In our Baby Moon Group, we focus on you as the mama, while we are also mindful of your babies who will be present with us. It’s a time for us to gather and share with each other, and build a strong sense of community for ourselves. It’s an opportunity for mamas to take a breath and be present with themselves, and receive some postpartum support. We hope that by attending this group, you will learn helpful wellness tips, so that you can be the parent you wish to be. And please note this group is not just for new parents – mamas with older kids have a lot of expertise and wisdom to share and are welcome too.
As the focus is on the parent’s mental health, we see this group as quite separate and unique from other birth and baby-focused groups that are also such an asset to new mothers. One of the topics will be helping women look at potential warning signs for postpartum mood concerns. We will look at ways we can provide ourselves with self-care and wellness support, even when we are exhausted and stretched to our max! Another area we will look at is couple communication, as conflict in couples can escalate during pregnancy and with a new baby. We use art prompts in group sessions. Did you know that being creative helps us feel better? By using that side of the brain, we can delve deeper in helping ourselves emotionally. I’m not an artist by any means but i love being able to knit, doodle, work clay in my hands. I bet you will too!
While this is not a therapy group per say, please know that we will ensure to provide you with a safe and non-judgmental environment. The focus of this group is on wellness support and self-care tools that you can use, even while busy as a new mama. With these supports and priorities in place, you will have more peace and strength as you embark on this new journey as a mother. In each session, there will be a chance to use art prompts like clay, art journaling, mindfulness work and other useful activities that you can do at home as well.
This new stage in your life is a special and demanding time, and we hope to join you on your journey by providing you with the added nurturance you need. Our sessions will include the following topics: adjusting to your New Family Life, sharing Your Birth Stories, building Wellness Toolkits for Yourself, and unpacking What Are Our Expectations vs Realities are as parents. At each session, we will have a chance to connect with the other mamas in the group, and a light snack and tea will be provided. The ultimate goal is to help you build your postpartum resiliency!
We are updating our group program so come back here to get an update. Please note that it may be a 6-week group format or monthly workshops. Members of Healthy Moms Toronto get a 15% discount. Please contact us to register or if you have more questions. Here is a flyer for you to see as well. Stay tuned…