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Thrive in the sh*t
(yes you bloody well can) 

Let's face it, sh*t often gets real for parents (including copious actual sh*t)

 

Whether your children are tiny babies, toddlers, teenagers or any age in between, they can throw a range of challenges at you. And it can be relentless.

 

So many of the mums I work with having feelings like “I can’t cope” or “I’m only just coping.” And they can’t imagine a world where they can actually THRIVE.

This is understandable given how much is thrown at you as a mum.  AND society normalises it.  Society normalises mums being overburdened, stressed, shouty or reaching out for a glass of wine to get through the day.

It is no wonder that you might not realise that it doesn’t need to be this way.

The physical and emotional demands of being a mum can mean:

  • Your stress levels are often high for long periods of time.

  • Feeling tense - tight shoulders, clenching your jaw or feeling achy all over including pain you might no longer register

  • Deep exhaustion and the thought of adding even one small thing to your to do list can make you feel like you want to cry/run away/lie in bed for days on end

  • Totally losing it with someone who suggests trying something new

  • Constant headaches from holding back the tears

  • Juggling what feels like a never ending to do list can leave you feeling unable to take the break that you desperately need

  • Numbing out by scrolling on your phone, waiting impatiently for wine o'clock or binge watching all of Netflix

  • Being flooded with feelings of guilt and self criticism

  • Fearing judgement from others

  • Wanting to explode or feeling like your confidence has been stomped all over when someone gives you yet another piece of unsolicited advice

When you feel like it's all too much, this is when you're more likely to lose your sh*t and snap or yell at your kids. You are not alone. I’ve not met a mum to date who hasn’t lost it.  This doesn’t mean it’s ok (it is never ok) but a symptom of chronic stress and overwhelm that’s accepted and normalised when it shouldn’t be. 

 

If this is you, I see you. I've certainly had times when I've felt this way as a mum and I’ve worked with so many others just the same.  

You can feel calmer and more relaxed

Even if it feels impossible, the good news is that you can build a tool kit that will help you to move through these feelings.

 

Thrive in the Sh*t will help you to feel: 

 

  • Calmer and more able to manage your emotions which will help you to respond to your child with more patience, kindness and compassion

  • Like your to do list is more manageable

  • More ease in parenting that will mean you’re able to actually enjoy it (not just the picture postcard moments but the everyday joy)

  • Like you can be the fun mum who makes her kids giggle

In this short programme, you will learn how to support yourself through the more challenging parts of motherhood. I will share the tools and techniques that I've learned through my work as a mental health practitioner, my own recovery from anxiety and depression and my journey as a mum.

 

You will also make a supportive action plan that is tailored to you and the needs of your unique family. This will help you to start making the changes during the programme and maintain these changes after the course. 

 

If you are ready to make a change to how you feel, join me for Thrive in the Sh*t starting on 13 June.

There is also a partial scholarship available. Email me to learn more about how to apply. 

What you can expect

I know how hard it can be to make time as a parent. That's why this course is only an hour a week. It's also recorded because, well, sh*t happens with kids. 

There is also a week off to help you practice the tools and techniques during the first week of the school holidays. It's so that we can discuss any challenges you still want to work on after having some time to really use them. Not just because I have a conveniently planned holiday. 

Using my professional experience as a mental health practitioner, my academic training in psychology and my personal experience of recovery from anxiety, depression and trauma, I have developed 4 live one hour training sessions to help you: 

Learn coping strategies that will help you deal with stressful situations more easily 

Use these coping techniques over the course and make them part of your daily life

Gain a better awareness of your needs and how to get them met

Identify and overcome your barriers to breaking your cycle of exhaustion and
overwhelm

Develop a strategy to make lasting changes for you and your family

What is included?

  • 4 live one hour online sessions

  • Recorded replays will be available if you cannot attend live

  • 2 x 30 minute private, one-to-one (Value £70) transformational coaching sessions to give you extra tailored support

  • Support in a closed Facebook group for this programme

  • 1 bonus sharing circle (Value £15)

  • 1 bonus relaxation and/ or movement session (Value £10)

The Details

Live sessions will take place from 7-8pm (UK Time) on the following Thursdays: 13 June, 20 June, 27 June and 11 July.

 

Bonus sessions will be 7-8pm on Monday 17 June (Relaxation/ Movement) and 7-8pm on Monday 24 June (Sharing Circle)

 

Private coaching calls will be booked separately at a time that suits you.

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