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Self-Compassion Step by Step

The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
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A six-hour course on transforming self-criticism into genuine compassion towards ourselves.
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A Six-Session Audio Training Program for Transforming Your Relationship with 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 Dr. Kristin Neff. "We need to re-learn the essential skill of being genuinely nurturing and supportive toward ourselves."

    With Self-Compassion Step by Step, this groundbreaking researcher reveals the clinically proven power of self-kindness, with practical training for cultivating an enduring and unshakable sense of your fundamental human worthiness.

    Self-Compassion: The Mainstay of Happiness and Well-Being

    Over the past decade, an overwhelming body of research has shown self-compassion to be a master key to good psychological and physical health. In fact, a recent finding in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy shows that this audio program, specifically, improves not only self-compassion but also anxiety relief. 

    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, Dr. Neff offers guided meditations, experiential practices, and on-the-spot techniques to help you build a strong foundation of self-compassion in your daily life.

    "We often become our own worst critic because we believe it's necessary to keep ourselves motivated," says Dr. Neff, "but in fact the research shows that healthy self-compassion increases our inner drive, our resilience to setbacks, and our ability to excel at work and in every aspect of life."

    With Self-Compassion Step by Step, she presents a powerful training program that is both accessible and profoundly transformative, a practical approach for creating a life of greater happiness, fulfillment, and love.

    Highlights:

    • Self-kindnesshow actively comforting ourselves activates our physiological systems designed for soothing and safety
    • Common humanityrecognizing the imperfect nature of the shared human experience
    • Mindfulnessmeeting our moments of suffering with balanced awareness rather than ignoring or exaggerating our pain
    • Why we resist self-compassion, debunking the common myths
    • The clinically-proven benefits of self-compassion in numerous aspects of life
    • Self-esteem vs. self-compassion: crucial differences in how they affect us
    • The natural progression of self-compassion practice
    • Guided techniques that use visualization, touch, language, and awareness to evoke states of self-compassion, and much more
    Format Details
    Audio CD
    Contents Digital Audio (6 hours, 34 minutes) 6 CDs (6 hours, 34 minutes)
    Dimensions 5 x 5 inches
    Product Code AF03089W AF03089D
    ISBN Number 978-1-60407-989-0 978-1-60407-971-5
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    Kristin Neff

    About Kristin Neff

    Kristin Neff, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion more than twenty years ago. She has been recognized as one of the most influential researchers in psychology worldwide. Kristin runs the Self-Compassion Community, an online learning platform where people can learn the skill of self-compassion with the help of others. She is author of the bestselling books Self-Compassion and Fierce Self-Compassion. Along with her colleague Chris Germer, she developed the empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion program and co-founded the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. They co-wrote the best-selling “The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook” and have a new book called “Mindful Self-Compassion for Burnout” coming out in Fall 2024

    For more info go to self-compassion.org.

    Author photo © Justin Leitner

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    Reviewed by Judith S A.
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    Take the time to learn self compassion so you can be compassionate for others

    Good, difficult class. One looks at ways to give yourself compassion, and inevitably do something to demonstrate why one doesn't deserve it, and get past it to see that yes, self-compassion is ok! It is not self-centeredness or self-pity. Do it, learn and be compassionate. It will help with the end of the world.

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    Reviewed by CYNTHIA L.
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    Self-Compassion

    This is a wonderful entry into the practice of self-compassion. I enjoy the meditations. It's practical, useful, and gentle.

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    Reviewed by Bonnie M.
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    A bow of gratitude

    I have already recommended this product to someone in the Yukon and I believe they are waiting for this course to be offered again.

    I have been a meditation practitioner for 25 years and this course has already supported the access to an inner warmth that aligns magnificently with a traditional practice.

    So much Thanks!

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    Reviewed by Iain
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    Review for Self-Compassion Step by Step

    I'm about half-way through and have found the programme to be really insightful and supportive so far. I especially enjoy the emphasis on the actual practice of self-compassion and mindfulness, alongside the discussion pieces on why we struggle and the evidence base underpinning it all. I would be surprised if even the most self-compassionate of people didn't take something from taking the time to listen to this. Well worth it!

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    Reviewed by GAIL
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    Highly recommend this to others.

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