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Ep 73: Compassion Focused Therapy with Nira Shah

This week, Diana chats with Nira Shah about what compassion-focused therapy entails and how practicing mindfulness can cultivate self-compassion and better emotional regulation. They discuss the importance of examining one’s emotions, especially those that are uncomfortable, in order to tend to them. They also talk about the struggles with a harsh inner critic that many people undergo and how to begin to quiet that voice and/or rewrite its narrative.

Nira (she/her), LMHC/LPCC, is an individual and couples psychotherapist and yoga instructor, who uses cognitive and holistic approaches. Nira supports folks who are experiencing emotional distress and want to connect with life in a deeper way, to build resilience and fulfillment.

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Bridges Mental Health is a stigma-free hub for Asians, Pacific Islanders, and South Asian Americans (APISA) to discuss, navigate, and seek mental health care.

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