Advanced search

Mumsnet has not checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you need help urgently, see our mental health web guide which can point you to expert advice.

Compassionate Mind. Any thoughts?

(6 Posts)
orangeandemons Wed 12-Jun-13 14:37:33

Another poster suggested this to me, and I looked into it and really liked it. Does anyone know anything about it, especially the science behind it.

I did one excercises about building up a compassionate friend and it had to be done with a smile. I found it really good, and felt much better and more confident about ,y's elf straight away.

What does anyone else have to say?

ColouringInQueen Wed 12-Jun-13 14:41:47

Hi oranges I haven't read it in afraid - but am interested too after hearing about it on another thread. Also I believe that it worked for people who didn't respond to cbt which is interesting as I too have a very negative self critical internal voice.

Hoping theres a reader or two out there!

orangeandemons Wed 12-Jun-13 14:46:08

I didn't respond to cbt either. 3 failed attempts. But this made me feel better straight away. I am hideously self critical, but this made me feel much much better towards myself.

ColouringInQueen Wed 12-Jun-13 14:58:16

It sounds great that it had such a positive effect smile if it works for you I'd keep reading.

holmessweetholmes Fri 12-Jul-13 07:48:28

A bit late to this thread - but I'm about 2/3 of the way through the book now and I think it's amazing. I'm horribly self-critical too, and found the way the book absolved me of blame for my mind-set absolutely liberating. Looking forward to doing some of the exercises.

awaywego1 Wed 17-Jul-13 08:36:29

I love compassionate letter writing-there's some good instructions if you google it smile

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now