Not everyone in our family system may be supportive, respectful of our differences, or good at maintaining health boundaries. We understand how challenging this can make spending time with you, especially with the pressure of the holidays. Here are several tips to help you navigate these unhealthy or even toxic family dynamics and still enjoy yourself this holiday season.
Once babies are born, the body goes through an incredible transformation again, as it adapts to no longer carrying your baby. For many of us women, the body changes after birth can be unexpected and difficult to love at times. Accepting our postpartum bodies does not come easy for most.
Parenting is HARD. From the moment your child is born, they rely on you for everything they want and need. While this role can be very rewarding and fulfilling, it does come with increased worry and responsibility, which can lead to increased stress.
You may have heard the term “self-care” before, but if you’re already busy and have a high stress, fast paced lifestyle, it may not seem like something you have time for.
Maternity leave is an essential period after birth designed for rest, healing, and bonding with your new infant. For many women, it is a chance to adjust to life with a newborn, get acclimated to sleep changes and recover from pregnancy and delivery. This can be much needed and a slower-paced life after the rush of trying to get ready for the baby to be here. For many though, it is also a very isolating time.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidence-based approach and framework some counselors use to guide interventions in practice. Here at Psychotherapy for Women, our providers are trained in the successful delivery of CBT.