Self Care Coaching for Overwhelmed Mamas
(Mothering the Mother)
Hey mama, how are you doing?
Are you feeling consistently:
Are you fed up with taking care of everyone else and putting yourself last? Maybe you are thinking about this whole self-care thing that you keep hearing about, but you aren’t sure if that is really accessible for you. Maybe you are wondering how to get back some of the parts of you that you lost touch with when you had kids. Maybe you just need someone to talk to who understands just how hard this mothering gig is.
Self care coaching is for you if you are ready to:
-explore healthy boundaries in your relationships
-re-ignite your passions
-make space in your life for the things that really matter to you over the things you “should” do
-heal the negative self talk that is holding you back and making you miserable
In our work together, we will explore how you can re-ignite the passion in the most important relationship in your life, your relationship with yourself.
Sound interesting? Book a free 30-minute consult to talk about what is happening for you right now and how I can help. Want to know more about how we would work together? Here are some of the key frameworks that guide my practice:
Here are some of the key frameworks that inform our work together:
Peer Support: What does this mean for you? This means that together we create a supportive relationship through our shared lived experiences. Peer support can be effective on its own or in conjunction with counseling or other therapy. For more information about what peer support is and is not, click here.
Body Positive: What does this mean for you? I work from a weight neutral perspective, which means that our work together never assumes that weight loss is a goal. My framework is informed by the Well Now approach developed by Lucy Aphramor, which emphasizes self compassion and self acceptance as core factors in a healthier relationship with our bodies and with food. As someone who has struggled throughout her life with body image and weight issues, it is important to me that our work together dismantles the diet industry’s hold on women’s lives, and questions current notions of “health.”
Healing through Creativity: What does this mean for you? As a writer and artist, I know from personal experience that there is so much healing value in creativity. This does not mean that you need to be a trained artist or writer, it means that we can use these tools in our work together to explore issues that are coming up for you, and you will never be asked to share your art or writing with anyone else unless you want to.
Intersectional Feminist: What does this mean for you? I am approaching this work through a social justice lens, understanding that Adverse Childhood Experiences exist in conjunction with Adverse Community Environments, which includes systemic racism, homophobia, transphobia, poverty, sizism and community disruption. I come to this work acknowledging my privilege as a cis-gendered white women in a relationship with a white man.
Trauma Informed: What does this mean for you? It means that we work from a strengths-based framework, understanding that you have survived to this point because of the tools you developed, and we are now going to look at your toolkit and add to, subtract from, or adjust as needed. It means that we focus on creating a safe space for you, which means that you are always the one guiding our work together. It means that our work is collaborative.
So what does that look like?
Our initial coaching period is 4 weeks long. During this 4 week period, we will have weekly 45-minute conversations via Skype. What we talk about will come from your current concerns and from writing prompts as well as short reading assignments and the occasional fun art exploration. Exactly what that looks like will vary from person to person. After each session I will email you a summary of our session and an action plan for the following week. By the end of our time together you will have a personalized self care toolkit.
After the initial 4 week period has finished, you can decide to finish working together, continue on a monthly or bi-weekly basis, or to have an occasional check-in sessions whenever needed.
How much does this cost?
The rate for our first 4 weeks is $375 (Canadian) and individual follow up sessions are $75.
Are you ready for unconditional support and guidance? Fill in the form below to arrange a free consultation call to discuss whether this program is right for you.