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PND Marlborough Charitable Trust, established in 2005, is a life line in the community for many women and families who are struggling with postnatal depression, motherhood and parenting issues. Having a baby is both an exciting and challenging time. Adding anxiety or depression can make it difficult to function and feel like you are a good enough parent. Both women and men can experience perinatal (during pregnancy and the year after birth) mental health issuesand these can vary in intensity and symptoms. As a mum

or dad it is easy to feel guilt and shame that can get in the way of seeking the help you need. If this is how you feel, know that you are not alone. Having perinatal anxiety or depression does not make you a ‘bad parent’. In fact, seeking help early leads to a faster recovery with less impact on you, your relationship with your baby, partner and family.

“ It was a great progress in my perception what motherhood is. After attending therapeutic support group for mothers and completing the program, I understood that actually I left there some very significant things: negative thoughts and self-assumptions; unproductive thoughts and how to deal with hard situations; my “flight mode” way of dealing with things; catastrophic visualisation; guilt about not being enough for my kids& husband; fears about being “less” than I want to be;  the need to be “achieving” something. And I took some important things with me: bond with my son; skills and knowledge to deal with low moods; ability to catch “bad” thoughts and feelings before they grow; calmness; peace of mind; a little bit of myself again and the ability to prioritize myself and my needs.” Victoria

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Pregnancy support Blenheim, Marlborough

From "Me" to "Mum" - The Mindful Way Through Pregnancy

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.

Click here to read testimonials.

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

Project supported by
Marlborough Primary Health

Organization

Slow down,

settle in,

and relax,

get free of

anxiety,

find the way

to enjoy your pregnancy!

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.

Tatiana Ceban

Perinatal and Family Counsellor

Group Facilitator

 

Duration

10 week program, weekly two  hour meeting – Thursday’s from 9.30 am to 11.30 am.

Location

Room #20, Marlborough Community Centre - 25 Alfred Street, Blenheim, Marlborough

Enrollment

We accept women with pregnancy of any gestational age.

Cost

Sessions are free of charge and it’s important that you commit to coming for the Term (10 sessions).

CONTACT US

Room #20, Marlborough Community Centre

25 Alfred Street, Blenheim, Marlborough

To make an inquiry about
From "me" to "Mum" - The Mindful Way Thorugh Pregnancy" Group, please register online

 

 

phone +64 279019807 or contact us by email

Mindfulness

Explore and find more resources about Mindfulness and Mindful Pregnancy

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.