March 7, 2019

I love the work I do with mothers and babies, I do! Moms are unappreciated and do far more than we ever give them credit for. It is my pleasure to help overwhelmed moms to enjoy their lives again.

But there is one moment which I find especially hard and nothing changes inside of me– it is always hard and I get way too emotional. It is the time of the last session  when I have to say to all of them that the program have reached the end, that it’s time for them to go and live their life using all we have learned, to trust their mo...

November 17, 2018

On Saturday, November 17th 2018 lots of people in Blenheim attended Hope Walk. Hope Walk is a movement of hope, bringing awareness to suicide. Amazing idea, great initiative and beautiful community support. There are a significant number of people in our community who lost a loved one – family member or a friend. And there are still people who might be at risk, having suicidal thoughts or even attempts.

I was thinking all day of mothers in isolation, having babies and being overwhelmed. Those who struggle to get through debilita...

September 15, 2018

She came only five weeks before birthing the baby.  It was her second pregnancy and despite of pretty comfortable life situation, she was emotional and overwhelmed.  I listened to the story of almost every expectant mother – a story full of joy, hope, fear, despair, anxiety, pitfalls, and triumphs.  No much time left for me as a counsellor to help this beautiful woman to move beyond the self-doubt and the blame she has had while questioning the roller-coaster of emotions felt during the last stage of pregnancy. We both needed t...

February 13, 2018

One of my favorite topics is how to help mothers to overcome their resistance to join a support group. I have met in my practice so many women who miss a great opportunity to become healthy and to find support just because… they are afraid “to be part of any group”. Many of them will not give it a chance, choosing rather to struggle in isolation. This is really sad!