06 July 2015

Give Yourself a Break: Turning Your Inner Critic into a Compassionate Friend by Kim Fredrickson

About the Book
It's time to start treating yourself the way you treat others.

As children we're taught to treat others the way we would like to be treated. But as adults, we often need to turn that old maxim around. We're good at showing compassion to other people – but 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, she'll help you learn to show yourself the kind of grace and understanding you offer to others – and to change your relationships, your outlook on life, and your view of yourself in the process.

Give Yourself a Break: Turning Your Inner Critic into a Compassionate Friend by Kim Fredrickson offers important points about the topic of self-compassion. I know that it’s easier for me at least, when something goes wrong, to be harder on myself than I typically would be on others - and I am sure this is true of many other individuals as well. To work against this unhealthy way of thinking, Fredrickson gives many practical tips and tools to help anyone begin and keep employing self-compassion. Give Yourself a Break is a valuable and beneficial resource for positive self-care and I recommend it.

Thanks to Revell Reads, I received a copy of Give Yourself a Break and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

About the Author
Kim Fredrickson has been a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified Christian life coach for more than thirty 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. She has been married to her husband, Dave, for thirty-seven years and they have two grown children. Learn more at her website.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review my book. I'm so glad the information was helpful to you! Blessings, Kim Fredrickson