Make Peace with Your Mind

How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Your Inner Critic

Author: Mark Coleman

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608684318

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 8004

The inner critic is the voice inside our heads reminding us that we are never “good enough.” It’s behind the insidious thoughts that can make us second-guess our every action and doubt our own value. The inner critic might feel overpowering, but it can be managed effectively. Meditation teacher and therapist Mark Coleman helps readers understand and free themselves from the inner critic using the tools of mindfulness and compassion. Each chapter offers constructive insights into what creates, drives, and disarms the critic; real people’s journeys to inspire and guide readers; and simple practices anyone can use to live a free, happy, and flourishing life.
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Make Peace with Your Mind

How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Your Inner Critic

Author: Mark Coleman

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 160868430X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 362

The inner critic is the voice inside our heads reminding us that we are never “good enough.” It’s behind the insidious thoughts that can make us second-guess our every action and doubt our own value. The inner critic might feel overpowering, but it can be managed effectively. Meditation teacher and therapist Mark Coleman helps readers understand and free themselves from the inner critic using the tools of mindfulness and compassion. Each chapter offers constructive insights into what creates, drives, and disarms the critic; real people’s journeys to inspire and guide readers; and simple practices anyone can use to live a free, happy, and flourishing life.
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Awake in the Wild

Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery

Author: Mark Coleman

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577317142

Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 2797

“Nature deficit disorder” has become an increasingly challenging problem in our hypermodern world. In Awake in the Wild, Mark Coleman shows seekers how to remedy this widespread malady by reconnecting with nature through Buddhism. Each short (two to three pages) chapter includes a concrete nature meditation relating to such topics as Attuning to the Natural World, Reflecting the Rhythms of Nature, Walking with Compassion, Releasing the Inner Noise, Freeing the Animal Within, Coming into the Peace of Wild Things, Weathering the Storms of Life, and more. Incorporating anecdotes from the author’s many nature retreats, Buddhist wisdom and teachings, important nature writings by others, and nature itself, the book invites readers to participate in, not just observe, nature; develop a loving connection with the earth as a form of environmental activism; decrease urban alienation through experiencing nature; embody nature’s peaceful presence; and connect with ancient spiritual wisdom through nature meditations.
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A Kinder Voice

Releasing Your Inner Critics with Mindfulness Slogans

Author: Thérèse Jacobs-Stewart

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1616496428

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 120

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Combining thought-awareness, loving-kindness practice and mindfulness meditation, this simple, time-tested method can be used throughout the day to quiet your critical voices and ease the mind. Through short, accessible phrases, readers will learn to reorient thinking when their inner critic shows up. You’ve probably heard it said, and have maybe spoken the words yourself, “I am my own worst critic.” A negative internal running commentary contributes to a lack of confidence and low self-worth in many people.Well-known mindfulness meditation teacher and author, Th鲨se Jacobs-Stewart, offers one of the most effective approaches to calming a self-critical mind: the ancient Buddhist practice of using “Compassion Slogans.” Combining thought-awareness, loving-kindness practice and mindfulness meditation, this simple, time-tested method can be used throughout the day to quiet your critical voices and ease the mind. Through short, accessible phrases, you will learn to reorient your thinking when your inner critic shows up. Instead of making a negative thought stronger by fighting it, you will learn to let thoughts dissipate through lack of attention. When you remember to “begin kindness with yourself,” you will find that keeping a compassionate perspective on all that you do and say will allow you to transform your inner critic with a kinder voice.Some examples of mindfulness slogans:Everything is of the nature to change (even me)Abandon poisonous food (thoughts)Rest in the openness of mindBegin kindness with ourselves
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Tame Your Inner Critic

Find Peace & Contentment to Live Your Life on Purpose

Author: Della Temple

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 073874574X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 264

View: 9642

Release Negative Self-Talk & Gain the Happiness You Deserve Uncover the authentic you, control the critic within, and find the peace you need to live your life on purpose. Learn to silence the persistent chatter of your inner critic and replace it with the voice of your inner guidance, your spirit. Tame Your Inner Critic takes you on a journey of self-discovery, exploring the energy of your thoughts and turning the negative into positive. Discover how to use your innate intuitive abilities to heal these energies and discard judgments and criticisms that have built up over the years. Find your true north—your own internal wisdom that is connected to the divine and gives you guidance. With specialized exercises and meditations, this book shows you how to banish negativity, improve your relationships, and realize new ways to share your gifts with the world around you.
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The Power of Off

