Mothering, lived experiences, Self-care, therapy, inner child, research, IFS, good mother myth, polyvagal applications

‘No Trauma Mama’ Perinatal Wellness

NO TRAUMA MAMA is a Perinatal Wellness Support Bundle I wished I had back when I was embarking on my Motherhood journey! A safe space to share, discuss, brainstorm, feel, sense, cry, process in preparation for your MAMAhood. No Trauma Mama Bundle This is a package of therapy sessions and support for expecting mothers! It's… Continue reading ‘No Trauma Mama’ Perinatal Wellness

good mother myth, lived experiences, Mothering, research, Self-care, workshops

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!

Dreams, fairy tales, good mother myth, IFS, inner child, Mothering, polyvagal applications, research, Self-care, therapy

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

IFS, inner child, lived experiences, Mothering, research, Self-care, therapy

So have you heard of IFS yet?

✨✨✨Celebrating the BIG and SMALL victories! And this one feels huge! HORÓ Counselling has added a powerful tool to her (mine, that’s a bit weird) treasure chest of magic! In the last year and a half I have been training, and mastering my craft of healing, care, support, transformation and magic ✨ It has been… Continue reading So have you heard of IFS yet?

Mothering, Publications, research, Uncategorized

Mothering during a pandemic – book chapter

📚 A brand new chapter!!! It is a part this epic collection On Mothering during a Pandemic. This chapter is dedicated to all the mamas I interviewed as part of my research role at Peach Tree Perinatal Wellness who shared with me the Good, the Bad and the Ugly! I took a small part of… Continue reading Mothering during a pandemic – book chapter

lived experiences, Mothering, research

Motherhood and the Ivory tower of Academia

Mothers in Academia…oh what a topic! Riddled with controversy. This graduation day is a micro representation of the ambivalent emotions I felt all throughout my research work, starting in 2010 with my Master of Research in Psychology. My then 7 year old son on PhD graduation day My story sits outside of the “modern academic… Continue reading Motherhood and the Ivory tower of Academia

research

Let’s talk hormones

Let’s talk hormones during the critical times for women: • post partum • menopause • pre-menstrual You don’t hear me go about these too much and there are reasons for this, some of them: ✔️Women’s mental health has been historically labeled and dismissed as “hormonal” and “hysteric”✔️Postnatal depression has been overwhelmingly researched through the Biomedical… Continue reading Let’s talk hormones

Dreams, inner child, Mothering, research, therapy

Podcast: the Soul-Work of Mothering

Fancy that! I was on a podcast with Dr Sophie Brock - The Good Enough Mother, where we had the best chat about: • mothering as Soul Work • Mother Wound and the legacy trauma • Death Mother Complex • Dream analysis • Inner child work • Morning pages All things Feminine: the caring, wild… Continue reading Podcast: the Soul-Work of Mothering

good mother myth, lived experiences, Mothering, Publications, research

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