Beyond Birth, Gibside NT (June 2023)
Gibside NT Estate, NE16 10.45-12.00 Mondays: 19/06-24/07
- 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, 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 on Mondays from 19th June - 24th July, 10.45-12.00 (with time after to stay and play). Some aspects of the course you may be familiar with, and others not. However, 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. Not only does attending Beyond Birth benefit you, but it also benefits your baby by slowing down, surrounded by nature within a calm space each week, with multiple sensory opportunities that support infant development and wellbeing. 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 (including songs, touch, stories and soothing practices) ● Affirmations ● Gratitude circle ● Chat At the end of each session there will be time to stay for a chat, grab a cuppa from the café 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 £35 (note this is a special price for this group only and courses are usually £50 for 6 weeks) with your ticket price including entry into the Gibside National Trust Estate. Note: You will need to bring a pen and something to write on for the sessions.
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