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4.0 out of 5 starsBeautiful insights put together very wisely and lovingly
Reviewed in India on 8 July 2018
I wish I had known this when I was in my twenties, i could have lived a different quality life. Anyways, better late than never. I am sure this understanding is going to help me for the rest of my life. Thanks Kristin Neff.
Came across Kristin Neff’s work on self-compassion a couple of months ago while experiencing an episode of high anxiety, which later spiralled into a deep depression. Two months later and, in combination with practicing meditation and receiving counselling, Kristin Neff’s Self-Compassion has turned my life experience completely around to one that is filled with much more calm, clarity, happiness and hope.
What I have experienced through reading Self-Compassion is nothing short of profound and life-changing. I am hopeful that what I have gained from Kristin’s guidance will remain with me throughout my life and will enhance my life experience significantly in the long term.
I never realised just how self-critical a person I was until I read this book. It’s helped me to realise how I’ve deepened, or even created, my own suffering at significant times during my life. I only wish I’d found this book sooner!
If you have a young teenage friend or relative who is having a tough time or appears a little lost - gift them this book. I can only imagine how much easier my life would have been during those critical years, had I had the power of self-compassion to tap into. I also believe that it doesn’t matter what age you are - anyone can benefit from Kristin’s teachings.
A truly wonderful book that may just help you to lift yourself out of a deep pit of despair, or raise your happiness to even higher levels than you’ve ever experienced before.
Thank you Dr Kristin Neff from the bottom of my heart. I have only discovered your concept of Self-Compassion and in the space of 3 weeks it has had an extraordinary difference to my life at a particularly difficult time.
A very readable and enlightening book. The concept of self compassion and compassion for others is a particular interest of mine and combined with my meditation and church activities gives me the focus to be with my general anxiety disorder. This book covers these subjects and it has reinforced my beliefs
Kristin Neff is a teacher of Compassion and Mindfulness. This is an interesting book that is filled with exercises that are so useful for helping the reader to achieve some of the compassionate state for themselves. The theory being that unless we can be compassionate towards ourselves, forgiving our mistakes, etc, then we can't extend it to others around us.