Our minds have developed in a way that makes them highly sensitive to perceived threats. This fast-acting system can trigger anxiety, depression and aggression. This is an incredibly difficult and stressful way to exist. Psychologist Paul Gilbert uses groundbreaking research to illustrate how developing kindness and compassion for others can calm our ‘threat’ systems, help us learn to soothe ourselves and increase feelings of contentment and wellbeing. Gilbert guides readers through basic mind training exercises that can bring great benefit to our lives.
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