Discover how mindfulness can help you cope with the demands of pregnancy and parenthood.
Mindfulness is the art of bringing awareness and openness to your present moment experiences. Pregnancy can be a time of great excitement, joy, anticipation and wonder. But with the anticipation of this major life changing event can also be uncertainty, worry, and anxiety at times. Cultivating mindfulness skills can offer you a way of navigating stressful times in your life. With greater awareness of your mind and its amazing capacity for the weird, wild and wonderful, you can be better placed to respond to challenging or stressful situations with choice, wisdom and clarity. With plenty of research demonstrating that mindfulness practice can change our brain, it is now increasingly recognised that this practice can improve our self-awareness, emotional intelligence and help us handle painful thoughts and feelings more effectively.
In this mindfulness workshop, you will learn:
- About the many benefits of mindfulness
- How to integrate brief mindfulness exercises into your busy life
- How to use mindfulness skills to deal with unpleasant thoughts and feelings
The overall aim of this practical workshop is to teach valuable self-care skills for managing times of stress during pregnancy, parenting and daily life.
Date: Saturday 30th May 2015
Time: 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Venue: MAMA (Midwives and Mothers Australia) at 38 Gatehouse Drive, Kensington
Cost: $75 (manual and afternoon tea included)
To register: ring MAMA on Ph: 9376 7474
Enquiries and questions:
Mobile: 0450 339 774 or
Anne Symons –
I’m a clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience working in a variety of community settings and private practice. I currently see individuals in my private practice, conduct mindfulness skills programs regularly in the community and run workshops on mindfulness for pregnant women and corporate groups. I’ve sought out training in mindfulness-based techniques over the last ten years as my passion for mindfulness has grown. I’ve worked with many clients who have implemented mindfulness skills into their lives transforming how they deal with stress and life’s difficulties. I’ve cultivated my own daily mindfulness practice over several years and have grappled with maintaining it through the journey into parenthood and beyond. As a mother of two young children, I have come to regard mindfulness skills as essential to my own well-being, and then in turn, to that of my family. This has motivated and inspired me to share the many benefits of mindfulness with other expectant parents and those who are already parents.