The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World

Author: Nancy Colier

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622037960

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 5114

Effective mindfulness practices for transforming your relationship with technology and reconnecting with your real life Our reliance on technology is rapidly changing how each of us experiences life. We’re facing new issues and difficulties, we’re encountering new emotional triggers, and we’re relating to each other in new ways. As Dr. Nancy Colier writes, “How we spend our time, what motivates us, and what we want are all are on a radical course of transformation.” The promise of technology is that it will make our lives easier; yet to realize that promise, we cannot be passive users—we must bring awareness and mindfulness to our relationships with our devices. “The compulsion to constantly check our devices plays on primal instincts,” teaches Colier. “Even people with strong spiritual practices or those who have never had other addiction issues now find themselves caught in the subtle trap of these miraculous tools we’ve created.” Through The Power of Off, she offers us a path for making use of the virtual world while still feeling good, having healthy relationships, and staying connected with what is genuinely meaningful in life. You’ll explore: How and why today’s devices push our buttons so effectively, and what you can do to take back control of your life Tips for navigating the increasingly complex ways in which technology is affecting our relationships—with ourselves, others, and our devices themselves Self-evaluation tools for bringing greater awareness to your use of technology Mindfulness practices for helping you interact with your devices in more conscious ways A 30-day digital detox program to kick-start a new healthier relationship with technology With The Power of Off, Colier sounds the call for wakefulness, reminding us that we can use technology in a way that promotes, rather than detracts from, our well-being. This book provides an essential resource for anyone wanting to create a more empowered relationship with technology in the digital age.
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The Inner Critic Advantage

Making Peace with the Noise in Your Head

Author: Andrea Patten

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780976192329

Category:

Page: 160

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Freedom from Your Inner Critic

A Self-Therapy Approach

Author: Jay Earley,Bonnie Weiss

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622030648

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 3552

We've all heard the voice of the inner critic—that part of us that judges us, shames us, and makes us feel inadequate. "You don't want to give in to the Critic, and it doesn't really work to fight against it," explains Dr. Jay Earley. "But there is a way to transform it into an invaluable ally." With Freedom from Your Inner Critic, Dr. Earley and psychotherapist Bonnie Weiss present a self-therapy approach for uncovering the psychological roots of our self-sabotaging inner voices and restoring our sense of worthiness. Filled with insights, case studies, and practical self-therapy exercises, this breakthrough book explores: How to connect with your Inner Critic through the groundbreaking approach of Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy The seven varieties of the Inner Critic and their positive intent Healing your Criticized Child that is hurt by your Inner Critic Awakening your Inner Champion—the antidote to the influence of your Inner Critic How to transform your Inner Critic and learn to love yourself How our self-confidence, motivation, and courage improve when we are free from our Inner Critics "Self-esteem is our birthright," says Dr. Earley. "And even the most intractable Inner Critic can learn to let go and allow you to blossom." Freedom from Your Inner Critic offers a solution to one of our greatest psychological challenges—so you can reclaim your confidence, freedom, and joy in life.
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The Here-and-Now Habit

How Mindfulness Can Help You Break Unhealthy Habits Once and for All

Author: Hugh G. Byrne

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626252394

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 7768

Bad habits can take a hefty toll on your health and happiness. In The Here-and-Now Habit, mindfulness expert Hugh Byrne provides powerful practices based in mindfulness and neuroscience to help you rewire your brain and finally break the habits that are holding you back from a meaningful life. Have you found yourself doing something and thinking, Why do I keep doing this? We all have an unhealthy habit—or two, or three. Yours may be as simple as wasting time on the Internet, constantly checking your e-mail, or spending too much time in front of the TV. Or, it may be more serious, like habitual drinking, emotional overeating, constant self-criticism, or chronic worrying. Whatever your harmful habit is—you have the power to break it. The Here-and-Now-Habit provides proven-effective techniques to help you stop existing on autopilot and start living in the here and now. You’ll learn how to cultivate mindfulness to calm and focus your mind, be aware of thoughts without identifying with them or believing they are true, deal with difficult emotions, and clarify your own intentions regarding unhealthy habits by asking yourself, What do I want? How important is it to me to make this change? By learning to pay attention to your thoughts and actions in the moment, you’ll discover how to let go of old patterns and create healthier habits and ways of living that will make you feel good about yourself. And when you feel good about you, you can do just about anything.
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The Self-Acceptance Project

