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It takes someone really brave to be a mother, someone strong to raise a child and someone special to love someone more than herself.
Support Group for Mothers
Some reasons to join our Therapeutic Support Group
That is a small group (up to 12 people) that offers psychological support , resources and connection to women who struggle with adjustment, anxiety or depression related to child birth.
That is a close group where we create and value openness, confidence, and trust. You can enter only at the beginning of our term, then the group is close for new people.
That is a place where we share, learn from each other, find new creative solutions for daily challenges and... have fun. Here we relax, laugh, and make the motherhood journey more easy and enjoyable.
After your registration online or by sending us a paper form registration, we invite you for assessment and interview . It usually takes not more than one hour. That is a possibility for us to see how we can be of help and for you to get to know more about the group, the facilitator, and the environment. Also, that is the time for you to ask any question you might have.
All we have to do is to set up an appointment.
Support groups take place at Marlborough Community Centre, Room #20, 25 Alfred Street, Blenheim
9.30 am - 11.30 pm
The What, The Why, The How
welcome | introductions
The Power of The Story
mother’s journey | the benefits of journaling
The Whare Tapa Wha Model
concept | self-care system
Taha Hinengaro (T)
managing anger, anxiety, stress | CBT tools for daily life
family system | family culture | family support
Taha Whanau (F)
how to be in a relationship | attachment and bonding essentials
We work within a holistic framework of Te Whare Tapa Wha -
the four corner- stones of healthy wellbeing: Wairua (spiritual) Hinengaro (mental& emotional)
Taha Tihana (P)
body health | relaxation techniques
mindfulness | connectedness
Taha Tihana (P)
healthy nutrition | exercise
Taha Wairua (S)
spiritual wellbeing | how to find inner peace and joy in our lives
realistic goal setting | priorities | values
Celebrating The Change
evaluation | celebrating friendship and group support
Mother is our first encounter, from her we all come, if she is present to love, to nourish and hold, then this new amazing world outside the womb is less scary. If this foundation is there, then my chance to grow and to live a vibrant creative life is higher. Mother is the beginning of my destiny. Supporting mothers in every possible way is my biggest passion and interest. Helping mothers to become fully Mothers is my role, to realise the great importance of her maternal role and to build and strengthen community and Whanau support around her.