Psychologist, Author, Teacher of Mindfulness and Compassion

Interviews Featuring Dr. Susan Pollak


Making Fun of Your Inner Critic
In these uncertain times our lives have become much quieter, but people tell me that their inner critics are blaring at full volume on loudspeaker. "As if things aren't hard enough, the critical voices in...
How to Meditate if You're Going Through Trauma
For those experiencing trauma, it's often best *not* to focus on the breath. Here are some alternatives for meditation techniques that are safe and grounding for those who have been traumatized...
Parents feel burnout just like other workers
As a former nurse, Erin Werley was used to 12-hour shifts sometimes stretching into 15, constantly being on her feet and feeling high levels of stress. But nothing prepared her for the demands of motherhood...
Q & A with the Author, Dr. Susan Pollak
Author of Self-Compassion for Parents: Nurture Your Child by Caring for Yourself
"I yelled at the kids again—and feel so ashamed." "I barely have time to shower, let alone exercise; no wonder I’m so out of shape."...
Self-Compassion for Parents: Nurture Your Child by Caring for Yourself
On a tough day, raising children can feel like one of the most difficult, seemingly thankless roles a person can have. The stakes are high, and the hours are rough. There is no formal training, and it isn’t...