I'm inspired by the #MeToo campaign for shedding light on the everyday, unspeakable traumas that women endure, just for being women. We all need to be working to diminish the shame that so many women carry at their core.
Birth trauma has similar impacts on women - the feelings of violation, guilt, lack of control, and overwhelming fear - but is rarely talked about. Join us as we break down the wall of silence and come together as a community to support each other, share our stories, and find peace within ourselves.
Mindful Soul Center for Wellbeing and Insight Mental Wellness invite you to join us for this educational and healing event on Saturday, November 18th, from 1-4pm hosted by The Village-South Jersey Breastfeeding & Wellness in Haddonfield, NJ. $45 pre-registered or $55 at the door.
Save Your Seat by emailing Janel@mindfulsoulwellbeing.com
Please note: This is a “mommy only” workshop so you can just focus on you! Space available if anyone needs to pump.
Insight Mental Wellness open and accepting new clients
Thank you so much for your patience! I am excited to be getting back to work in a new office (pictures coming soon) starting October 9, 2017. I will hold regular office hours on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The other days will be spent with my daughters. I feel so fortunate to have found a job where I can control my schedule and find that awesome (but often unattainable) balance between work and family.
I have some exciting things coming up in November in collaboration with The Village - South Jersey Breastfeeding and Wellness. On November 12, we will resume the Mothering Without My Mother support group. This free group is meant to be a starting ground for connection and conversation between women who are navigating the waters of motherhood without their own mothers. We will focus on the different kinds of issues that you may be dealing with privately that keep you silent during regular supportive groups, or in conversations with friends who vent about the frustrations of dealing with their own mothers. Discuss the unique kinds of grief that the role of motherhood can bring up for you with people who “get it.” We pay particular focus to learning how to practice self-care while caring for so many others.
And on November 18 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Insight Mental Wellness and Mindful Soul Center for Wellbeing will be presenting Healing Invisible Wounds: A Birth Trauma Workshop at The Village. This workshop is intended for women who are reeling from the physical and/or emotional trauma they suffered in childbirth. Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth (PATTCh) defines birth trauma as occurring when, "the individual (mother, father, or other witness believes the mother’s or her baby’s life was in danger, or that a serious threat to the mother’s or her baby’s physical or emotional integrity existed." They also state that between 25 and 34 per cent of women report that their births were traumatic (www.pattch.org). Many of these women go on to suffer their trauma in silence, which can lead to the development of mental health disorders including Post traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression (Postpartum Onset) and Anxiety (Postpartum Onset). In hosting this workshop, we hope to increase awareness, decrease stigma, and provide access to resources to help women heal. This will include a panel of experts in the areas of mental health, physical therapy and osteopathic medicine. There will also be a treatment component to help decrease the acute symptoms of trauma the participants are coping with. More information about this event will be forthcoming.
Happy Fall everyone!