Be Your Own Best Ally: Self-compassion as a Technique to Fend Off Stress and Burnout and Build Your Capacity to Keep on With the Caring
July 18, 2023, 8:00 PM ET
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For so many parents caring for children living with illness and medical complexity, the stress and burden of caregiving can be overwhelming. How can we build our ability to deal with the stressors when so many are outside of our control? Self-Compassion is one technique, with three components. It can help you get through survival mode with greater ease. Kendra Wilde, a parent and creator of Wild Peace for Parents and the A Little Easier podcast, talks about what research has shown about the power of self-compassion and suggest small actions you can incorporate into your day.
Kendra Wilde is the creator and curator of Wild Peace for Parents, a platform that offers self-care inspiration and other resources aimed at bolstering parent wellbeing. She uses illustration, podcasting, writing, and workshops to help parents fend off burnout and foster resilience, especially when their children face mental health and learning challenges. She recently launched A Little Easier, a 12-episode podcast series that brings together leading experts and real parents who share insights, personal stories, and practical tools to give caring adults a lift through difficult times.