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    • ISBN:9781849019217
    • Publication date:19 Sep 2013

The Compassionate Mind Approach to Reducing Stress

By Maureen Cooper

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A ground-breaking book that offering stress-busting strategies that really works. Maureen Cooper explains why we are designed to respond to stress and how it can even be helpful.

Stress is an unavoidable part of life that we will all encounter at various times in our lives, be it due to a one-off event such as losing a job or the break-up of a relationship, or from facing long-term difficulties such as working in a stressful environment or caring for someone who is ill. How well we deal with stress will influence the extent to which it affects our lives.

In this ground-breaking book, Maureen Cooper explains why we are designed to respond to stress in a certain way and why this can even be helpful at times. She goes on to explain, using practical examples and techniques, what we can do to change our stress response if it becomes overstimulated, thereby improving our sense of control and wellbeing.

This self-help book is based on the Compassionate Mind Approach, which has been developed by Professor Paul Gilbert, a clinical psychologist who is internationally renowned for his research and clinical work on depression. The Compassionate Mind Approach combines proven, research-based Western therapy techniques such as CBT with Mindfulness, Tibetan Buddhist practices and recent research on human development and studies of the brain.

Biographical Notes

Maureen Cooper combines more than twenty years of experience as a professional educator and senior manager in a non-profit organization with a hands-on education in Buddhism. This training enabled her to manage teams and organizations as a practical application of spiritual values. In 2004 Maureen founded Awareness in Action, a consultancy dedicated to the secular application of mindfulness, meditation and compassion in the workplace. As part of this work she has designed and conducted workshops and training programmes worldwide. Born in London, Maureen now lives in Amsterdam.

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  • ISBN: 9781849012010
  • Publication date: 19 Sep 2013
  • Page count: 400
  • Imprint: Robinson
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