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Publisher's Summary

There’s no denying that life can be difficult. Simply being human means experiencing emotional and physical pain. None of us escapes dealing with pain, failure, and setbacks, but learning how to practice mindful self-compassion can be life-changing. It comes from the understanding that every human being suffers, that we all want to be happy, and that this commonality connects us with everyone else.

Over the last decade, there has been an international explosion of research on mindfulness. Contemplative practices are being integrated with science and psychology. Researchers are sharing information on the power of inner-directed compassion and its beneficial effects on mental well-being, growth, motivation, relationships, and physical health.

Join expert Laurie Cameron to discover tools - including meditations, exercises, journaling, and in-the-moment practices - that will help you evoke mindfulness and empathy in your everyday life in a way that it becomes your natural response - your new set of habits. As you adopt these practices, you’ll start to see a shift in how you work with stressful life events, as well as how you connect with the shared human experience of loss, challenge, and disappointment. 

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Our favorite moments from The Power of Self-Compassion

Ch. 1: What is self-compassion?
  • Ch. 1: What is self-compassion?
"Self-compassion has made me far more resilient."
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Ch. 2: The science and benefits of self-compassion
  • Ch. 2: The science and benefits of self-compassion
"I’ve noticed self-compassion builds self-confidence."
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Ch. 3: Wired for survival
  • Ch. 3: Wired for survival
Learning to adapt to perceived dangers
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  • Ch. 1: What is self-compassion?
  • "Self-compassion has made me far more resilient."
  • Ch. 2: The science and benefits of self-compassion
  • "I’ve noticed self-compassion builds self-confidence."
  • Ch. 3: Wired for survival
  • Learning to adapt to perceived dangers

About the Professor

Laurie Cameron is Founder and CEO of PurposeBlue, a consultancy focused on mindfulness-based leadership programs that build resilience, creativity, and engagement. Laurie has lived and worked in Europe and South America, and brings global management consulting and executive leadership experience with clients and companies such as NASDAQ, Google, Scripps Networks, Accenture, Fresenius Medical Care, McKesson, Gemalto, MUFG, Blue Shield, Williams-Sonoma, Perkin Elmer, Embraer, GlaxoWelcome, Metropolitana, Chevron, and Heinz. Laurie is a certified mindfulness-based emotional intelligence teacher from the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute and a certified coach with the International Coaching Federation.

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Not what you think

This book should be titled step by step meditation not self compassion. Not what it was sold to me as.

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nothing special is stated. the book is read as if I am listening to 6th graders taking turns reading each paragraph.

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Read reviews first

I should have read the reviews before choosing this. Could not get through first chapter. Listening to the entitlement and all the adjectives made me ill. Tried to exchange but couldn't because was free selection. That's the only good thing about this. No thank you!

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Waste of my time

It was too slow, not really useful at all, just a waste of my time

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Not the best sample selection

I don’t think a lot of people will identify with the reader and her trial of not being able to go on an African trip, because that is a rich persons problem. Most people face trials of more substance than this.

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tedious and dull

the mellow voice of the narrator was good for putting me to sleep. not much else. I found the meditations menial and shallow.

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Listening caused me anxiety.

I wanted to like this book. I wanted it to help me be more mindful and self-compassionate, but the book actually had the opposite effect on me. The author's slow kindergarten voice and canter made me anxious. I wanted her to be normal. Must we talk like we are speaking to children when leading meditation? This book is not for me. Even the content, while good advice is delivered in a repeated, fashion, over and over. It nearly drove me crazy.

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knockoff

I found this to be a simple knockoff of Dr. Andrew Weil's "8 Meditations for Optimum Health". Which, by the way, was much better.

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Soooooo slow

My rating probably isn’t too fair because I didn’t get past the 2nd class. It’s just to slow for my liking

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OMG. Couldn't get through the first chapter

I'm so glad this was free. I would have requested a refund had I paid for it. Listening to this privileged person who almost fell apart from disappointment that she couldn't go on a vacation to South Africa with her family... and how she "healed herself" from that disappointment with "self compassion" made me want to vomit. She gets stressed over not having "fruit for breakfast?" Seriously... so many people are truly suffering with real-world problems. Maybe this person will attract the admiration of other self-absorbed, first-world people... but I can't even continue. Deleted from my library.

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