Wellbeing for both you and your child
This page is dedicated to looking after the emotional wellbeing of both you and your child.
By looking after your own wellbeing, you are being the best mother that you can be.
Resources for talking about various wellbeing issues with your children will be available here, including links to relevant information and blogs written by myself. There are blogs etc for looking after your wellbeing in the main section, here however, you will find information specific to being a mum with anxiety, depression or are generally overwhelmed by all things mummy.
Post-natal mental health
I have a Master's degree in Applied Positive Psychology, a certificate in Resilience Coaching and I am currently studying for a PhD in Mental Health.
The 'human-ness' of me
So, who am I?
I'm a wife, a mother, a friend and more importantly a woman who has personal experience of mental distress.
It has been a long journey to this moment, I have been at rock bottom to the point of hospitalisation, however, I am now stronger than ever. For me, what helped the most was elements taken from Positive Psychology - identifying personal strengths, developing resilience and cultivating gratitude.
I believe that the fact I have experienced anxiety, depression and low self-esteem along with my understanding of Positive Psychology puts me in a unique position to support the development of your emotional wellbeing.
I am a sufferer of Fibromyalgia which causes chronic widespread pain. Chronic conditions can affect one's emotional and psychological wellbeing, this is where I come in.
Very sweeping statement, but here it is, women tend to be more in tune with their emotions and I work with emotions focusing on the future. I am aware that there are plenty of men out there who are in touch with their emotions and I am more than happy to work with said men.
I also believe that there are certain life experiences and indeed biological experiences that are specific to women and this is where I am able to identify and work with the women that I support.
My go-to for a lift in mood - watching an episode of Friends.
The book that I would recommend for the beginning of your journey is - 'The How of Happiness' by Sonja Lyubomirsky.
Biggest self-care tip - Get enough sleep!
Contact me for an initial 20min chat to discuss how we can develop your self-worth - firstname.lastname@example.org