Voices of Compassion Podcast
Voices of Compassion Podcast

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.

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Guest Info

Pardis Khosravi

Pardis Khosravi, PsyD


Licensed Psychologist at CHC

Dr. Khosravi is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in conducting comprehensive psychological evaluations and providing evidence-based psychotherapy with adolescents and transitional aged youth. She graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley, with a BA in psychology. Dr. Khosravi attended the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium where she obtained her MS and PsyD in clinical psychology. During graduate school, she received extensive training in providing therapeutic and assessment services to adolescents and transitional aged youth with a wide variety of presenting concerns. She completed an APA-accredited internship at Travis County Juvenile Probation Department in Austin, Texas, where she continued her assessment training and continued to provide therapeutic services to adolescents involved with the juvenile justice system. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at San Diego Center for Children, where she furthered her assessment training in a residential treatment center for children and adolescents.

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.

Show Notes

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.

Visit Pardis Khosravi’s bio.

Resources mentioned in the show:

Self-Compassion Guided Meditations and Exercises

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Reading Recommendations

Germer, C. K. (2009). The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing yourself from destructive thoughts and emotions. New York: Guilford Press.

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