Mindful Compassion

  • by Paul Gilbert
  • Narrated by Rupert Farley
  • 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This ground-breaking new book combines the best of compassion-focused therapy with the most effective mindfulness techniques. The result is an extremely effective approach to overcoming everyday emotional and psychological problems and improving one's sense of well being. Based on the latest work from Professor Paul Gilbert OBE, best-selling author of The Compassionate Mind, and Buddhist expert Choden.
Professor Gilbert has spent the past 20 years developing a new therapy called Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) which has an gained international following. In recent years, mindfulness is being used increasingly to treat common mental health problems such as depression, stress and stress-related insomnia. In this ground-breaking new audiobook, Professor Gilbert, along with his co-author Choden, combines the best of Compassion-Focused Therapy with the most effective mindfulness techniques.
The result is an extremely effective approach to overcoming everyday emotional and psychological problems and improving one's sense of wellbeing. Professor Paul Gilbert OBE is world-renowned for his work on depression, shame and self-criticism. He is head of the Mental Health Research Unit, University of Derby. He is the author of the best-selling The Compassionate Mind and Overcoming Depression. Choden: Formally a monk for seven years within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Choden (aka Sean McGovern) completed a three year, three month retreat in 1997 and has been a practicing Buddhist since 1985. He is originally from South Africa where he trained as a lawyer and where he learned meditation under the guidance of Rob Nairn, an internationally renowned Buddhist teacher. He is now involved in developing secular mindfulness and compassion programmes drawing upon the wisdom and methods of the Buddhist tradition, as well as contemporary insights from psychology and neuroscience. He is an honorary fellow of the University of Aberdeen and teaches on their Postgraduate Study Programme in Mindfulness (MSc) that is the first of its kind to include compassion in its curriculum. He lives on the Isle of Arran.

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Highly recommended

If you are interested in mindfulness or the work of Tara Brach I would definitely have a listen to this excellent, accessible book. Before listening to this I struggled to fully grasp the concept of compassion but the authors set it out so clearly here, with lots of examples and exercises that it has really helped me to understand the concept, and in the process myself and my thought patterns. Learning more about compassion has definitely been life changing for me and I would highly recommend this book as part of that journey.
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- Saffy

So well written and narrated

Would you listen to Mindful Compassion again? Why?

Yes, definitely. It's skillfully written and very well narrated.


What did you like best about this story?

That it is such relevant knowledge for all of us.


What does Rupert Farley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The stately pace of the narration brings home many of the many important points of the book. Rupert Farley's voice makes it quite a personal experience.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Well, I didn't laugh or cry - but I nodded a lot!


Any additional comments?

I just spent a longish drive in the company of "Mindful compassion" and enjoyed every minute of it. Such importance insights, so well written, so pertinent to each and every one of us. And the narrator does a marvellous job at getting the book across to the listener.

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- Liselotte

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-05-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios