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The Power of Self-Compassion

Narrated by: Laurie Cameron
Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (1,273 ratings)

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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."
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."
Ch. 3: Wired for survival
  • Ch. 3: Wired for survival
Learning to adapt to perceived dangers

  • 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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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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Don't.

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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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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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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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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Treat Yourself As You Would Others

What a great members free selection to start 2020.
If you missed the great daily deal on New Years Eve, The Minimalist Way, get it any way with a credit. If you did part take, then this book is step 2, and for those people like me who need to understand how to make a mind change using outlined steps and solutions that work, this short book does the trick.
Nothing is easy even if it sounds simple. Author’s opening was so point on for me as l too had the same experience, l opted to immediately get this book. I used the 1.25x speed to get the author’s intention and l take advantage of the book mark feature to go back to a chapter that works quickly for me. As a recovering shop-a-holic and hoarder, these quick, simple but not easy books, bring me back on point. This book is my next step to really getting to enjoy me as others already do.
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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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  • Laura
  • Encinitas, CA, United States
  • 01-06-20

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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Waste of my time

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

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