"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedoM."
- Victor Frankl
Good advice Mr Frankl…
But for many of us it's not that simple. Finding this space, in our lives or within ourselves, isn't easy and choosing the 'right' response doesn't always come naturally. In many instances, we don't even know what the right response is.
All we know is we are overwhelmed by disturbing emotions, so much more compelling than the good ones. We can't see past the obstacles that the world and others are throwing at us.
We are stuck and unhappy.
The good news is that just because you can't find the space, doesn't mean it isn't there and just because something doesn't come naturally, doesn't mean it can't be learnt.
To flourish in your life, you need to make your mental wellbeing a priority. This isn't about thinking positively to make the world magically transform to suit you. Challenges, loss and failure are all a part of the human experience. So is happiness! If you're missing the happiness part, it may be time to make a change.
Prioritising your mental health is about learning to know yourself well enough to know why you respond in the way you do. Then you can change the bits that hurt you and hurt others.
You can live your life within the myriad of life's highs and lows, with presence, acceptance and joy.
Issues I can help you with
Nobody's life can be organised into neat categories of problems but there are often strong overarching and life limiting themes present in our daily lives. Acknowledging these as a problem is a good start. Talking about them is even better.
Some of these may include:
Pre and post natal depression
Bereavement in Pregnancy
I have a special interest in working with mothers and fathers experiencing pre and postnatal depression and I provide a supportive platform in which to navigate the complexity of the experience.
My experience working with families in crisis, led me understand the profound importance of how a baby learns to attach to their adults and healthy parent/infant bonding. I have since devoted my time to understanding and learning effective interventions in the fragile, early stages, when a mother, father and child first become acquainted; from conception, to birth, to beginning their life together.
I am passionate about supporting and empowering parents in all the up and downs of parenthood and especially in creating the very best start for them and their babies.
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