The Compassionate Mind Approach to Overcoming Anxiety

The Compassionate Mind Approach to Overcoming Anxiety

We know what it's like to worry from time to time, but for some of us, our worrying can take over and have a serious impact on our lives.

Author: Dennis Tirch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849019606

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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We know what it's like to worry from time to time, but for some of us, our worrying can take over and have a serious impact on our lives. When our anxiety gets out of hand and starts to dominate our lives, affecting how we function and our general sense of wellbeing, it's time to do something about it. This accessible self-help guide provides the reader with a clear understanding of how problem anxiety develops, the kinds of problems it's causing them and sets out ground-breaking Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) techniques to overcome their anxiety . CFT was initially developed by Professor Paul Gilbert OBE, author of the bestselling The Compassionate Mind which set out his ground-breaking approach, to treat those with high levels of shame and self-criticism. It uses the proven, research-based techniques of CBT and other therapies with a special focus on the importance of developing inner compassion, in order to alleviate feelings of shame, develop a more balanced outlook and promote resilience. It incorporates elements of mindfulness and Tibetan Buddhism with recent research on human development and studies of the brain. It is increasingly used to treat a wide range of emotional and psychological problems including depression, overeating, shyness, trauma, anxiety and anger.
Categories: Psychology

The Compassionate Mind Guide to Overcoming Anxiety

The Compassionate Mind Guide to Overcoming Anxiety

This resourceful guide aims to help you understand the nature of your anxiety, the best ways of dealing with it, and how your mind can help you cope with it.

Author: Dennis Tirch

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781608828692

Category: Self-Help

Page: 232

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Anxiety is not your fault. There are many factors that contribute to developing a mind that is prone to intense anxiety, and if you have such a mind, there are many things you can do to change the way it works. Research has shown that practicing kindness and compassion soothes experiences of fear, while self-critical thoughts tend to intensify them. If you become frustrated with your anxious reactions or consistently try to talk yourself out of your anxiety, it may be time to try a different approach. The compassion-focused therapy (CFT) based program in The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Overcoming Anxiety will help you learn to be kinder to yourself while you soothe your anxious impulses. Complete with worksheets, exercises, and meditation practices, this book includes everything you need to learn mindfulness and compassion-focused skills for redirecting your anxious thoughts and allowing yourself to enjoy a more peaceful life. By learning to be a compassionate witness to your own pain, you will also learn to be fully present in the moment, and develop healthier, more fluid ways of responding to life’s struggles. This resourceful guide aims to help you understand the nature of your anxiety, the best ways of dealing with it, and how your mind can help you cope with it.
Categories: Self-Help

The Compassionate Mind Approach to Overcoming Anxiety

The Compassionate Mind Approach to Overcoming Anxiety

We know what it's like to worry from time to time, but for some of us, our worrying can take over and have a serious impact on our lives.

Author: Dennis Tirch

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ISBN: 0369371690

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Page: 524

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We know what it's like to worry from time to time, but for some of us, our worrying can take over and have a serious impact on our lives. When our anxiety gets out of hand and starts to dominate our lives, affecting how we function and our general sense of wellbeing, it's time to do something about it. This accessible self - help guide provides the reader with a clear understanding of how problem anxiety develops, the kinds of problems it's causing them and sets out ground - breaking Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) techniques to overcome their anxiety. CFT was initially developed by Professor Paul Gilbert OBE, author of the bestselling The Compassionate Mind which set out his ground - breaking approach, to treat those with high levels of shame and self - criticism. It uses the proven, research - based techniques of CBT and other therapies with a special focus on the importance of developing inner compassion, in order to alleviate feelings of shame, develop a more balanced outlook and promote resilience. It incorporates elements of mindfulness and Tibetan Buddhism with recent research on human development and studies of the brain. It is increasingly used to treat a wide range of emotional and psychological problems including depression, overeating, shyness, trauma, anxiety and anger.
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The Compassionate mind Guide to Building Social Confidence

The Compassionate mind Guide to Building Social Confidence

Uses compassion-based therapy to help readers gain the confidence they need to connect with others and develop skills for reducing shame and self-judgement. Original.

