Postpartum and the transition into motherhood is a highly transformational period that is rewarding, challenging and stressful all at once. Many aspects of this journey are not talked about.
Many women are left wondering: Is it normal to feel sadness, anger or grief alongside love and joy? How do I let go of perfectionism and feelings of guilt? Will I ever be able to accept my postpartum body? How do I navigate my relationship with my partner now that we have a baby?
In this four-week postpartum group we will discuss postpartum body image, perfectionism, coping with difficult feelings, communication and relationships, and embracing your new identity as a mother. Attending the group will give you the opportunity to build community with other women who are on similar path. The intention of the group is to feel less guilt and shame, less isolation and aloneness and more self-compassion, greater sense of community and connectedness to yourself and others.
The group will be led by Lorilee Keller, a registered clinical counsellor, certified intuitive eating counsellor, and doula in Vancouver, BC. Her counselling practice specializes in women’s health, including reproductive and perinatal mental health. She will provide guidance and emotional support as she leads you towards embracing your new identity as a mother.
The group will run on Fridays June 21, 28, and July 5, 12 from 10:00am-12:30pm at Childbearing Society. Cost $180 includes all 4 weeks.