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A Practical Guide to Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living: Living with Heart

A New Book by Frits Koster and Erik van den Brink, with Victoria Norton

A Practical Guide to Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living: Living with Heart is a step-by-step guide for those who wish to deepen their mindfulness skills with compassion for a healthier, happier life and more fulfilling relationships. It offers a clear structure as well as ample freedom to adjust to individual needs, starting with learning to be kind to oneself and then expanding this to learn how to be kind to others.
This guide consists of eight chapters that follow the eight sessions of the Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living program. To enhance the learning experience, this book features accessible transcripts and downloadable audio exercises, as well as worksheets to explore experiences during exercises. It also includes suggestions for deepening practice at the end of each session.
A Practical Guide to Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living explores the science of compassion in an easy-to-understand and comprehensive manner, one which will appeal to both trained professionals and clients, or anyone wishing to deepen their mindfulness practice with ‘heartfulness’.


Publisher: Routledge, 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1138228931
Available in Paperback, Hardback and E-Book Formats

Frits Koster and Erik van den Brink have been offering the MBCL teacher training through the IMA and its German affiliate, the Institut für Achtsamkeit, since 2012.