Pregnancy support Blenheim, Marlborough
From "Me" to "Mum" - The Mindful Way Through Pregnancy
Pregnancy is the most creative time in a woman’s life. What might be more amazing and more important than actively (if not totally) be involved in pro-creation of human being? And yes, we think that it should be all easy and joyful, but sometimes is actually not.
We more and more forget that pregnancy is a complex spiritual journey and involves lots of reflection, anticipation, self-discovery and challenges.
Motherhood is physically and emotionally demanding and many women experience times of fear, doubt, anxiety and even depression. And because of shame or isolation they do not share all these emotions or ask for help.
We invite you to join our support group tailored to make your journey easier, interesting and lighthearted.
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“In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.”
Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn
- referrals | self-referrals
- pregnancy of any gestational age
- anxiety assessment
- weekly meetings
- arts based activities
- space for creativity
- mindfulness skills to reduce fear, anxiety and distress
- reflections on mothering journey
Referrals can be made through GP’s, Plunket nurses, Midwives, PHO, Supporting Families and other agencies. Also, we accept self-referrals.
The Mindful Way through Pregnancy Program
A 10-weeks free, ongoing group providing a supportive, non-judgmental space to share experiences and resources, accompanying your pilgrimage through pregnancy. By joining our group you’ll have the opportunity to:
discover all about your role and input in the mindful way through pregnancy
develop mindfulness skills to reduce fear, anxiety and distress
enhance self-esteem and improve coping skills in transition to motherhood
crystallize parenthood roles and prepare for the parenting challenges that lie ahead
improve marital/ partner communication and support as well as other significant kin relationships
enjoy your creativeness and healing art projects AND
share the joys and the trials of pregnancy with other like-minded women
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Motherhood is a journey into the unknown. It’s an irreversible transformation I’ve never heard anyone regret. With the birth of every baby, a mother is also born; and a mother she’ll remain, for the rest of her life.
I invite you to explore your metamorphosis from ‘me’ to ‘mum’ using your creative potential – your heart, your hands, imagination and intuition.
Perinatal and Family Counsellor
10 week program, weekly two hour meeting – Thursday’s from 9.30 am to 11.30 am.
Room #20, Marlborough Community Centre - 25 Alfred Street, Blenheim, Marlborough
We accept women with pregnancy of any gestational age.
Sessions are free of charge and it’s important that you commit to coming for the Term (10 sessions).
Room #20, Marlborough Community Centre
25 Alfred Street, Blenheim, Marlborough
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Mindfulness - is cultivated by purposefully paying attention to things we ordinarily never give
a moment’s thought to.
It is a systematic approach to developing new
kinds of control and wisdom in our lives.