Self-Compassion Step by Step

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Thank you for your wonderful feedback regarding our new audio learning course with Dr. Kristin Neff on the liberating power of kindness and self-care, entitled Self-Compassion Step by Step: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself.

Why does it feel so natural to be compassionate and kind to those we care about –yet so hard to treat ourselves the same way? “Our culture teaches us to use self-criticism for motivation and to build self-esteem by constantly measuring ourselves against everyone else,” says Kristin. “We need to re-learn the essential skill of being genuinely nurturing and supportive toward ourselves.” In Self-Compassion Step by Step, Kristin reveals the clinically proven power of self-kindness, with practical training for cultivating an enduring and unshakable sense of your fundamental human worthiness.

Over the past decade, an overwhelming body of research has shown self-compassion to be a master key to good psychological and physical health. Whether you wish to reduce stress, develop healthy habits for exercise or diet, unlock your creativity, or even deal with serious conditions such as depression or addiction, a strong sense of self-compassion is an essential ingredient for success. Best of all, self-compassion is a skill that can be learned. Through six sessions of teaching, Kristin offers guided meditations, experiential practices, and on-the-spot techniques to help you build a strong foundation of self-compassion in your daily life.

Tami also recently interviewed Kristin as part of our Insights at the Edge series, which you can listen to here. In their discussion, they speak about three pillars of self-compassion, “self-compassion breaks,” and the importance of recognizing our common humanity during difficulties that feel unique and isolating.

Finally, included below is Kristin’s session for The Self-Acceptance Project, where she and Tami discuss in more detail the power of self-compassion and self-kindness.




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