Mothering Support

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my dream for you…

I want you to know that you are not alone in what you are struggling with. I want you to know that you are not crazy or irrevocably broken. I want you to know your own strength. I want you to be able to identify when you are experiencing a trigger and be able to coach yourself through that moment with self compassion. I want you to start feeling again. Slowly and safely and a little bit at a time. I want you to find more joy in your days with your kids, more connection. I want you to be able to set boundaries, and to know when it is appropriate to set boundaries. I want you to feel connected to a wider community of survivors. I want you to know that although there is no end point, no magical final stage of recovery, that healing is possible.

I have heard from hundreds of moms who live with post traumatic stress from childhood abuse. They have put in the hours with therapists, and still they are struggling to manage life as a parent. They need support from someone who has been there and will really understand. That's where I come in. As a mom, educator and compassionate witness, I am here to support you in your healing. I know what it is like to parent while managing flashbacks to childhood sexual abuse. I know how hard it can be when you feel so out-of-control, and life seems so overwhelming.

Together we will spend 4 weeks talking and writing about

-understanding how Adverse Childhood Experiences impact your mental health, physical health and core beliefs

-identifying trauma triggers and trauma reactions

-re-thinking personal boundaries for stronger connection with your loved ones

-building a personalized toolkit of self soothing strategies for you

 Small group and individual sessions are available.

Are you ready for unconditional support and guidance? Contact me at joyellebrandt@shaw.ca to arrange a free preliminary call to discuss whether this program is right for you.

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. -Pema Chodron