Author: Lynne Henderson

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781572249769

Category: Self-Help

Page: 249

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Uses compassion-based therapy to help readers gain the confidence they need to connect with others and develop skills for reducing shame and self-judgement. Original.
Categories: Self-Help

The Gifts of Compassion

The Gifts of Compassion

How to understand and overcome suffering Stan Steindl. Further. Reading. Cooper, M. (2013). The compassionate mind approach to reducing stress. London, UK: Robinson. Fraser, C., & Doyle Fraser, H. (2019). Freedom: How teens can use ...

Author: Stan Steindl

Publisher: Australian Academic Press

ISBN: 9781925644494

Category: Self-Help

Page: 186

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"In this beautifully written book, esteemed clinical psychologist and therapist Stan Steindl takes us on a personal journey into the ups and downs of what it is to be human and reveals both the challenges and the joys of building one’s compassionate mind.” — Professor Paul Gilbert OBE, Founder of Compassion Focused Therapy and bestselling author Life can be complicated. And sometimes, really very difficult. We may struggle with many common life challenges: in relationships, parenting, and work, just to name a few. We can end up suffering from stress, anxiety, and depression, or loneliness, isolation or shame. But did you know that a lot of that suffering comes from within? Rumination and self-criticism are uniquely human thought processes, developed over hundreds of thousands of years. Our brains evolved into an impressive and complex organ that helped us to survive a primitive world, and yet today may yell at us with harsh and hostile criticism, sometimes even over the smallest thing! In fact, critical self-talk is very common. And it flies just under the radar of our conscious mind — condemning and undermining us with its inner voice. This book will show you how to do better — to turn anguish into delight through the use of our Compassionate Self. Through a clear series of steps and practices, noted clinical psychologist Dr Stan Steindl explains how compassion evolved as a vital part of our nature and thought, and the way we look after one another, and even ourselves. He then shows how to use our compassion as a key to a healthier mental life. With personal vignettes illustrating the therapeutic benefits of compassion focused therapy, practical exercises that use mindfulness and imagery to help us develop attention to the present moment, and a wealth of guidance on self-criticism, shame and forgiveness, this book can change your life.
Categories: Self-Help

The Complete CBT Guide for Depression and Low Mood

The Complete CBT Guide for Depression and Low Mood

You can read about how to use this approach to dealing with other problems too: Goss, K., The Compassionate Mind Approach to ... Tirch, D., The Compassionate Mind Approach to Overcoming Anxiety (London: Constable & Robinson, 2012).

Author: Lee Brosan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780338811

Category: Psychology

Page: 624

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Overcoming app now available. Depression and low mood affect a significant portion of the general public. Sadly, those with depression often experience other problems such as low self-esteem, relationship problems and sleeping problems. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an extremely effective treatment for depression and low mood and is used widely in the NHS. The companion book to the popular Complete CBT Guide for Anxiety, this practical self-help book contains essential information about the nature of depression and covers a range of topics including insomnia, relationships, bipolar disorder and postnatal depression. It also provides information on some of the latest treatments such as Mindfulness, Behavioural Activation and Compassion-Focused Therapy. The chapters on individual techniques or problem areas are written by the leading experts in that field. Includes individual chapters on: Low self-esteem by Melanie Fennell Insomnia and sleep problems by Colin Espie Rumination by Ed Watkins Relationship problems by Donald Baucom Bipolar Disorder by Warren Mansell Depression in the elderly - Ken Laidlaw Postnatal Depression - Peter Cooper & Lynne Murray Depression and ill health - Stirling Moorey Behavioural Activation by David Richards Compassion - Paul Gilbert Mindfulness - Willem Kuyken & Halley Cohen Imagery - Ann Hackmann & Jon Wheatley
Categories: Psychology

Living with an Open Heart

Living with an Open Heart

How to Cultivate Compassion in Everyday Life Russell Kolts, Thubten Chodron. Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, Lama (2010). ... The Compassionate Mind Approach to Overcoming Anxiety Using Compassion Focused Therapy. London: Robinson.

