"I don't trust myself and I always worry about what others think of me"...
Sound familiar? With astounding clarity, Chapman identifies "othering" as women's internalized gender conditioning, which creates disempowering beliefs that cause them to doubt their own worth and lose themselves in relationships. Based on decades of study, this warm and practical book is an intimate journey exploring mindfulness as a powerful practice aimed at transforming these patterns.
Chapman encourages compassionate insight, connection with authentic self, and respect for inner authority. The ultimate destination is unshakeable confidence: the deep, stable, inner trust to handle whatever is happening in life-from the awful and unbearable to the outrageously amazing and wonderful.
The book is beautifully designed to follow Chapman's popular nine-week meditation class that trains the mind, heart, and body. It builds on "Ownwork" practices the reader can use in formal meditation sits, or informally, in daily moments like sitting in the car or waiting in line. Each chapter includes easy-to-follow Check-Ins and Practice sections leading the reader toward gentle yet unflinching connection with one's own direct experience.
UNSHAKEABLE CONFIDENCE is a book for every woman
- it's about giving yourself loving kindness.
- it's about gaining self-confidence through
- it's about finding steadfast, unshakeable, authentic, lasting change through practice.
- it's about anchoring yourself in the midst of gender-conditioned 'shoulds'.
- it's about Mare being right there with you, cheering you on every step of the way
"Mare Chapman has given us a wonderful resource for transforming suffering. Unshakeable Confidence lovingly reveals painful ways women tend to hold themselves, then outlines deeply empowering alternatives by providing mindfulness-based tools to bring them to life. Highly recommended for any woman who feels stuck with insecurity."- Sharon Salzbergauthor of 'Lovingkindness' and 'Real Happiness'
"Unshakeable Confidence illuminates the cultural conditioning that adversely affects nearly all women-in body, mind, and spirit. Its reframing of codependence, learned helplessness, and relationship addiction as "othering" is groundbreaking. And, most importantly, it gives all of us precise instructions for how to come back home to our essential, healthy, confident selves. Every woman needs to know and practice what's in these pages."-Christiane Northrup, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Goddesses Never Age, Wisdom of Menopause, and Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
"Unshakeable Confidence clearly and directly shines the light of mindfulness on our cultural conditioning as women. With kind expertise, Mare Chapman teaches mindfulness with an eye toward gender equity, guiding the reader toward more ease, empowerment and freedom. This special book is so needed for women, especially at this time "- Tara Brachauthor of 'Radical Acceptance' and 'True Refuge'
"Every so often a book comes along that has the potential to change your life. In her groundbreaking book Unshakeable Confidence, Mare Chapman offers a unique and loving vision of how women can reconnect to the luminous depths of our true selves. Drawing on years of experience as a mindfulness teacher, Unshakeable Confidence reflects the author's profound understanding of the roots of women's suffering and provides a wise and practical guide to rediscovering self-love. A pure gem of a book "- Dale M. Kushner author of 'The Conditions of Love'
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- ISBN-13: 9781537553412
- ISBN-10: 1537553410
- Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Publish Date: January 2017
- Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.15 pounds
- Page Count: 390