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Beyond Birth, Gibside NT (6-week course)

Gibside NT Estate, NE16 10.30-12.00 Fridays: 24/06-29/07/22

  • Started 24 Jun
  • 55 British pounds
  • Gibside National Trust

Service Description

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, with each weekly session easing 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 will learn skills to slow down, calm, soothe and tune inwards; and you will be guided to explore your identity as a parent (be it your first, or subsequent baby), connecting with yourself, your baby and loved ones. With such skills helping to 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. These sessions use a combination of mindfulness, relaxation, self-hypnosis and other psychotherapeutic techniques delivered over 6 weeks. 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 There will also be additional crafts and activities for you and your little one, including songs, nature and sensory exploration and more... 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. The course lasts for 6 weeks and can be booked for £55 with ticket price including entry into the Gibside National Trust Estate. You will be provided with a journal book and pen to use in the sessions. Note: Alternatively you can book single session tickets at £10. Sessions are held behind the Marketplace café under a marquee within a walled garden which is accessible with room for buggy parking. Please wear appropriate clothing and bring something to sit on. You will be emailed further instructions before the course begins and you will have the opportunity to join a WhatsApp group for members where photos are shared and you are able to connect with other parents.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • Gibside, Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, UK