The Program: Launching in September 2016
The Conscious Mother can be you……..
Some people come to motherhood already having done a lot of “work” on themselves. They’ve read lots of self-help / personal development books spent time in therapy, attended personal growth workshops and retreats. Some have done it all! But motherhood is a new experience, which brings new learning and insight and sometimes even new perspective on old issues. For those who haven’t engaged in much self-development, motherhood provides the impetus to begin.
The funny thing is that motherhood is one of those life experiences that will force you to grow. It’s unavoidable. Children stretch us. They take us to places we have not known before and give us endless OFG’s (opportunities for growth). We often feel emotions we have never felt before and not only that, we often feel the widest range of feelings in the shortest moments! But this is all part of the ride…part of the journey. Now I’m not going to even pretend that you can be in complete control of this journey. You can’t. Not this one. But you CAN have a significant influence on where you go, how you get there, whether it was enjoyable or not and whether your kids want to actually spend time with you (or not) once they start driving their own cars – literally and metaphorically.
The bottom line is……Becoming a mother can be the most profound and satisfying growth experience you have……particularly if you mother consciously.
How to be a Conscious Mother…..
The Conscious Mother’s Program is a series of personal growth workshops (available online and face to face) for women at ALL stages of their motherhood journey whether they are experiencing difficulties or not.
My goal in creating this program is to help YOU be the mother you want to be and the mother that feels true for you, without all the baggage that we load ourselves up with…. You know… the “I’m not good enough”, “I’m not doing enough”, “that other mum is much better”, “why aren’t I doing that? I should be doing that”, “what is best for my child” and the best one….”oh my God my child is going to end up in therapy!” self-talk.
So, because we’re so talented at making life harder for ourselves particularly when the stakes are high, I want to make it easier. Not easy. Just easier.
The purpose of the program is to help women prepare for, and successfully navigate, the psychological elements of motherhood. Motherhood itself is transformative and The Conscious Mother’s Program was created so that you can feel connected, confident and purposeful throughout your mothering experience.
The Conscious Mother’s Program assists women to enjoy the fun times, stay grounded during the tough times and to build their “mothering confidence” and develop healthy and realistic expectations of themselves and others. It helps women develop ways of managing their down days, worries and self-doubt and truly connecting with themselves, their partner and their little one.
Most people have heard that it takes a village to raise a child. If we focus more on raising ourselves well, we will raise our children better.
The Conscious Mother can be you……..
If you work with pregnant women, new mums and not so new mums, then you would know that becoming a mother is one of the most transformative experiences in a woman’s life. I’m sure you have noticed that the same themes emerge. Well I have too and really it shouldn’t come as a surprise given what the research tells us about the psychological process of pregnancy and motherhood.
I decided to bring all this research together, along with the amazing feedback from my clients, and developed The Conscious Mother. I began developing homework and handouts for my clients to take home so that they could further explore what we were doing in the therapy room. They loved it! Well not all. But most.
On top of that, many mums were really isolated – even if they had close family and friends around them. They were often asking me what other mums thought, felt and did, that I worked with. Their curiosity to know about other mothers’ experiences was almost insatiable. Again, I shouldn’t have been surprised. That need for connection and interest in how others are going is the foundation of mother’s groups!
So with all of this swirling around in my head for years, I finally decided that it might be worthwhile to develop a program. And I did and it’s called The Conscious Mother. While my dream is for pregnant women and new mums to come participate (early intervention and all that), it is a program for all mums. In fact, at least half of my ‘beta testers’ were mums of primary school aged kids.
So I thought I’d better sit down and write the ‘proper’ manual; as you do when you’ve developed a therapy group. The intention was that other psychologists in my practices could also use it with their clients. But alas, the universe had other ideas because out came the book The Conscious Mother: Finding the Natural Mother in You.
This book lays the foundation for the program in that the themes covered in the book are the same ones that are covered in the program. But as you know, individual and group therapy is WAY more powerful and effective than any self-help book. And so, the goal is to connect with psychologists who love walking side by side with women who are pregnant or new mums. These psychologists will want to create a community for women to learn, grow, feel supported, be vulnerable, ask for help, provide help and overall, find their inner authentic mother.
The Conscious Mother is a powerful experience for women as they journey through motherhood. If you want to be a part of it, please contact me. I hope to hear from you.
Alternatively, our contact information can be found below:
1072A Beaufort St,
Phone: +1300 668 256