Parenting can be joyful, but, let’s be honest, it can also be a rough ride sometimes! We try to be good parents to our children and still discover we feel we are falling short. Author and clinical expert, Dr. Susan Pollak, joins Yael for a discussion about how self-compassion can help you journey through parenting more effectively, confidently, and happily.
Join the conversation to learn:
What self-compassion is and why it’s so useful in parenting
The core components of self-compassion
Several mindfulness exercises to build self-compassion (Try them while you are listening!)
Self-compassion practices that can be done in three minutes, even with eyes open and your kids in the room!
About Dr. Susan Pollak:
Dr. Susan Pollak is the President of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, a co-founder and teacher at the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion. She is also the author of Self-Compassion for Parents—Nurture Your Child by Caring For Yourself.
Guided meditations with accompanying handouts from Susan
A recent piece on A Mindful Exercise to Heal Old Wounds, by Susan Pollak
Welcome to Holland piece, by Emily Kingsley
Sitting Together, by Susan Pollak
Self-Compassion for Parents, by Susan Pollak, Thomas Pedulla, and Ronald Siegel
Susan’s Psychology Today Blog, The Art of Now
Diana’s interview on Self-Compassion with Dr. Christopher Germer
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