Emotional Support and Stress Management in Pregnancy and Beyond
The journey through the various stages of pregnancy, including conception, the nine months of growing your baby, labour, birth and postpartum, is often filled with unexpected emotions, physical changes and expectations. There is also evidence that a mother’s stress can have an impact on the baby in the womb and beyond, not to mention the toll that stress can take on mum herself.
Then, once the baby arrives, even though it is expected that your life will different, it can be a bit of a shock at how dramatically things can change, with new demands on you, both physically and mentally, arising. And as the child grows and develops, challenges continue to surface, seemingly different ones every week, which means that stress can build up and make it seem difficult to cope. No matter what age your child is, if those challenges and the emotions that accompany them aren’t addressed, it is all too easy to get stuck in the stress loop.
While there is a lot of practical advice out there, there are very few places where women can obtain sufficient mental and emotional support at such times in their lives. As a holistic therapist and a mother who has just recently welcomed a new life into the world, I understand the complexities between mind, body and baby and I am passionate about supporting women throughout their journey of becoming and being a mother.
Through the use of Mindfulness, Neuroscience, NLP, and Coaching, I have created a programme entitled Joyful Mums which includes a number of tools to help develop more positive emotional habits. Paired with optional individual support, the programme is designed to support and empower all women, regardless of the stage of motherhood they might be at.
The five week Joyful Mums course will cover how to manage and regulate emotions by rewiring the brain towards joy, greater personal connections (to the self and others), authenticity and deep peace.
Week 1. What is joy? What is stress? How does stress affect us at a mental, emotional and physiological level? The complexities of the emotional brain and what we can learn from neuroscience. Introduction to the 5 tools and the daily meditation.
Week 2. Identify and change. Creating a connection to yourself. Finding your inner sanctuary. Identifying your feelings and finding the core beliefs behind them in order to change thoughts, feelings and actions. Group practise.
Week 3. Explore and balance. Experiencing with mindfulness. Allowing, accepting and balancing emotions. Sharing joy. Group practise.
Week 4. Cultivating positivity. Practising authenticity through effective communication. The power of gratitude. Acknowledging positive thoughts and feelings. Group practise.
Week 5. Building and strengthening the joy circuits of your brain. The power of compassion, hope and love. Harnessing your feel good chemicals. Group practise.
Individual coaching session – (optional) one, 1 hour Skype session available for 50% off the normal cost
By the end of the 5 weeks, you will have tools that you can use for life to move through stress towards joy more easily. You can also teach the tools to your child/children to help them to become more emotionally intelligent, independent, relaxed and resilient.
The Beta course will run for 1.5 hours on Saturday afternoons between 11:30-13:00, beginning on July 1st 2017 and ending on the 29th July. The overall cost will be £50 (normally £150) and the group will be limited to 6 participants maximum. The course includes a comprehensive workbook and two guided meditation recordings.
To sign up, please click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/joyful-mums-stress-management-course-tickets-34716565181
Or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.