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The Self-Acceptance Project

How to Be Kind and Compassionate Toward Yourself in Any Situation

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Even after years of spiritual practice, self-improvement, or therapy, many of us still have trouble with one essential challenge: self-acceptance. How do we stop from constantly judging ourselves as inadequate, finding fault with our bodies, or being plagued by our inner critics? The Self-Acceptance Project was created to help us find a solution. In this collection of essays, contemporary luminaries
in spirituality, psychology, and creativity offer insights and teachings for truly embracing who we are—no matter what our circumstances.

Why is it often so much easier to feel compassion and forgiveness toward others than toward ourselves? Where do our self-critical voices come from? Can we be motivated to grow and excel while still accepting ourselves as we are? In these 20 offerings, some of today's most trusted teachers share valuable practices and techniques for building confidence, transforming our relationships with our inner critics, and cultivating kindness and compassion toward ourselves on a consistent basis.

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Tara Brach (Contributor)

Tara Brach has been practicing and teaching meditation since 1975, as well as leading Buddhist meditation retreats at centers throughout North America. She is a clinical psychologist, the founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (...

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Karla McLaren (Contributor)

Empath Karla McLaren is an award-winning author, social science researcher, and pioneering educator whose empathic approach to emotions has taken her through the healing of her own childhood trauma, into a healing career, and now into the study of...

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Various Authors (Author)

Sounds True strives to preserve the essential "living wisdom" of each author, artist, or spiritual teacher we publish.

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Steven C. Hayes (Contributor)

Jay Earley, PhD is a psychologist, group leader, psychotherapist, teacher, and theorist. He is a specialist in IFS Therapy and the author of numerous books, including Self-Therapy. See personal-growth-programs.com.

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Tami Simon (Editor)

TAMI SIMON founded Sounds True in 1985 as a multimedia publishing house with a mission to disseminate spiritual wisdom. She has dedicated her life to transformational learning and accelerating spiritual awakening in the world. Tami hosts a popular...

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Jay Earley (Contributor)

Erin Olivo, PhD, is an assistant clinical professor of medical psychology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is the former director of the Columbia Integrative Medicine Program, which she headed in collaboration wit...

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Erin Olivo (Contributor)

Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. is a therapist and educator with over 25 years of experience working with couples and singles seeking intimate partners. A former professor at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, he holds a Ph.D. in P...

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Friedemann Schaub (Contributor)

Friedemann Schaub, MD, PhD, is a physician specializing in cardiology and molecular biologist who has helped thousands of people to overcome fear and anxiety with his breakthrough and empowerment program that combines his medical expertise with NL...

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Kelly McGonigal
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Sharon Salzberg
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Tara Brach
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Geneen Roth
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Jeff Foster
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Raphael Cushnir
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Kristin Neff
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Judith Blackstone
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Colin Tipping
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Bruce Tift
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Karla McLaren
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Various Authors
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Steven C. Hayes
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Mark Nepo
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Rick Hanson
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Harville Hendrix
Editor :
Tami Simon
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Jay Earley
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Erin Olivo
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Robert Augustus Masters
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Friedemann Schaub
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