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Living Like Crazy
by Paul Gilbert, PhD*

In this brilliant new book by Professor Paul Gilbert, readers learn how we are led to live in crazy and destructive ways. Exploring a broad range of human qualities, Gilbert shows us how the value and practice of compassion can lead us to connection, well-being, and a more sane world. View the video.

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The Compassionate Mind Workbook
by Chris Irons and Elaine Beaumont

A UK bestseller now available in the US. This outstanding guide is for anyone who is interested in how compassion — in the form of ideas and practices derived from Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and other approaches — may help us to engage with, understand and ultimately, try to alleviate suffering.

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The Compassionate Mind
by Paul Gilbert, PhD*

This book offers a deep and compelling evolutionary perspective on the human brain, mind, and culture. It demonstrates how much meaning and our well-being hinge on our innate capacity to extend heartfelt compassion to ourselves and to others. — Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD

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Mindful Compassion
Paul Gilbert, PhD* and Choden

The authors explain why we need both compassion and mindfulness to liberate ourselves from unnecessary suffering, and they offer elegant exercises to train the mind in those vital human capacities.

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Awakening Compassion at Work
by Monica C. Worline, PhD* and Jane E. Dutton, PhD*

Suffering in the workplace is an unrecognized and costly drain on organizational performance and potential. Marshaling evidence from two decades of field research, the authors show that alleviating such suffering confers measurable competitive advantages in areas like innovation, collaboration, service quality, and talent attraction and retention.

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The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion
Christopher K. Germer, PhD

This wise and eloquent book illuminates the power of self-compassion and offers creative, scientifically grounded strategies for putting it into action.

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The Compassionate Mind Guide to Managing Your Anger
Russell L. Kolts, PhD

"With clear insights and easy-to-follow exercises, this innovative book teaches how to develop self-compassion so that anger can be transformed into a more peaceful state of mind." — Kristin Neff, PhD

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Compassion: Concepts, Research and Applications
Paul Gilbert, PhD,* editor

Paul Gilbert brings together an international line-up of leading scholars and researchers in the field to provide a state-of-the-art exploration of key areas in compassion research and applications. Compassion can be seen as a core element of prosocial behavior, and explorations of the concepts and value of compassion have been extended into different aspects of life including physical and psychological therapies, schools, leadership and business.

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Towards the Compassionate School
Maurice Irfan Coles, editor

Education has a crucial role in creating a society that can deal with the critical issues children face today. The authors offer a comprehensive rationale and vision for compassionate schools that embody love in action.


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