“Is ours not a strange culture that focuses so much attention on childbirth–virtually all of it based on anxiety and fear–and so little on the crucial time after birth, when patterns are established that will affect the individual and the family for decades?” Kathleen Kendall-Tackett
Pregnancy is a time of wonder, hope and anticipation. But after the baby arrives many mothers find themselves struggling.
Sadly, postnatal depression and divorce rates are high, and breastfeeding rates are low. Over 80% of new mothers say they feel exhausted and overwhelmed.
After giving birth women have very special physical and emotional needs, recognised by hundreds of different cultures for thousands of years.
Anthropologists Stern and Kruckman found that cultures with low incidence of postpartum mood disorders share a range of protective social structures that provide support and care for new mothers.
Birthing does not only bring a baby into the world, but also forms a new mother, who has to rapidly adjust her expectations and lifestyle to accommodate the demands of a new born.
Our culture allows little recognition or support for the transformation from woman to mother.
For women to thrive as mothers we need to focus on the elements that appreciate a new mother’s needs. Not least of which is her need to be nurtured and loved and cared for in the same way that she nurture and love and care for her baby.
This workshop aims to refocus the attention and interests towards the mother, the person who needs the right rehabilitation environment, nourishment and recovery protocols to ensure the best outcomes for health and wellness during the postpartum period and beyond.
This workshop explores the requirements of the newly postnatal mother. It serves to give modern and traditional holistic approaches to nourish and care for the mother to improve physical, emotional and mental health.
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is ideal for the pregnant mother who wants to pave a way that supports her adjustment to motherhood. This workshop aims to help manage expectations and rethink routines and schedules. Postnatal mums are also welcome.
Partners may come too. Please use the code partner10 to receive 10% off your booking for two people.
What do I need to bring?
Please just bring yourself. Water and tea will be available.
What is the cost?
This workshop costs £38 per person.
How long is the workshop?
The workshop is 2 hours long with a short comfort break.
When are the Workshops?
There are two workshops in 2019:
15:30 Sunday, May 12, 2019
15:30 Saturday, September 7, 2019
How do I book?
Click HERE to book your space.