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What Really Helps: Using Mindfulness and Compassionate Presence to Help, Support, and Encourage Others [Kindle Edition]

Karen Kissel Wegela , David Richo

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Most of us, at one time or another, would like to help a friend, family member, or acquaintance through a challenging time. But do we really know how to give meaningful support and guidance? And why do our best efforts at helping others often come up short? Here is a practical guide that will be of special interest to helping professionals—and anyone who wants to make a positive difference in the lives of people they care about.


To be truly helpful to others, Karen Wegela explains, we must begin by focusing on ourselves. We must develop greater awareness, steadiness of mind, fearlessness, and self-compassion. Only then we can extend these qualities to the people we’d like to help. Drawing on her experiences as a psychotherapist and on her longtime study of Buddhist meditation, Wegela emphasizes the benefits of mindfulness, or learning to become fully present in our moment-to-moment experience. Through mindfulness we develop a fearless, compassionate presence in our daily lives—and we become better listeners, take wiser actions, and give more valuable, effective guidance to the people we’d like to help.



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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 325 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications; Rep Rev edition (5 Jan. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EYGHMYS
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #944,067 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars  3 reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy, fun read 7 May 2014
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The writing seems a bit haphazard, but the mindfulness exercises and techniques have been immensely helpful on a personal and interpersonal level.
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written and practical 2 Feb. 2014
By Andres - Published on Amazon.com
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This book goes into simple ways for helping people in difficult situations. It is very useful for anyone in counseling work.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 27 Sept. 2013
By G.Estrada - Published on Amazon.com
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Great Book, I had to buy it for a college course and it has been a great source for class.
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