Perinatal Mental Health

the safety bubble imagery exercise

The Self-Soothing Series – Safety Bubble Imagery

I’m back with another instalment of the self-soothing series in which I share tools and strategies to support you when you become emotionally dysregulated. Today I want to share another way of using your imagination to calm and soothe your nervous system. How Can Your Imagination Help? As I’ve mentioned before, your imagination is a […]

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The Self-Soothing Series - Journaling and Affirmations

The Self-Soothing Series – Journaling and Affirmations

I’m back with another instalment of the self-soothing series in which I share tools and strategies to support you when you become emotionally dysregulated. Today I want to talk about the power of journaling and affirmations. Journaling for Mental Health Journaling is a helpful tool to manage your mental health. It involves writing down your

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how to use imagery to soothe and calm yourself

The Self-Soothing Series – Visualisation

I’m back with another instalment of the self-soothing series in which I share tools and strategies to support you when you become emotionally dysregulated. Many of us, including mothers, can become emotionally dysregulated in everyday life. Those who have experienced a lot of stress and trauma are likely to become more dysregulated more quickly, so

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How to practice diaphragmatic breathing

The Self-Soothing Series – Diaphragmatic Breathing

What is Self-Soothing? The practise of self- soothing is about using strategies to soothe and calm yourself when you become emotionally charged. As humans, we all have a window of tolerance or capacity to deal with life situations. Some things can trigger us to become so dysregulated, we go beyond our window of tolerance. This

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Living with Infertility – A Therapist’s Perspective

TW – Infertility and Baby Loss Did you know, around one in seven couples may have difficulty getting pregnant? One of the reasons I believe the perinatal period begins when you first start thinking about having a baby, rather than when you conceive, is because conceiving doesn’t happen easily for everyone. Infertility can also lead

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How to Support Someone Who's Had a Miscarriage

How to Support Someone After Miscarriage

TW – Miscarriage Whatever the circumstances, miscarriage is utterly heart-breaking. No matter how far into pregnancy, whether the baby is much longed for or a complete surprise, a loss is still a loss. Current research estimates approximately one in four pregnancies end in miscarriage. When a friend or loved one experiences this kind of tragedy,

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