fairy tales, good mother myth, IFS, inner child, lived experiences, Mothering, Self-care, workshops

Online ‘Inner Child’ Masterclass

“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood” Gabor MatéThis is a 3-hour Workshop that explores our Inner World, attachment wounds, and offers a compassionate insight into our past. •Inner Child•Neglect and Abandonment•Selfcare and healing Join me in exploring a beautiful Inuit fairytale through therapeutic storytelling, authentic connection, and safe sharing. --ABOUT YOUR FACILITATOR--… Continue reading Online ‘Inner Child’ Masterclass

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On •Self• in Motherhood

Within the IFS (Internal Family System) framework of therapy (and doing life for me, really) the idea of the Self (with capital S) takes a central stage. It’s our seat of consciousness, our Inner Golden Buddha nature, our endless well of light, our wisest, highest, and truest “I”. 🌀Self is beyond words and definitions however… Continue reading On •Self• in Motherhood

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B!tch hour for mothers!

Ever felt like there is so much of your Motherhood experience that you wanted to share about yet you never felt safe to do so?!! Always censoring yourself? Always bookending your experience with … “oh but I love it so much” There are tons of reasons why we dread going there in the thick of… Continue reading B!tch hour for mothers!

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Inner Child circle

It’s no secret that the ways in which we were mothered (and parented) affects us for life. We can choose to remain unconscious about it and allow this to continue to impact on our🌻 intimate relationships through attachment wounds🌻 parenting and thus perpetuating the same wounding onto our children and their children too🌻the way we… Continue reading Inner Child circle

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On Online Therapy

💻 ONLINE CLIENT FEEDBACK: "It took me a bit of therapist speed dating to find Aleks and I’m so glad I did. Aleks has changed my life really; not by healing me but by teaching me to heal myself – through her academic knowledge, her ability to see and work with the Self/spirit/soul, and just… Continue reading On Online Therapy

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On Maternal Self-blame

“Maybe you didn’t give him enough love?” I have heard this. It ripped my heart in unbelievable ways… but it also started me on a journey of unpacking where did this come from? Why would mothers even consider shaming one another this way? What are the social conditions that would even make us go that… Continue reading On Maternal Self-blame

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Boys to men, and the mending of souls

My husband teaching our son how to 🧵 sew! I always thought I would naturally be the one who teaches these “softer” skills while men in my son’s life would be the ones to pass on the hard ones. Wrong! This is how we change outdated traditionalist beliefs that boys should not bother with skills… Continue reading Boys to men, and the mending of souls

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Parenting during a Pandemic

As part of my research work at Peach Tree Perinatal Wellness 🍑🧡 I have been investigating the impact of COVID-19 on mothers. I got to speak with some Super Women whose stories of incredible resourcefulness while on the brink of mental collapse were just hm..how do I put it - otherworldly! Pregnancy, birthing and early… Continue reading Parenting during a Pandemic

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Parenting well when you haven’t been well parented?

Parenting well when you haven’t been well parented? • Manage your own “baggage” ensuring it doesn’t spill over and pollute your children’s lives. This is usually an unconscious process so waking up to our baggage is a much needed step in our toolbox of care. • Reduce the amount of chronic unpredictable toxic stress in… Continue reading Parenting well when you haven’t been well parented?

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On hearing the call towards transformation and healing

🌿On hearing the call to change🌿 Take some time to reflect on what it means to transform, heal, change, grow... Where does it even begin? The whispers from within that tell you: “Hmm, I wonder what would it feel like if I wasn’t in a constant state of vigilance, anxiety, fear?” “I wonder what is… Continue reading On hearing the call towards transformation and healing