Give Yourself a Break: Turning Your Inner Critic into a Compassionate Friend - eBook
Give Yourself a Break: Turning Your Inner Critic into a Compassionate Friend - eBook  -     By: Kim Fredrickson
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Revell
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 9781441223364
ISBN-13: 9781441223364

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Many people are used to showing compassion to others. What many of us have trouble with is showing that same compassion to ourselves. Too often we say things to ourselves that we would never say to a friend. All this negative self-talk can have a devastating effect on our lives.

Licensed marriage and family therapist Kim Fredrickson wants readers to stop beating themselves up. Grounding her advice in the Bible, she offers practical steps, specific exercises, and compassionate words to say in order to build a loving relationship with ourselves. Through inspiring stories of transformation, she helps us learn to show ourselves the kind of grace and understanding we offer to others--and to change our relationships, our outlook on life, and our view of ourselves in the process.

Author Bio

Kim Fredrickson has been a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified Christian life coach for more than twenty-five years. An adjunct professor, speaker, and author, she loves helping people become equipped spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually with practical skills to live more effective and fulfilling lives. Her website offers visitors helpful articles, encouraging recordings, and additional resources. She has been married to her husband, Dave, for thirty-seven years and they have two grown children. Fredrickson lives in Northern California. Learn more and read her blog at www.kimfredrickson.com.

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  1. karen B, Nirth Carolina
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Finally, a solo self-help group
    March 16, 2018
    karen B, Nirth Carolina
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I purchased this book as a clearance read because the title seemed inviting. Why yes, I would love to give myself a break. I was not expecting such an engaging and insightful read. This book gives a logical approach to self-talk and makes it seem a lot less silly. Fredrickson prepares her readers for self-assessment, which I really appreciate. She reminds us not to shame, but to mend, ourselves as we read. She uses a gentile and completely open hand to discuss where our feelings come from, why they are valid, and how to find the best way for us to meet our own needs.

    I appreciate that Fredrickson doesnt choose to simply tell us to "just pray on it." If youre in a Christian book aisle, you've probably heard plenty of that advice already. She writes as though she already knows we pray on it. IMO, her use of scripture and biblical words are casual and fluid, like a friend from your bible study group. It's obvious that she reads her bible and prays. Sometimes psychological Christian books seem to throw verses and paribles throughout the text as a way to prove their worthiness to be called a Christian read. Fredrickson's approach to sharing her faith is sincere and well-fitted. It doesn't count as devotional time, but as a Christ-minded conversation between friends.

    This book would pair very well with a journal. There are a lot of opportunities to jot down personal notes and internally speak about what is being read. There are inventory lists and self-assessments that a reader may want to store, share, and/or tape to the bedside wall (No shame. It helps to see it). It's like attending a self-help group by yourself. This is one of the very rare books I would like to keep on my shelf. There are just so many little goodies that I expect to recall and re-remember.
  2. VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Its Time To Treat Yourself With Compassion
    July 9, 2015
    VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Kim Fredrickson in her new book, Give Yourself A Break published by Revell gives us Turning Your Inner Critic into a Compassionate Friend.

    From the Back Cover: Its time to start treating yourself the way you treat others

    As children were taught to treat others the way we would like to be treated. But as adults, we often need to turn that old maxim around. Were good at showing compassion to other peoplebut many of us have trouble showing that same compassion to ourselves. We say things to ourselves we would never say to a friend. And all this negative self-talk can have a devastating effect on our lives and relationships.

    Licensed marriage and family therapist Kim Fredrickson wants you to stop beating yourself up. Grounding her advice in Scripture, she offers practical steps, specific exercises, and compassionate words to say in order to build a loving relationship with yourself. Through inspiring stories of transformation, shell help you learn to show yourself the kind of grace and understanding you offer to othersand to change your relationships, your outlook on life, and your view of yourself in the process.

    The Dictionary defines Compassion as: sympathetic consciousness of others distress together with a desire to alleviate it. When we see someone suffering we want to help to stop whatever is causing them to suffer. We do not seem to have that same consideration for ourselves. Ms. Fredrickson understands that we are hard on ourselves when we fail, make mistakes, make poor decisions or could not foresee the future. If you are nodding your head right now then perhaps you might be doing this as well. It is time for self-compassion, interacting kindly with yourself with both truth and grace. If we have self-compassion it will help all of our relationships. Ms. Fredrickson gives us ten chapters to help us deal with our lack and build our necessary Self-Care with Practical Tools To Build A Compassionate Relationship With Yourself. If you want to have a better relationship with yourself and then with both God and others then this is the book for you. It would also be a great gift for friends and family so that they be helped as well.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
  3. Mercy
    Age: 18-24
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Self-compassion?
    July 9, 2015
    Mercy
    Age: 18-24
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    I found this book deeply insightful into my own life and the lives of others. I found the term "self-compassion" strange at first, sounding even somewhat wrong. However, when we treat ourselves properly (without narcissism nor self-contempt), this positively impacts our relationships with others as well. I found this true in my own life. I believe this book. I would recommend this book; it will get you thinking.

    I received this review copy from Revell.
  4. Jen Pen
    Midwest
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Extend yourself some compassion...
    July 7, 2015
    Jen Pen
    Midwest
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    SUMMARY:

    As our own worst critic (especially women), it is easy to share compassion with others yet not with ourselves. In her new book, Give Yourself A Break, author Kim Fredrickson offers encouragement to silence that inner critic put in place by ourselves, as well as others. Acting as a positive life-coach with a beneficial message, she explains, supports and emphasizes the need for self-compassion, just as extended to us by God.

    A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:

    Women of all ages, professions and locations tend to shoulder a lot of disappointment, guilt, pain and unhappiness, often unnecessarily. Easier said than done though, women must learn to offer compassion to themselves just as they do to others. I appreciated (and probably needed to hear) the message contained in the book albeit not easy. Supported with scripture, personal stories, reassurance and strength, this book was a quick read with a strong message. Perfect as a Bible Study or ministry, this book is definitely a womens advocate.

    RATING:

    4.5 (out of 5) pennies

    *I received a complimentary copy of Give Yourself a Break from Revell Publishing for my honest review*
  5. debs
    Maine
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Give yourself a break
    July 3, 2015
    debs
    Maine
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Everyone has an inner voice that makes you feel you are not good enough and you need to be perfect. It is that feeling that you are not doing enough or you just can't do anything right. This book makes you realize that you are just what GOD created you to be and you are not supposed to be perfect. It makes you realize that you are just the way HE wants you to be. Each chapter works on the issues and thoughts that women have in their lives everyday. Also included at the end of the chapters are questions for you to ponder and think about, allowing you to work on the issues that you need to change in your life.

    I would recommend this book to all aged women. It is a good book that reminds us that we are normal, not perfect, and that we are all created for GOD's purpose. The book provides scripture to back the issues in each chapter. You can pick and choose what you want to read. Allowing you to read from cover to cover or just pick what you want to read, it all depends on how you feel and want to work on.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through Revell. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising
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