The Exhausted Mum Course
Learn how to show up compassionately for our struggles as parents...
This 4-week online postnatal support course is designed for mums with kids aged 0-5 years who are feeling burnt-out, depressed, overwhelmed or isolated.
Informed by ideas from Compasion Focussed Therapy (CFT) this course will explore how the realities of parent life throw us into our threat system and drive system on a regular basis – and sometimes 'threat-based drive'…and how these systems, when unbalanced, can deplete our energy, interfere with our ability to rest and recover, and also undermine our natural ability to connect with others, be present with our kids and to be kind to ourselves.
This course will teach you how to:
get back in touch with our natural ability to connect wholeheartedly with your kids, with a quality of patience and presence rather than exhaustion and guilt;
manage your ‘threat mind’ by growing your ‘compassionate mind’ and stimulating our 'safeness/soothing system', leading to you feeling more grounded and clear-minded in the face of parenting challenges.
understand challenges from your past experiences of being parented and how to cope with your inner critic;
develop trust in your own parenting instincts, be kinder towards yourself and respect your own needs.
With these skills we can practise showing up for ourselves and our kids in a different way - a more compassionate and authentic way that will help our own and our family’s metal health to thrive - and this course will teach you how!
The course takes place over 4 consecutive weeks and will require only around 1.5 hours per week of your time. The taught elements of the course will take place on Zoom, and you will also be sent weekly guided mindfulness & compassion meditations to have a go with between sessions. In addition, you will have access to professional support from a qualified Clinical Psychologist & mindfulness teacher for the duration of the course.
"This course is for people who care about the wellbeing of their children and the quality of their family life – If I’m doing well, my kids do well. If I’m suffering, my kids suffer. This course will help you to ‘do well’, and will help you to parent from a place of kindness – the whole family has felt a difference in me"
‘I have learned so much from these 4 weeks, I recommend it to all my mum friends!’
"It has been great to learn how to be more compassionate to myself when I’m having a difficult day with 3 small children, and it has really changed my view of why it’s so important it is to carve out time for myself, and to give myself permission to do this"
Brains designed for survival, not happiness – our postnatal psychological & emotional challenges
Self-compassion & our own unfinished business
Using our body to wake up our compassionate mind
Putting the brakes on ‘mum-guilt’ and showing up for our own needs