WHAT IS THIS?!
Motherhood – it’s hard work, right? We spend most of our time worrying about everyone else, and forget to look after ourselves. It can leave us both physically and emotionally drained. Ever wish you could find ways to “top up” your emotional health? Well then you’ve come to the right place….
For the first run of these workshops, I will be offering three sessions in September which focus on ways to improve and protect mothers’ emotional wellbeing and increase psychological resilience in the postnatal period.
WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE
The groups will be run by me, Chloe, a Perinatal Clinical Psychologist. The content will be based on a mixture of Positive Psychology, Compassionate Mind training and Mindfulness and will focus on developing emotional wellbeing and resilience. Although I will be particularly focusing on the postnatal period (usually defined as the first year after childbirth) the content will be applicable to any women with young children. The sessions will involve education, discussion, and practical exercises.
WHAT IS THE GROUP NOT?
It’s not “group therapy” – there will be no pressure to share/discuss personal information if you don’t want to. It’s completely up to you how much you want to share! But of course, it will be lovely if you want to actively participate and we will be completing exercises together.
A series of three workshops:
- Saturday 8th September – 10:30am-11:45am
- Saturday 15th September – 10:30am-11:45am
- Saturday 29th September – 10:30am-11:45am
Each session will cover information and tips on building emotional resilience and wellbeing, with slightly different content and exercises in each. The sessions are designed to build on each other, so new information and skills can be expanded on and consolidated. As the sessions are designed to work together, you would need to be able to attend all three dates.
As a special introductory rate, I will be offering all three sessions (3 hours and 45 minutes of content) for £30.
CAN I BRING MY CHILDREN?
You are welcome to bring children who are not yet crawling/walking (mobile babies can make it very hard for you to concentrate, and I really hope you’ll use it as a space for your own self-development!). If you feel that you would get more out of the session by leaving baby at home, then that’s fine too!