The Power of Self-compassion

The Power of Self-compassion

Using Compassion-focused Therapy to End Self-criticism and Build Self-confidence

eBook - 2013
Average Rating:
1
Rate this:

If someone told you that you have low self-esteem, would it cause you to bristle? For many, the very concept of self-esteem has negative connotations, because it calls to mind the comparisons we make between ourselves and others. So how do you build real self-confidence?

In The Power of Self-Compassion, you will learn that focusing on self-compassion, rather than self-esteem, is actually the best way to build true, lasting self-confidence. For too long self-esteem has been based on the idea that if you achieve certain goals you are doing okay. This can lead to comparing yourself with others as a way to build confidence. The skills and behavioral techniques outlined in this book are drawn from the groundbreaking compassion-focused therapy (CFT), which holds that being compassionate to yourself--even when things are not going well--is central to building real self-confidence.

With compassion-focused therapy, you will adopt an accepting attitude about your strengths and weaknesses, and a commitment to change that doesn't depend on being overly critical of yourself or comparing yourself with others. In addition, you will learn how the concept of self-confidence fits in the context of our evolution, biology, and life experiences.

If you are looking to improve your self-confidence, the behavioral steps provided in this book can help you focus on the areas in your life that need improvement, so that you can build a stronger sense of self-worth and competence.

Publisher: Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Incorporated, 2013
ISBN: 9781608828944
9781608828937
1608828948
160882893X
9781572249837
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (xi, 268 pages)
Call Number: eBook

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Age

Add Age Suitability

d
DLR231
Mar 18, 2015

DLR231 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at DCL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top