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Be Kind to Yourself: The Power of Self-Compassion

As a parent in a pandemic, you feel like you have to be superhuman or you’re not doing enough. The reality is that if you can be kinder to yourself, you will also be happier, more resilient and compassionate with others. In this episode, Pardis Khosravi, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist at CHC, shares three key steps toward self-compassion.

Mental health is one of the biggest issues our world is collectively facing, creating a “shadow pandemic” as widespread as the virus itself. While our resilience is undeniable, we are still so hard on ourselves about our shortcomings and filled with unrealistic expectations of what we should be able to achieve. If you feel like you are not good enough or “I should be doing more” is your daily mantra, then this episode is for you.  CHC Licensed Psychologist Pardis Khosravi, shares strategies for us to be more understanding and accepting of our own humanness, thus improving our ability to cope with adversity, make changes that lead to personal growth, and model self-compassion for our kids.

All Voices of Compassion podcast episodes are available on-demand to stream or download. Listen to Be Kind to Yourself: The Power of Self-Compassion online at podcasts.chconline.org. You can also subscribe to Voices of Compassion on Apple podcasts, Spotify and other podcast apps.

Voices of Compassion is a weekly podcast produced by Children’s Health Council (CHC) with insights, inspiration and creative conversations about mental health, education and family.

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