"Believing that something is wrong with us is a deep and tenacious suffering," says Tara Brach at the start of this illuminating book. This suffering emerges in crippling self-judgments and conflicts in our relationships, in addictions and perfectionism, in loneliness and overwork - all the forces that keep our lives constricted and unfulfilled. Radical Acceptance offers a path to freedom, including the day-to-day practical guidance developed over Dr. Brach's 20 years of work with therapy clients and Buddhist students.
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."
A profound transformation can occur just by training your attention in awareness - a practice sweeping schools, workplaces, and institutions across the country with its capacity to decrease stress, cultivate inner calm, and expand wisdom and creativity. Clinical psychologist and meditation teacher Tara Brach has been at the forefront of mindfulness-based therapy since its inception, successfully bringing principles of mindfulness to alleviate depression, chronic pain, and more.
How do you cope when facing life-threatening illness, family conflict, faltering relationships, old trauma, obsessive thinking, overwhelming emotion, or inevitable loss? If you're like most people, chances are you react with fear and confusion, falling back on timeworn strategies: anger, self-judgment, and addictive behaviors. Though these old, conditioned attempts to control our life may offer fleeting relief, ultimately they leave us feeling isolated and mired in pain. There is another way.
"Quality Buddhist-Inspired Guidance, with Examples"
When we seek comfort and relief from stress, Tara Brach teaches, we often unconsciously turn to false refuges such as material wealth, approval from others, or a preoccupation with the past and future. Yet by cultivating true refuge in this moment, not only can we find shelter from the storms of life but we also open ourselves up to fully experiencing joy and fulfillment. Here, Tara Brach guides a meditation using the therapeutic R.A.I.N. process for releasing fear and healing through self-compassion.
Despite our best intentions, we often have trouble dealing effectively with strong emotions. What if you had a conscious, skillful way to respond in times of anger, fear, jealousy, shame, and other powerful emotions? Meditations for Emotional Healing gives us a collection of insights and practices for bringing compassion, clarity, and understanding to our emotional lives-instead of expressing or repressing them in unhealthy ways.
"Helps with Pain of Fibro"
Why is it often so hard to truly connect with others, even those we care most about? "Our capacity to engage fully in relationship starts with becoming more awake and aware within ourselves," says Tara Brach. With Nourishing Intimacy, this renowned teacher offers an intensive training in tools, skills, and insights for cultivating self-compassion, overcoming inner obstacles, fostering authentic communication, and opening ourselves to healthy, openhearted relationships.
Healing is coming home to one's own authentic self - to the loving presence that is the ground of our being. But we often get trapped by the false refuges of fear-based habits and judgmental thoughts. Created for mental health professionals and illuminating to anyone interested in the core techniques, practices and insights of Buddhist psychology, this experience-focused audio-learning program helps us find our way back to natural presence, a place where peace and our deep love for life grows.
"A Great Book for Pros and Lay People"
A profound transformation can occur just by training your attention in awareness - a practice sweeping the country with its capacity to decrease stress, cultivate inner calm, and expand wisdom and creativity. Clinical psychologist and meditation teacher Tara Brach has been at the forefront of mindfulness-based therapy since its inception, and here offers a traditional loving-kindness meditation with a neurologically-based relaxation technique known as "smiling yoga".
In Waking Up, Volume 1, Sounds True publisher and founder Tami Simon speaks with seven teachers about their personal understandings of spiritual awakening - how it takes place, what changes (and what doesn't), and how their experiences can inspire and inform our own realizations.
When the difficulties and losses of life feel overwhelming, is there someplace we can turn for the safety, nurturing, and peace that we long for? Most of us are strongly conditioned to react with fear and confusion, falling back on strategies of judgment, control, addictive behaviors, and anger. Yet there is another way. “In any moment, no matter how lost we feel, we can take refuge in presence and love,” teaches Tara Brach.
"A list of the meditations would be helpful"
What would life be like if we lived wihtout anxiety about our imperfections? Is it really possible to accept ourselves so fully? Tara Brach answers an emphatic "yes" in The Wisdom of Self-Acceptance. Join this clinical psychologist and Buddhist meditation teacher as she shows you how to free yourself from the grip of insecurities about being good enough.
"Wonderful, but you might want to buy the full book"
In The Meditation Summit: Volume II, Sounds True publisher and founder Tami Simon speaks with 10 leading meditation teachers about their personal understanding of this practice - each with a complete guided meditation. Practitioners of all levels will benefit from the abundance of insight and guidance provided by these diverse voices.
"Helpful bites and opportunity to try different meditations"
Méditation de pleine conscience pour la guérison, la présence et la clarté. Une transformation profonde peut se produire juste en entraînant votre attention à se porter sur votre conscience. Une transformation profonde peut se produire juste en entraînant votre attention à se porter sur votre conscience - une pratique qui est en train de conquérir les écoles, les lieux de travail et les institutions des États-Unis, en raison de sa capacité à réduire le stress, cultiver le calme intérieur et amplifier la sagesse et la créativité.
Lorsque les difficultés et les deuils de la vie sont accablants, existe-t-il un lieu quelque part pour retrouver la sécurité, la plénitude et la paix auxquelles nous aspirons ? La plupart d'entre nous sommes conditionnés à réagir par nos peurs et l'incompréhension par le jugement, le contrôle, les comportements addictifs, et la colère. Tara Brach, enseigne une autre possibilité peu importe la façon de notre ressentit, nous pouvons prendre refuge dans l'instant présent et l'amour.
De quelle façon votre vie changerait-elle si vous vous acceptiez réellement, juste comme vous êtes ? Selon la Dr Tara Brach, les sentiments de honte et d'indignité sont la source d'un grand nombre de problèmes que nous vivons dans nos relations, nos carrières, nos efforts de création et plus fondamentalement, notre développement spirituel.