113. Self-Compassion for Parents with Susan Pollak

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 that 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:

Susan PollakDr. 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.



Thank you for joining us on this episode of Psychologists Off The Clock. We appreciate your feedback. Please take a moment to leave a quick rating and review of the show on Apple Podcasts. It helps us spread the word to more folks like you!

Subscribe for free where you listen to podcasts!

Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Deezer, iHeartRadio

Join the discussion

Instagram feed @offtheclockpsych

Instagram has returned empty data. Please authorize your Instagram account in the plugin settings .


Episode 113