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In the The Need to Please: Mindfulness Skills too Gain Freedom from People Pleasing & Approval Seeking Micki Fine provides compassionate, mindfulness-based techniques to help you address and gain freedom from the fears that lie at the root of chronic people people pleasing: fears of being unloved, unworthy, or abandoned. You'll also learn the difference between generosity and unhealthy self-sacrificing, and gain a renewed sense of personal identity and meaning for your life.
"The Need to Please is an important book. It reveals the pain of leaving yourself and looking for love in all the wrong places. You will discover, that all you've been longing for is within you - that it was never outside of you. May this wise book . . . guide you into your heart."
Bob Stahl, Ph.D. co-author of “A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook”, “Living With Your Heart Wide Open” and “Calming the Rush of Panic”
"Our deepest disappointment is not living true to ourselves . . . Micki Fine shines a clear light on our habits of seeking approval, and offers meditations that free us to live from our own natural compassion and intelligence."
Tara Brach, Ph.D., Author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge
"This impressive book . . . written with kindness and sensitivity . . . provides an experientially grounded road map for recovering elements of true worth and inner strength that can inform a more authentic approach to interpersonal encounters.”
Zindel V. Segal, author of The Mindful Way Through Depression, Professor of Psychology, University of Toronto