When Mom is nurtured, everyone is nurtured
First-time mothers can often deal with a particularly toxic type of inner critic that says you should be able to do it all; to flawlessly adjust to all the big changes and small nuances of motherhood as soon as Baby is born; to never complain because motherhood is such a blessing. It can create perfectionist beliefs that tie your sense of self worth to your ability to do everything "right". It can interrupt your ability to be present with your new baby and can prevent you from feeling like you can truly enjoy motherhood.
You may experience common struggles of motherhood, like a sense of isolation and feeling misunderstood. There may be grief and confusion as you leave the pre-baby lifestyle and dive into a completely new identity. You may feel guilt and shame because you believe this isn’t how you “should” feel as a new mother. Perhaps these common motherhood struggles are amplified by postpartum depression or anxiety.
This group is for first-time moms who are tired of letting the “should’s” and unrealistic expectations of motherhood determine your value and get in the way of enjoying life as a new mom. This group aims to help you:
Feel less distracted by the inner critic, and more present in your new life with Baby
Build self-compassion and confidence as you navigate through the wonderful yet confusing and anxiety-provoking world of motherhood
Create meaningful connections with fellow new moms who are struggling with the same feelings of frustration, self-judgement, guilt, and fear so you no longer feel alone as you adjust to this new life as a mother
Find greater acceptance for the imperfect moments of motherhood, and learn healthy coping skills to deal with them
Adjust to changes in important adult relationships (ex. partners, parents, in-laws, friends) so you can manage feelings of isolation or resentment
This group is for first-time mothers who anywhere from 3rd trimester to 2 years postpartum.
The hope is that this can be a space just for YOU, but I know it's not always easy to get childcare when you want it! Because of this, babies are always welcome to sessions, as is breast feeding.
'Nurtured and Seen' meets weekly on Thursdays 11:00am - 12:30pm.
Investment is $50 per session (paid monthly).
Registration includes a 50-minute intake session for a one-time fee of $150.
A portion of these costs may be covered by insurance.
Space is limited to 6 members.
Due to licensing laws, members must attend virtual groups from California.