January 21, 2021
Be Kind to Yourself: The Power of Self-Compassion
About The Episode
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 today’s episode, Pardis Khosravi, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist at CHC, shares three key steps toward self-compassion.
Pardis Khosravi, PsyD
Licensed Psychologist at CHC
Dr. Khosravi has received training in multiple evidence-based therapies and frequently integrates interventions and approaches from various modalities to best serve the unique needs of individual clients. She also believes that the most important piece of psychological assessment is individualized recommendations and concrete, actionable steps that clearly delineate a path forward for the client and family.
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. Today’s guest, 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.
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Germer, C. K. (2009). The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing yourself from destructive thoughts and emotions. New York: Guilford Press.