Starting in 2015 Tree House Family Counselling will be running an awesome new program/group for mums. Here is why!

I love being a mum and am lucky enough to be surrounded by wonderful supportive women (my mum, my sister, my girls, my Mama’s group).
I also am a part of many parenting and mama related groups online and see and talk to other mums weekly about their experiences through my work. I have learnt some interesting things about how mums do and do not support each other since becoming a mum.

As you may have read in a previous blog post, I think Parenting is hard. I think all parents and mums especially, need to support each other more. I think mums are too hard on themselves and sometimes each other. I think mums feel judged, overwhelmed, stressed, inadequate and tired. I think mums deserve to look after themselves but are often too busy putting everyone else’s needs first.

We all have our own parenting styles, have parenting fails and parenting wins, good days and bad days. I want to bring Mums together to learn from each other and share with each other without judgement. I want to help mums understand how to listen to their gut, follow their instincts and do what feels right for themselves and their family. I want to help mums nourish and nurture themselves in the company of other women. I want to bring together mums of all kinds to create a tribe of women who can hear each other.

A support circle for women looks like this daisy, the green circle (not perfectly shaped but with bumps and irregularity) holds together and overlaps the individual, beautiful petals :)

So this brings me to the details of The Tree House Mamas Support Circle. 1 night a week for 8 weeks during term time. A small group of mums coming together to learn about and discuss such topics as nurturing and nourishing yourself and your adult relationships and managing and expressing emotions such as guilt, anger and overwhelm. The chance to share an issue or topic that you are struggling with and have input from a professional counsellor and other mums in a respectful and non-judgmental space. A chance to focus on yourself and your wellbeing for 2 hours a week. Nice tea and yummy, healthy treats in a beautiful, comfy environment.

The group will be facilitated by me, Emma Holdsworth a trained and experienced counsellor who has worked with parents and kids for many years in both individual and group settings.

At the end of the 8 weeks the group will decide ‘Where to from here?’ There will be several options for continued support and how that looks will be determined by the needs of the group.

The first Tree House Mamas Support Circle starts in February 2015. You can get all the details and reserve your spot HERE.

I can’t wait to welcome you in to the Tribe xx

PS – The extra awesomeness is that Bookings made by the 31st December will receive a FREE copy of the Energetic Mama ebook written by Jessica Donovan! Valued at $29.95!