Awakening Self-Compassion Cards
52 Practices for Self-Care, Healing, and Growth
by Ann Saffi Biasetti
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Pub Date 14 Dec 2021 | Archive Date 14 Dec 2021
Shambhala Publications, Inc., Shambhala
The Awakening Self-Compassion Cards offer a clear and actionable program of self-compassion, mindfulness, and embodiment practices that will resonate with anyone who wants to cultivate more confidence and agency in their life. Transpersonal psychologist and licensed clinical social worker Ann Saffi Biasetti has crafted each card to offer a new slogan to help you understand an embodied sense, work with it, and follow the guided questions and mantras you need to further unpack and tailor the slogan to your unique needs. Some of the slogans you will be working with include: "Staying Present Is Compassionate Progress," "Becoming a Friend to Yourself," "Re-Framing a Tough Moment," and "Permission Over Perfection." This easy-to-use card deck will help you retrain yourself to act with self-compassion, unlearn destructive habits, and ultimately set you on the path to staying grounded in the face of fear, uncertainty, and self-doubt.
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I really enjoyed this card deck. Due to the format, I am not planning to purchase a set for my library, but I do plan to recommend it to others and will also likely buy it as a gift for someone that I know. I really liked the way that there is information, as well as exercises on the backs of cards to try to implement. I have previously done a lot of reading on the topic, and so while I feel it provides some good background information, it also included nuggets written in a way that was fresh and refreshing to me.
These cards are fantastic. I feel confident that anyone who used even one of the 52 cards from the deck will be able to awaken self compassion. Both sides of the cards will be helpful to users. I love the idea of carrying around a card for a week as a regular reminder of the message. Highly recommend!
Ann Saffi Biasetti is a transpersonal psychologist and licensed clinical social worker. The Awakening Self-Compassion Cards encourage active participation in a journey towards self-compassion, mindfulness, and confidence.
There are 52 cards in this deck. While there are many ways to use this deck, Biasetti encourages users to work with one card at a time. Stay with your card for one week, or until you’re ready to move on to the next. Ultimately, do what works for you!
These cards are thoughtfully written. Each one encourages you to connect with your mind, body, and spirit. There are gentle reminders and positive affirmations to help you along the way. I especially love the “How Human of Me” card. I highly recommend this deck for everyone. We could all benefit from self-compassion and be served gentle reminders in our fast paced society. Thank you to NetGalley and Shambhala Publications for this eARC in exchange for my honest review.
This is a lovely collection of meditations and exercises for developing self-compassion. The exercises cover a variety of modes, from mental work to physical activities. All encourage growth and self-knowledge with an overarching theme of being kind and accepting toward oneself.
There are 52 cards, so they can be worked through as a weekly exercise or shared across a group. The design style is calm and simple, allowing the focus to remain on the content of the cards rather than their appearance. There is no one who couldn't benefit from spending some time on these ideas and this would make a lovely gift as well.
Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!
These cards are great! My therapist and I have been working on self compassion a lot lately, and the addition of these cards has really helped progress things. As someone who has struggled with self compassion, I’ve found the guidance and practices provided are really helpful. I like that they provide tips on different areas where we need to practice self compassion, as well (i.e. being kind to your inner critic or permission over perfectionism). Definitely going to be recommending this to my therapist to read through and use with her other clients.
Welcoming and soothing. I suffer with anxiety and self doubt. This book has helpful practices to ease these issues. You can either work your way through the book or you can find the section that is your issue. I felt so peaceful after doing a few of these practices.
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