A Six-Session Training Course 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.