'A book full of wisdom that will be a wonderful resource for a whole generation.' Mark Williams, author of Mindfulness This important book explores how the way our minds evolved can cause us to have difficult emotions and explains how to respond wisely and compassionately to them and to the stresses of our everyday lives. Research shows that the ability to develop mindful compassion towards oneself and others has a profound impact on our minds, health and happiness, and on those around us. Paul Gilbert OBE is a clinical psychologist, the author of the internationally bestselling books The Compassionate Mind and Overcoming Depression, and a pioneer in the field of Compassion Focused Therapy.Choden is a former Buddhist monk and now teaches mindfulness and compassion programmes internationally.
Professor Paul Gilbert is the author of the bestselling Overcoming Depression and was previously Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby and Head of Specialty, Adult Mental Health for the Southern Derbyshire Mental Health Trust. He is currently based at the Mental Health Research Unit, Kingsway Hospital, Derby.