In her text, Therapy and the Postpartum Woman, author K. Kleiman states, “A postpartum woman needs refuge from the suffering.” She needs to feel supported, accepted, to find direction and make meaning of her experience, and gain greater understanding of what has transpired in her life. Group therapy can be an effective way of treating Postpartum distress for a number of reasons.
There are three messages of hope that I would like to share with moms experiencing Postpartum Distress (PPD) or Postpartum Psychosis (PPP).
With a new year comes the tradition of creating resolutions and the opportunity to step away from the unhealthy or “old” ways of doing things. As you slow down to reflect on the past year, how can you pay attention those things you want to change in the upcoming year as well as those things that you did well?
This time of year we are encouraged to share Christmas cheer and invited to gather and spend time with loved ones. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, sadness and pain will be part of the holiday experience. Provided are some tips for navigating this season.