Books & Resources
The Gifts of Compassion: How to understand and overcome suffering
“In this beautifully written book, esteemed clinical psychologist and therapist Stan Steindl takes us on a personal journey into the ups and downs of what it is to be human and reveals both the challenges and the joys of building one’s compassionate mind.”
— Professor Paul Gilbert OBE, Founder of Compassion Focused Therapy and bestselling author
But did you know that a lot of that suffering comes from within? Rumination and self-criticism are uniquely human thought processes, developed over hundreds of thousands of years. Our brains evolved into an impressive and complex organ that helped us to survive a primitive world, and yet today may yell at us with harsh and hostile criticism, sometimes even over the smallest thing!
In fact, critical self-talk is very common. And it flies just under the radar of our conscious mind — condemning and undermining us with its inner voice. This book will show you how to do better — to turn anguish into delight through the use of our Compassionate Self.
Through a clear series of steps and practices, noted clinical psychologist Dr Stan Steindl explains how compassion evolved as a vital part of our nature and thought, and the way we look after one another, and even ourselves. He then shows how to use our compassion as a key to a healthier mental life.
Gifts of Compassion Personal Practice Workbook
This workbook is designed to accompany The Gifts of Compassion: How to understand and overcome suffering. Following the same chapter structure as the book, it presents a series of exercises and activities designed to deepen your understanding and practice of compassion for others, receiving compassion from others, and offering compassion to yourself and your own challenges and struggles.
Compassion in a T-shirt- The first 35 scripts
By Clinical Psychologist Dr Stan Steindl
Includes Topics such as:
✦ Fears, Blocks and Resistances to Compassion
✦ Suffering, Compassion, and Getting Started
✦ Let’s Talk about Self-Compassion!
✦ Opening Up! To Receiving Compassion
Compassion in a T-Shirt is Dr Stan Steindl’s YouTube channel, where he discusses a whole host of topics and ideas related to compassion and self-compassion, as well as compassion focused therapy, an approach to psychological therapy developed by Professor Paul Gilbert and designed to help people cultivate their compassionate mind to assist with life’s difficulties.
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The Compassion Initiative Podcast
This Podcast series features Dr Stan Steindl and Dr James Kirby, both Clinical Psychologists. Stan and James are the co-founders of The Compassion Initiative. The podcast series is a relaxed informal ongoing conversation between Stan and James about issues related to compassion.