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Kristin Neff, PhD is a professor in human development whose 10 years of research forms the basis of her timely and highly listenable book. Self Compassion offers a powerful solution for combating the current malaise of depression, anxiety and self criticism that comes with living in a pressured and competitive culture. 

Through tried and tested exercises, listeners learn the three core components that will help replace negative and destructive measures of self worth and success with a kinder and nonjudgmental approach in order to bring about profound life change and deeper happiness. 

Self Compassion recognises that we all have weaknesses and limitations, but in accepting this we can discover new ways to achieve improved self confidence and contentment and reach our highest potential. Simply, easily and compassionately.  

Kristin Neff's expert and practical advice offers a completely new set of personal development tools that will benefit everyone.

©2019 Kristin Neff (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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I needed to listen to this book years ago. After suffering with severe mental health and now a recent break up with my fiancee, its very apparent how unhealthy I was being in both my relationship and to myself caused by events in my past that I refused to deal with. The past month, this book has helped me ground myself and start thinking of how to be better to myself and start to accept the reality of my situations. If you feel lost in your life, feel like you aren't worth anything, aren't taking care of yourself, struggling with relationships or just feeling negative about the small things. Read this book and start learning self compassion. Start doing something to help yourself. Thank you Dr. Kristin Neff.

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Life Changing

if you're looking at this book, then you probably need it for one reason or another. I wasn't sure I needed it, but i have insecurities so gave it a go after it was recommended and it has made an amazing shift in my life, I feel so much happier, yet nothing has changed, actually my life is going through a really incredibly tough and stressful patch... yet I'm happier. That tells you everything you need to know, buy the book! Xxx

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Worth your time

This challenged some of my beliefs and practice. Supporting self appreciation and compassion - supports our wider community way of being too.

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The reading was so bad that I had to try 3 times the first 30 minutes... but still couldn't go through. I think the author hired a "professional" reader which in my opinion was a bad idea. It's best to read this in a natural way, where real emotions are conveyed otherwise we branch off really easily and have a hard time focusing on the content. So unfortunately I wasn't able to continue and have given up. I have been looking for ways to give the audio back but couldn't find an option. I then tried a sample from the same other but this time read by her and this I can relate to. So I am getting this other audio instead... Still a waste thought, very unfortunate!

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Good Book To Listen To

The reader makes this easily accessible and digestible. Also has some very good tasks you can do too.

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Excellent book great self care techniques for self compassion for every day use. Worth listening to.