Author: Russell Kolts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780335438

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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Living with an Open Heart contains brief readings which blend Buddhist and western psychology. It thoughtfully presents ideas and techniques drawn from Buddhism, western psychological approaches, as well as the authors' personal experiences in working to develop compassion in their own lives and in their work with others. Designed to be easy to dip into, this fascinating book is organised into brief chapters to include discussions, reflections and contemplations, personal stories, and specific techniques for deepening compassion. Each chapter provides fuel for thought and contemplation as the reader goes through his or her day, inspiring their motivation to be compassionate, helping them to understand compassion, and giving them specific methods for applying it in their lives.
Categories: Religion

The Compassionate Mind Approach to Recovering from Trauma

The Compassionate Mind Approach to Recovering from Trauma

Praise for The Compassionate Mind Approach to Recovering from Trauma This outstanding book achieves that rare thing: ... Dr Helen Kennerley Consultant Clinical Psychologist Author Overcoming Childhood Trauma and Overcoming Anxiety This ...

Author: Deborah Lee

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849019453

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Terrible events are very hard to deal with and those who go through a trauma often feel permanently changed by it. Grief, numbness, anger, anxiety and shame are all very common emotional reactions to traumatic incidents such as an accident or death of a loved one, and ongoing traumatic events such as domestic abuse. How we deal with the aftermath of trauma and our own emotional response can determine how quickly we are able to 'move on' and get back to 'normality' once more. An integral part of the recovery process is not only recognising and accepting how our lives may have been changed but also learning to deal with feelings of shame - an extremely common reaction to trauma. 'Recovering from Trauma' uses the groundbreaking Compassion Focused Therapy to help the reader to not only develop a fuller understanding of how we react to trauma, but also to deal with any feelings of shame and start to overcome any trauma-related difficulties.
Categories: Medical

Mindful Compassion

Mindful Compassion

How the Science of Compassion Can Help You Understand Your Emotions, Live in the Present, and Connect Deeply with Others Paul Gilbert, Choden ... Tirch, D. (2012) The Compassionate Mind Approach to Overcoming Anxiety.

Author: Paul Gilbert

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781626250635

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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Are you ready to transform your mind and emotions? To cultivate compassion, stability, self-confidence, and well-being? If so, get ready to change the way you experience your life with this highly-anticipated approach using mindfulness and compassion. Therapists have long been aware of mindfulness as a powerful attention skill that can help us live with greater clarity and awareness—but mindfulness alone is not enough to completely change the way a brain works. In order to fully thrive, we require motivation. Compassion, like anger or aggression, is an extremely powerful motivational force that can bring about real, lasting change. Written by the founder of compassion-focused therapy (CFT), Paul Gilbert and former Buddhist monk, Choden, Mindful Compassion is a unique blending of evolutionary and Buddhist psychology. In this breakthrough book, you’ll learn how traditional mindfulness and compassion can work in harmony to offer a new, effective, and practical approach to overcoming everyday emotional and psychological problems. If you are ready to end toxic self-criticism, heal trauma and shame, feel worthy and loveable, and be kinder to yourself and others, this book can show you the way.
Categories: Psychology

The Compassionate Mind

The Compassionate Mind

The author of Overcoming Depression offers an alternative to the traditional western view of compassion, outlining findings about the value of compassion and how it works, and taking readers through basic mind training exercises to enhance ...

Author: Paul Gilbert

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781572248403

Category: Medical

Page: 513

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The author of Overcoming Depression offers an alternative to the traditional western view of compassion, outlining findings about the value of compassion and how it works, and taking readers through basic mind training exercises to enhance the capacity for, and use of, compassion. Original.
Categories: Medical