How to Stop Beating Yourself Up: Four Guided Meditations for Self-Compassion
This CD is ideal for anyone who has a tendency of being too hard on themselves. It contains four tracks: Kindfulness of Breathing; Empathizing With Ourselves and Others; Being With Difficult Experiences; and Four Steps to Self-Compassion. Woven through these guided meditations are the four skills of self-compassion:
- Mindful awareness, which helps us to recognize our mental habits, including that of giving ourselves a hard time;
- Acceptance, which allows us be with our suffering without reacting to it or seeing it as a sign of failure;
- Self-kindness, which helps us, in the face of difficulties, to give support, encouragement and compassion to ourselves;
- Realistic perspectives on life, which help us to see our problems in a balanced and mature way.