Beyond Birth Mindful Early Parenting Course (sessions 2-6, 4th February - 11th March)
Beyond Birth Mindful Early Parenting Course (sessions 2-6, 11th February - 18th March 2022)
Time & Location
11 Feb 2022, 11:00 – 11:05 GMT
About the Event
If you are the parent / caregiver of an infant aged 0 months - 1 year, you are invited to join Birthscapes 'Beyond Birth Mindful Early Parenting course' on Friday mornings, from 11th February - 18th March, 11:00-12:15 (GMT).
Sessions are held online via zoom.
Welcome to Beyond Birth, a mindful group for you as a new parent, designed to be the weekly tonic that you need to keep your mind in balance and to provide place to connect with others on the same journey as you.
Each weekly session is designed to ease the transition into parenthood. Think of it as hand-holding across a wobbly bridge into and unknown place, providing you with reassurance and help in finding your feet.
You (and your partner / family member etc) will learn skills to calm, soothe and tune inwards.
You will be guided to explore your identity as a parent (be it first or subsequent babies), and to connect with yourself, your baby and your loved ones.
These sessions offer a combination of mindfulness, relaxation and self-hypnosis, as well as other psychotherapeutic techniques as a self-help / wellbeing toolkit over 6 weekly sessions (note: session 1 was delivered on 07/01/22 as a taster session, though you do not need to have attended this to come along to the remaining 5 sessions).
Some aspects of Beyond Birth you may be familiar with, and others not. You do not need to have tried any of this before to find it easy to use and simple to apply to life with your new baby.
The weekly themes are:
Session 1 (07 & 14/01/22): Nurture
Session 2 (21/01/22): Emotions
Session 3 (28/01/22): Connections
Session 4 (04/02/22) Healing & Recovery
Session 5 (11/02/22): Nourish
Session 6 (18/02/22): Transformation
What to expect in each session:
- A wellbeing talk
- Questions and journaling exercise
- Mindfulness and relaxation exercise
- Calm Baby soothing
Good to know:
- Sessions are held online via Zoom. You will be sent a link by email in advance.
- Session 1 was held as a taster on 7th and 14th January. You do not need to have attended the taster to sign up to the remaining sessions.
- Your partners / a supporting person (E.g. family member or friend) is always welcome. Beyond Birth is for all parents / caregivers to benefit from.
- There is an online Ebook Guide and Audios that accompany the Group sessions if you choose to do so and are available to purchase from the Beyond Birth website.
- If baby cries, that's okay. If baby is asleep, that's okay. If you miss a session, that's okay. You can take your missed sessions when the course runs again.
I am offering a Free Taster session of Beyond Birth Mindful Early Parenting on Friday 28th January and 4th February at 11am (please book your place separately - see Events).
The Beyond Birth course is usually priced at £60 (with a £10 discount for the online group price at £50).
To book up to the remaining five sessions this is priced at £30 (or £35 including an electronic copy of the Beyond Birth Guide).
Alternatively participatns are welcome book individually on a drop-in basis at £7 per session.
Sessions are held via zoom and participants will be sent the link in advance of the event.
Who is Katy Williams (Birthscapes):
Katy Williams is a trained Occupational Therapist, Hypnobirthing teacher, Positive Parenting Educator, Birth Trauma and Perinatal Practitioner. Birthscapes was created to provide parents with holistic support from conception onwards, with a particular focus on parental wellbeing and supporting parents as they transition into parenthood.
Katy is a strong believer in the power of positive nurturing touch and play with our children, as well as being a huge advocate of natural oxytocin in relation to pregnancy, birth and onwards through our parenting journey.
Katy trained to become a Before and Beyond Birth Mental Wellbeing Practitioner, delivering the award winning Before and Beyond Birth Early Mindful Parenting program as this offers critical support to parents in relation to reduction of perinatal mental illness and provides parents with the care that they themselves need.
We cannot continue to pour from an empty cup and Beyond Birth creates a safe space to share, be heard and "held", a place to share the highs AND lows of parenting and a place where you will always find your parenting village.
I hope to see you there!
Beyond Birth (sessions 2-6)
Beyond Birth Mindful Early Parenting Sessions 2-6, 14th Jan - 11th Feb £30 total£30.00+£0.75 service fee
Beyond Birth (including Guide)
Beyond Birth course & Electronic copy of the Beyond Birth Guide£35.00+£0.88 service fee