experience your life with this highly-anticipated approach using mindfulness and compassion. Therapists have long been aware of mindfulness as a powerful attention skill that can help us live with greater clarity and awareness - but mindfulness alone is not enough to completely change the way a brain works. In order to fully thrive, we require motivation. Compassion, like anger or aggression, is an extremely powerful motivational force that can bring about real, lasting change. Written by the founder of compassion-focused therapy (CFT), Paul Gilbert and former Buddhist monk, Choden, Mindful Compassion is a unique blending of evolutionary and Buddhist psychology. In this breakthrough book, you'll learn how traditional mindfulness and compassion can work in harmony to offer a new, effective, and practical approach to overcoming everyday emotional and psychological problems.
If you are ready to end toxic self-criticism, heal trauma and shame, feel worthy and loveable, and be kinder to yourself and others, this book can show you the way.
"The wise and powerful lessons contained in this book hold many keys to our liberation from suffering. Reading the kind words of these authors, it feels as though the reader is receiving a direct, personal transmission from learned experts. Grounded in the state of the art of our science and steeped in the wisdom of Buddhist psychology, "Mindful Compassion" is often the first book I will recommend to people who seek to deepen their personal practice." --Dennis Tirch, PhD, adjunct assistant clinical professor at Weill Cornell Medical College and author of "The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Overcoming Anxiety"
Paul Gilbert, PhD, is currently a professor of clinical psychology at the University of Derby in the United Kingdom, director of the Mental Health Research Unit at Derbyshire Mental Health Trust, and author of The Compassionate Mind. He is world renowned for his work on compassion and developed the techniques of compassion focused therapy. Choden has been a practicing Buddhist since 1985. He is an honorary fellow of the University of Aberdeen and teaches their postgraduate study program in Mindfulness. He lives on the Isle of Arran.