Jetzt kostenlos testen

The Compassionate Mind

Autor: Paul Gilbert
Sprecher: Rupert Farley
Spieldauer: 22 Std. und 34 Min.
4.5 out of 5 stars (5 Bewertungen)

Danach 9,95 € pro Monat. Jederzeit kündbar.

ODER
Im Warenkorb

Inhaltsangabe

Throughout history people have sought to cope with a life that is often stressful and hard. We have actually known for some time that developing compassion for oneself and others can help us face up to and win through the hardship and find a sense of inner peace. However in modern societies we rarely focus on this key process that underpins successful coping and happiness and can be quick to dismiss the impact of modern living on our minds and well-being. Instead we concentrate on 'doing, achieving' and having'. Now, bestselling author and leading authority on depression, Professor Paul Gilbert explains how new research shows how we can all learn to develop compassion for ourselves and others and derive the benefits of this age-old wisdom. 

In this ground-breaking new book he explores how our minds have developed to be highly sensitive and quick to react to perceived threats and how this fast-acting threat-response system can be a source of anxiety, depression and aggression. He describes how studies have also shown that developing kindness and compassion for self and others can help in calming down the threat system: as a mother's care and love can soothe a baby's distress, so we can learn how to soothe ourselves. Not only does compassion help to soothe distressing emotions, it actually increases feelings of contentment and well-being. Here, Professor Gilbert outlines the latest findings about the value of compassion and how it works, and takes readers through basic mind training exercises to enhance the capacity for, and use of, compassion.

 New audio available from 01 August 2018.

©2013 Paul Gilbert (P)2013 Audible Ltd

Kritikerstimmen

"As somebody who suffers from severe depression, I know the depressive's harshest critic is themselves. It is never helpful to be told to pull ourselves together by others but saying it to ourselves leads us in only one direction - into a spiralling descent into despair. This wise and perceptive book teaches us self-compassion and the consolations of kindness. I recommend it all the time." (Sally Brampton, author of Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression and the Aunt Sally column in The Sunday Times)
"The increasing drive to find a competitive edge in all aspects of our lives may create efficiencies but they are cold, heartless and unpleasant to live with. Gilbert shows how and why this occurs, and explains why our capacity for compassion is the antidote." (Oliver James, author of Affluenza and the Selfish Capitalist)
"A timely book for a time when competitiveness, materialism and narcissism have failed us. This book provides timeless wisdom that you can use every day. It will make a wonderful gift for someone you care for - especially, if you give it to yourself." (Robert L Leahy, author of The Worry Cure and President Of The International Association For Cognitive Psychotherapy)
"Fascinating ... thoughtful and well written ... this book is a resource to be owned and used with enjoyment" ( Nursing Standard)
"A challenging and useful addition to anyone's self-help shelf, as well as a refreshingly rigorous look behind why our brains work the way they do. In fact, this is a self-help book for people who don't like self-help books." ( ONEinFOUR magazine)
"Important and enjoyable." ( The Psychologist)
"A landmark book" ( The Scientific and Medical Network)
"Interesting and helpful." ( Mental Health Practice)

Das könnte Ihnen auch gefallen

Weitere Titel des Autors

Hörerrezensionen

Bewertung

Gesamt

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Sterne
    3
  • 4 Sterne
    2
  • 3 Sterne
    0
  • 2 Sterne
    0
  • 1 Stern
    0

Sprecher

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Sterne
    2
  • 4 Sterne
    1
  • 3 Sterne
    0
  • 2 Sterne
    0
  • 1 Stern
    0

Geschichte

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Sterne
    2
  • 4 Sterne
    0
  • 3 Sterne
    1
  • 2 Sterne
    0
  • 1 Stern
    0
Sortieren nach:
Filtern:
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Sprecher
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Geschichte
    3 out of 5 stars

technisch erstaunlich schlecht

The book does not lend itself to be listened to: always pointing to chapters to come. On the other hand, having to read it, I would not have finished it, knowing myself.
Strikingly bad Audible production: outtakes were not cut, so the misread phrases are repeated differently. Chapters are created at random, without relation to content. Maybe they ran out of money or time in post-production?

1 von 1 Hörern fanden diese Rezension hilfreich

  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Liv
  • 23.04.2019

Good to have

Brilliantly read for a rather scientific book. Perhaps better to read yourself because of the hints, specific terms, exercises and lists... or have the book, too, for looking up. I guess I'll do that and buy the book, too.
But the text is really interesting and good to hear, with a lot of humor. I have learned a lot about the brain, how old parts and new parts get you into trouble and how compassion can help. I'll definitely listen to it again.

  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars

Schon das zuhören erzeugt compassion

Angenehm langsam gesprochen. Am besten mit Hören & Lesen zu genießen: zur besseren Orientierung im Text oder um Abschnitte zu überspringen (bzw. um schnell zu lesen / zu überfliegen) oder um sich "schwierige" Passagen vorlesen zu lassen und auf sich wirken zu lassen oder ....

Der Text behandelt das Thema ausführlich. Aufbau und Argumentation sind logisch und schlüssig. Auch die erlebnisorientierten Beispiele zeugen von großer Erfahrung des Autors und sind gut nachzuempfinden.