Written by the developers of MSC, this book is the most comprehensive resource on the program. Part I provides an up-to-date review of the theory and science of self-compassion. Part II describes the unique pedagogy of MSC as well as 6 domains of competence required to teach MSC effectively. Part III gives a detailed description of each session along with illuminating teaching vignettes. Part IV includes two chapters on integrating self-compassion into psychotherapy. Readers will still need to take a hands-on teacher training if they wish to teach MSC, but this book goes far to empower readers to integrate the principles and individual practices of MSC into their professional activities and daily lives.