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Radical Self-Acceptance | [Tara Brach]

Radical Self-Acceptance

According to Dr. Tara Brach, feelings of shame and unworthiness are the source of many problems we experience with our relationships, careers, creative endeavors, and most fundamentally, our spiritual unfolding. On Radical Self-Acceptance, this respected clinical psychologist and Buddhist meditation teacher shows you how to free yourself from the grip of your insecurities about being "good enough."
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Publisher's Summary

The Practice of Self-Acceptance, Taught by a Buddhist Clinical Psychologist...

How would your life change if you genuinely accepted yourself, just the way you are? According to Dr. Tara Brach, feelings of shame and unworthiness are the source of many problems we experience with our relationships, careers, creative endeavors, and most fundamentally, our spiritual unfolding.

On Radical Self-Acceptance, this respected clinical psychologist and Buddhist meditation teacher shows you how to free yourself from the grip of your insecurities about being "good enough." With insights from both Eastern contemplative traditions and Western psychotherapies, Dr. Brach guides you through a full program of meditations and skills you need to become more compassionate toward the "unforgivable" parts of your self.

As Dr. Brach says, the most difficult - and pervasive - challenge to Westerners today is the suffering caused by our feelings of unworthiness and self-aversion. Radical Self-Acceptance offers a way to break out of this emotional prison, so you can discover the freedom that comes with kindness and true appreciation of yourself and others.

©2005 Tara Brach; (P)2008 Sounds True

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    this is a great book. It really helps you look at yourself in a different and healthier light. I would reccomend it to anyone who wan to know themselves better and love themselves better.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa 12-04-12
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    What did you love best about Radical Self-Acceptance?

    It is one of the best things I have done for myself. This audiobook helped me to understand my (strong negative) emotional reactions, to accept them and to "deal" with them.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Tara Brach is right on point describing the issues with and ways to self-acceptance. She breaks down our mislead thinking and behaviour and gives many examples for easy understanding. Short guided meditations help to deepen awareness of our emotions and to accept us as we are.


    What about Tara Brach’s performance did you like?

    Tara Brach's voice is soft and her speech flow is natural. It is easy to follow. She gives you time to reflect.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Lloyd ATLANTA, GA, United States 08-28-12
    Lloyd ATLANTA, GA, United States 08-28-12
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    "Tara Brach knows how to speak to the heart"
    What did you love best about Radical Self-Acceptance?

    This book vividly captures the pervasive wave of self aversion that has gripped many of us. It also provides an attainable way out of self aversion and into true self acceptance.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    mary Roseville, MN, United States 08-28-12
    mary Roseville, MN, United States 08-28-12 Member Since 2012
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    Where does Radical Self-Acceptance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Material was helpful not repetive and just restated


    What does Tara Brach bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    voice is easy to listen too ; calming


    What did you learn from Radical Self-Acceptance that you would use in your daily life?

    Shame can dictate your life but try not to allow this.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Benbarian Johannesburg, South Africa 12-12-11
    Benbarian Johannesburg, South Africa 12-12-11 Member Since 2015
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    What did you love best about Radical Self-Acceptance?

    Tara Brach is an excellent teacher. She takes her years of experience and applies her psychological training to give you a very Western friendly approach to dealing with your self. The title is no lie, it is fundamentally a guide to accepting yourself with all your problems and short comings.


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    Thomas New York, NY, USA 12-16-09
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    clear and transformational

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    What did you love best about Radical Self-Acceptance?

    Brach presents a unique and powerful approach to solving some of life's most frustrating and challenging dilemmas.


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    Jonathan 08-02-15
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    Her peaceful voice guided me through my areas of fear and pain. I will listen to this many, many times.

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    Brad Chapin 05-13-15
    Brad Chapin 05-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A must-have"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Radical Self-Acceptance to be better than the print version?

    This is the best self-help item I've used. SO relaxing, validating, and useful. I am thrilled that I bought this and that I get myself to listen to this over and over again. I recommend getting the audible of her book, too, but this is a shorter thing to do if you don't want all that is in the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Successfully worked me through radical self-acceptance -- and without a therapist, which is pretty impressive.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Every moment!


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    Mme Valerie 05-07-15
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    "Reprogramming my mind...with care and gentleness"

    I will need to listen to this a few times to fully take in the message, which is one I really need to hear until I start consistently reminding myself of it...

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    How pleased I am to discover the work of Tara Brach on Audible. Her words are truly life changing. I try to begin every day listening to some of this book and have found it not only uplifting and inspiring but a huge help in understanding myself and in practising self compassion.

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    "So much good content, structured a little randomly"

    This book has great content and so so many great teachings within. I found it a bit fast paced ... By that I mean so many poems, quotes, stories etc were coming at you, I think I'd need to listen / read more than once to take it all in.

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    Wonderful I love all of Tara brachs books so much wisdom highly recommended reading everyone should read her books thank you Tara

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