Therapy For Moms
Are You Experiencing Mommy Burnout?
Do you struggle with prioritizing your own needs while also taking care of your family? Do you feel like you’ve had to sacrifice your passions, interests, and desires, and that you no longer recognize yourself? Are you currently pregnant or postpartum and feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and lost?
If your daily routine exclusively revolves around family and home life, you may be feeling disconnected from yourself. The new role and responsibilities of motherhood create a new stage in life, meaning the way you used to fill your cup may no longer work, leading to physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual burnout. For new and expectant mothers, a lack of support transitioning between the spheres of Maiden and Mother can trigger undue anxiety, fear, and overwhelm.
The Symptoms Of Burnout Are Far-reaching
Encountering some level of self-doubt, emotional exhaustion, and identity evolution is a normal part of the transition into motherhood. However, if you’ve entered this phase of life without the proper perspective, you might feel guilty whenever you put your own needs ahead of others. Not only is holistic self-care okay, but it’s necessary. Therapy for moms offers a safe space where your needs as a woman will be expressed, heard, and validated. This empowers you to step into your parenting role with more self-awareness of who you are and what you were put on earth to do.
Self-Sacrifice Should Not Be A Tenet Of Motherhood
Modern Culture No Longer Supports Motherhood As It Once Did
Further, motherhood was never meant to be experienced in isolation. For our ancestors, pregnancy was a time of female fellowship where midwives would prepare them for birth in mind, body, and spirit. While young children were raised collectively by community members, tribal elders offered newer families emotional support and generational wisdom.
These days, we often find ourselves without a supportive community or immersed in social circles dominated by competition and judgment. Throughout each phase of motherhood, we have lost connection with the resources needed to step into this life-giving role with empowerment.
When compared to European countries that offer generous family leave and community support, America’s track record is woefully inadequate. Most of us have to juggle parenting and work responsibilities without any safety net to speak of. This lack of support was amplified during the COVID-19 lockdown when we were expected to work from home while simultaneously caring for our children. Sadly, the sense of isolation and feeling unseen that grew out of that time has cast a long shadow over the motherhood experience for many new moms..
If you are grappling with how to care for yourself while raising children, you’re not alone. Whether you’re a brand-new mom or a seasoned veteran, therapy can help you build a better support system, both internally and externally, so you no longer feel isolated in motherhood and have time to attend to your own needs.
Therapy For Moms Can Guide You To Become The Mother You Are Meant To Be
Shifting from Maiden to Mother requires that you release the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral patterns no longer serving you. Shedding outmoded beliefs about yourself allows you to emerge into a new role of leadership, one characterized by a reorientation of who you must become to raise and support your children while maintaining your own identity.
Counseling is beneficial for moms who are both new to motherhood as well as those with older children. Therapy offers mothers like you a place to be seen and cared for without judgment or guilt over putting your own needs first. Together we can reconnect you with your inner wisdom, enabling you to make decisions about your well-being from a place of self-love and self-respect.
Beliefs and Cognitive Patterns
After reviewing how you take care of yourself, we can reinforce the strategies that are working while making adjustments—or creating new routines—in whatever areas may be lacking. With an emphasis on holistic wellness, you will feel empowered to care for yourself wholly and without guilt. Additionally, acknowledging the importance of community and social support will ensure you never feel isolated or overwhelmed in motherhood again.
Mother Wound Healing And Inner Child Work
As you care for your children, your own inner child wounding may emerge in surprising ways. If left unaddressed, emotional pain from your past can be unconsciously projected onto your children, thereby perpetuating the cycle. Inner child therapy offers a safe forum for healing, strengthening your innate ability to parent with self-awareness and grace.
As a mother, you play one of the most important roles within society. Even though you might feel overwhelmed and unsupported, the path back to empowerment is not a mystery. With the right tools and guidance, you can regain your sense of self. By incorporating the tools and techniques you learn in therapy for moms into a long-term wellness plan, you can become the mother you want to be.
But You May Wonder Whether Therapy For Moms Is Right For You…
I can’t afford to invest the time or money into counseling for mothers.
I am emotionally burnt out. How can therapy for mothers help with that?
What if what I really need is more support from my husband that he’s not giving me?
Motherhood Should Be Your Time To Shine
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