Free postnatal workshop - making the most of motherhood
This workshop is designed to meet the needs of new mums. It aims to help you understand your mood and anxieties concerning this new phase of your life, to understand how evolution influences your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
It aims to provide education into evolutionary and adaptive responses; to overcome fears worries and concerns about birth and life with a baby; and to overcome self-criticism, guilt and shame.
You will acquire skills in managing and identifying thoughts, feelings and behaviours in helpful ways. Identifying unhelpful thinking styles, behaviour modification, peer support and normalisation, improve problem-solving and decision-making in relation to motherhood.
You will acquire skills in relaxation (affirmations, visualisation, breathing, soft touch massage) and develop an understanding of and promote self-compassion in relation to motherhood and parenting.
If you are finding it difficult to prepare for or adjust to the transition of motherhood with increased pressures and demands with reduced resources to cope, feeling scared, sad or unhappy, guilty or are overly critical, this course will be of benefit to you. Motherhood is not always an easy or joyful experience, it can be hard, tiring and challenging, evoking difficult emotions and inducing a sense of isolation.
Don’t suffer in silence or alone.
Workshop booklet and free refreshments will be provided. Children 12 months and under welcome.
About the host
We wish to provide a service to mothers, fathers, and family members alike, of anyone experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties during pregnancy or after birth (the perinatal phase).