Thrive! Mindful mothers group
Thrive is an established group for mothers with babies up to 6 months of age. It is a 9 week reflective discussion and mindfulness practice group, a confidential and open sharing space.
This course is about YOU and for you. Together we will cultivate resilience, learn communication, consent skills and mindfulness tools that will make a positive difference to your daily life.
Benefits of mindfulness in the early months of parenting are:
significantly increases one’s ability to cope with stress, regulate emotions, and attune to others (Shapiro and Carlson 2009)
increased resilience, self-esteem, compassion, and overall well-being (Astin 1997; Feldman et al. 2007; Kabat-Zinn et al. 1985; Shapiro et al. 1998, 2005, 2007).
From: Attachment Theory and Mindfulness
Snyder et al, Journal of Child and Family Studies volume 21, 709–717(2012)
CONNECT with others and co-create this intimate container with us. Give yourself the support you deserve as a new mum as we integrate and make meaning out of the very personal and yet universal experience of becoming a mother.
- Parenting in todays world / intention
- A new identity / impermanence
- Cultivating and expressing love / self compassion
- Challenging relationships / integrity
- Creative parenting / mindfulness
- Contentment / letting go
- Pleasure and sensuality / joy of being
- Family rituals and community building / interconnectedness
- Birth stories / non judgement
WHAT YOU RECEIVE:
-Weekly audio meditations
-Weekly email content with bonus materials
-Practical communication tools
-Tools to practice giving and receiving
Jo Watson - midwife, certified sexoogical bodyworker, birth, sexuality and consent educator, certified mindfulness teacher (MBCP) - both long time mindfulness practitioners, our teachers include James Baraz, Nancy Bardacke (Mindful Birthing), Jon Kabat- Zinn. If you would like to meet me before you book in.. contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a 15 minute zoom call. Sue Power co-facilitates counsellor, midwife and birth educator email@example.com
10 participants - we keep the group small so everyone has space to share.
- Jotara Watson