Beyond Birth, Gibside NT (4-weeks)
Gibside NT Estate, NE16 10.30-12.00 Fridays: 13/05 - 27/05 & 10/06
- Started 13 MayStarted 13 May
- 35 British pounds£35
- Gibside National Trust
Beyond Birth is the award winning Mindful group for you, as new parent / caregiver and your infant (aged 0-12 months). It is designed to be the weekly tonic that you need to keep your mind in balance. Each weekly session is designed to ease the transition into parenthood. Think of it as hand-holding across a wobbly bridge into an unknown place, reassuring you and providing you with help in finding your feet. You (and your partner / husband / mum etc) will learn skills to calm, soothe and tune inwards. You will be guided to explore your identity as a parent (be it your first, or subsequent baby), and to connect with yourself, your baby and loved ones. Focusing on your mental well-being, offering support, ideas and questions to build resilience, cope with and accept the challenges, learn to trust in your instincts and reach out for help when required. You will learn skills that help you slow down, connect and ease the emotional intensity of early parenting, so you can enjoy and bank those first precious months instead of them going by like a blur and being forgotten. These sessions use a combination of mindfulness, relaxation, self-hypnosis and other psychotherapeutic techniques as a self-help toolkit. Some aspects you may be familiar with, and others not. You don’t need to have heard of or tried any of this before now to find it easy to use and simple to apply to life with your baby. The weekly themes are: 1. Nurture 2. Emotions 3. Connections 4. Healing and Recovery 5. Nourish 6. Transformation What to expect in each session: ● Introductions ● A wellbeing talk ● Questions and journaling exercise ● Mindfulness and relaxation exercise ● Calm baby soothing ● Affirmations ● Gratitude circle ● Chat At the end of each session there will be time to stay for a chat, a cuppa and just be in nature with your baby, or you may choose to spend some time with your little one in the Gibside National Trust Estate. There are toys for baby to play with and there will be opportunity to engage in a mini nature activity at the end of the session. The remaining 5 weeks can be booked for £35 with your ticket including entry into the Gibside National Trust Estate. Sessions are held behind the Marketplace café in a walled garden which is accessible with room for buggy parking. Please wear appropriate clothing and bring something to sit on. Partners are welcome to attend too. You will be emailed further instructions before attending.
Gibside, Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, UK