All groups run on the availability of a minimum number of parents. Please contact me to enquire about the next available group.
Transition to Parenthood – A Course for Expectant Parents
The transition to parenthood is a singularly momentous time in the lives of a couple, when mothers and father-to-be experience a myriad of emotions, sometimes contradictory, as they contemplate the unchartered territory ahead. This period presents a valuable opportunity for expectant couples to reflect on what parenthood will mean, how they will fulfill their roles as parents, and those values and practices they want most to incorporate in their parenting.
The nine months of pregnancy are not only a time of physical gestation for the child, but a time of important psychological and emotional gestation for the parents. Couples given the opportunity to examine and anticipate the issues involved can assume their new roles with more confidence, less stress, and more resilience in the face of the inevitable challenges to come.
More often than not, couples typically fail to prepare themselves for the enormous changes that lie ahead as they make the transition to parenthood. Very often our culture is seduced by the romantic notions and prevailing societal myths about motherhood; the myth of the maternal instinct, the myth of maternal bonding, and the fanciful belief that pregnancy and motherhood is a time of ultimate fulfillment. We are then devastated if our reality does not match what we envisioned.
This course will provide the opportunity for couples to explore the beliefs and expectations they have and help you make the most of this important time of psychological preparations. The sessions are devoted to exploring key questions about how parents feel about their pregnancy, labour and delivery, and how you can prepare themselves to meet the demands of the chaotic weeks and months postpartum.
This six week prenatal class is a great adjunct to “How to Baby Proof Your Relationship”
The Journey to Postpartum Wellness
This is an 8 week group for mothers who are experiencing Postpartum Depression and Anxiety. Infants under 6 months of age are welcome to attend with their mother.
Parenting From Within
Have you ever found yourself saying “I swore I’d never say that!!” ?? Being a parent is a very humbling position to be in. Our own experiences of being parented effect how we parent our own children. Sometimes we can unknowingly be parenting through our previous life experiences and past relationships……particularly our own parent/child experince. Come and learn about how your brain operates and why your past experiences effect your actions today.
Infertility Support Group
I would like to offer a bi-weekly group to individuals/couples who are living with the stress of infertility. If you are interested in attending, please contact me and I will run a group when I have at least three individuals/couples.
Supporting a Partner who is Experiencing PPD/PPA
This group offers support as well as practical suggestions to those who are supporting someone living with Perinatal Depression and/or Anxiety. Please contact me if you are interested in attending.