Thrive for mothers BRUNSWICK EAST
Thrive for mothers... your urban village WELCOME to Thrive! And to our online community space on Instagram @thriveformothers Thrive is a mothers group with a difference.
This group is for you, and your experience of transition to matrescence. Whether this is your first child, or you are adding to your family with more children, congratulations and we welcome you! You are welcome you to attend with your babes in arms up to 6 months of age.
It is a 9 week reflective discussion and mindfulness practice group, a confidential and open sharing space. TOGETHER we will cultivate resilience, learn communication, consent skills and mindfulness tools that will make a positive difference to your daily life.
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.
Mindfulness practice has been proven to:
- increase one’s ability to cope with stress, regulate emotions, and attune to others (Shapiro and Carlson 2009)
- increase 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)
Discussion themes are:
- Parenting today - intention
- Identity - mindfulness
- Love - compassion
- Relating - integrity
- Creative parenting - mindfulness
- Contentment - letting go
- Sensuality - joy of being
- Family rituals - interconnectedness
- Birth stories - non judgement
Following the weekly group session you will receive:
-weekly audio meditations
-weekly email content with bonus materials
-practical communication tools
-tools to practice giving and receiving
-membership to your group’s private Whats App message group
YOUR FACILITATOR: Jo Watson - registered midwife, certified sexological bodyworker, counsellor.
GROUP SIZE: 10 participants
VENUE REQUIREMENTS: All venues require participants to show valid Covid-19 vaccination certificates. We are in the difficult position of needing to insist upon this as we are working with babies a vulnerable group within our community. This decision has been made in consultant with venue proprietors, government health advice and our duty of care as health care workers (both Sue and I are Registered Midwives).
- Jotara Watson