How to Be Kind and Compassionate Toward Yourself in Any Situation

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622036301

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 7889

Even after years of spiritual practice, self-improvement, or therapy, many of us still have trouble with one essential challenge: self-acceptance. How do we stop from constantly judging ourselves as inadequate, finding fault with our bodies, or being plagued by our inner critics? The Self-Acceptance Project was created to help us find a solution. In this collection of essays, contemporary luminaries in spirituality, psychology, and creativity offer insights and teachings for truly embracing who we are—no matter what our circumstances. Why is it often so much easier to feel compassion and forgiveness toward others than toward ourselves? Where do our self-critical voices come from? Can we be motivated to grow and excel while still accepting ourselves as we are? In these 20 offerings, some of today’s most trusted teachers share valuable practices and techniques for building confidence, transforming our relationships with our inner critics, and cultivating kindness and compassion toward ourselves on a consistent basis.
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Mindful and Intentional Living

A Path to Peace, Clarity, and Freedom

Author: JoAnn Saccato

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1984533282

Category: Self-Help

Page: 222

View: 8121

First, we stop the pain, then we grow the joy. Mindful and Intentional Living offers a fresh, intimate, and scientifically supported perspective on using mindfulness, compassion, and conscious intention to align our heart, mind, and body with our deepest values and intentions, creating a meaningful life we love. From stress and anxiety to inner peace, from chaos and scattered thinking to grounded personal clarity and direction, and from being caught in emotional reactivity to freedom to choose our responses, Saccato guides us with great care to stop the pain and grow the joy. Drawing on the foundations of mindfulness and Saccatos mindfulness-based coaching programs and courses, the reader is lovingly shepherded on a path through lifes inevitable difficulties to a clear, meaningful vision, intention, and commitment. This book is a road map designed to help the reader reduce stress and stress-related illnesses; reduce anxiety and depressive episodes; grow compassionate and loving relationships; gain personal clarity of chosen beliefs and values; build a steady and inclusive mindfulness practice; heal pains of the past with self-love and active forgiveness; explore the science behind the success of mindfulness, compassion, and happiness practices; and take actionable steps to define, commit to, and affirm a path to more inspired joy and happiness.
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How Life Works

Author: Andrew Matthews

Publisher: Seashell Publishers

ISBN: 0987205781

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

View: 9380

HOW LIFE WORKS is about why the same things keep happening to you. It is about: How to find the love of your life How to find the work you love Why some people always fall on their feet - and how you can be like them. HOW LIFE WORKS explains why: It's not WHAT you know it's not WHO you know It's all about how you FEEL.
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The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom: Building Resilience with Compassionate Teaching

Author: Patricia A. Jennings

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393711870

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 7445

From the author of Mindfulness for Teachers, a guide to supporting trauma-exposed students. Fully half the students in U.S. schools have experienced trauma, violence, or chronic stress. In the face of this epidemic, it falls increasingly to teachers to provide the adult support these students need to function in school. But most educators have received little training to prepare them for this role. In her new book, Tish Jennings—an internationally recognized leader in the field of social and emotional learning—shares research and experiential knowledge about the practices that support students' healing, build their resilience, and foster compassion in the classroom. In Part I, Jennings describes the effects of trauma on body and mind, and how to recognize them in students' behavior. In Part II, she introduces the trauma-sensitive practices she has implemented in her work with schools. And in Part III, she connects the dots between mindfulness, compassion, and resilience. Each chapter contains easy-to-use, practical activities to hone the skills needed to create a compassionate learning environment.
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Resilience

Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster

Author: Linda Graham

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608685373

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 1759

Whether it’s a critical comment from the boss or a full-blown catastrophe, life continually dishes out challenges. Resilience is the learned capacity to cope with any level of adversity, from the small annoyances of daily life to the struggles and sorrows that break our hearts. Resilience is essential for surviving and thriving in a world full of troubles and tragedies, and it is completely trainable and recoverable — when we know how. In Resilience, Linda Graham offers clear guidance to help you develop somatic, emotional, relational, and reflective intelligence — the skills you need to confidently and effectively cope with life’s inevitable challenges and crises.
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Craft a Life You Love

Infusing Creativity, Fun, and Intention into Your Everyday

Author: Amy Tangerine

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683352971

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

View: 4101

In Craft a Life You Love, readers will learn how to focus their creative energy and make things (and make things happen) by implementing small—yet powerful— changes in their everyday lives. In this memoir and hardworking handbook, creativity and craft maven Amy Tangerine, shows readers how to find their flow, maintain a positive mindset, and cultivate a rich and fulfilling life by focusing on what truly matters. Chapters explore how to craft the soul, craft the right mindset, craft the right environment, craft good habits, rediscover your creative mojo, and maintain momentum, with each section offering exercises for taking your creative practice to the next level. For anyone who has felt disconnected from their creativity or has had trouble saving a space for their passions, Craft a Life You Love will teach you how to make time for creativity each and every day.
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How to Wake Up

A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow

Author: Toni Bernhard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614290679

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 8790

Intimately and without jargon, How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow describes the path to peace amid all of life's ups and downs. Using step by step instructions, the author illustrates how to be fully present in the moment without clinging to joy or resisting sorrow. This opens the door to a kind of wellness that goes beyond circumstances. Actively engaging life as it is in this fashion holds the potential for awakening to a peace and well-being that are not dependent on whether a particular experience is joyful or sorrowful. This is a practical book, containing dozens of exercises and practices, all of which are illustrated with easy-to-relate to personal stories from the author's experience.
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Embracing Your Inner Critic

Turning Self-Criticism into a Creative Asset

Author: Hal Stone

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062111949

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 993

Hal and Sidra Stone are the creators of "Voice Dialogue" process, a therapy that transforms the inner critic from crippling adversary to productive ally. The inner critic. It whispers, whines, and needles us into place. It checks our thoughts, controls our behavior, and inhibits action. It thinks it is protecting us from being disliked, hurt, or abandoned. Instead, the critical inner voice causes shame, anxiety, depression, exhaustion, and low-self-esteem. It acts as a powerful saboteur of our intimate relationships and is a major contributor to drug and alcohol abuse. Through examples and exercises, the Stones show us how to recognize the critic, how to avoid or minimize "critic attacks," and, most important, how the inner critic can become asn intelligent, perceptive, and supportive partner in life.
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The Compassionate Mind

A New Approach to Life's Challenges

Author: Paul Gilbert

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572248408

Category: Medical

Page: 513

View: 9545

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.
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Cultivating Compassion

Simple Everyday Practices for Discovering Peace of Mind and Resilience

Author: Amy Pattee Colvin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998079905

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1952

Does your mind ever bounce from one thing to another, affecting your ability to be productive or creative? Does your inner critic occasionally, reducing your capacity to be kind to yourself? Does your heart hang onto past resentments even though you'd like to let them go? At one time or another, all of us struggle with these challenges. In Cultivating Compassion, Amy Pattee Colvin leads readers through a step-by-step exploration of personal values and thought patterns. She offers guidance through inspirational themes, self-reflection questions, and suggestions for daily action. This practical guide helps you discover how to: *Move toward contentment and away from anxiety while reducing judgment and criticism of self and others.*Calm the mind and direct thoughts more positively while fostering deeper levels of serenity, resilience, and creativity.*Integrate mindfulness and self-compassion practices into everyday life while developing the courage to take compassionate action.If you are ready move away from criticism and judgment for self and others and want to embrace peace and acceptance; or if you'd like to move through and beyond depression and anxiety to discover resilience, creativity, and joy, then Cultivating Compassion is for you. Shifting your mindset to a perspective of self-acceptance and self-compassion has a positive impact not only on your own life, but on the lives of family, friends, and community.
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