Today's Part 2 continues last week's Part 1 of our interview with Jennifer Summerfeldt - Perinatal Therapist and CEO of ASK Therapy, former doula and childbirth educator, and transformational coach. We pick right up from where we last off last week...
Today's Part 2 continues last week's Part 1 of our interview with Jennifer Summerfeldt - Perinatal Therapist and CEO of ASK Therapy, former doula and childbirth educator, and transformational coach. We pick right up from where we last off last week entering the 4th Trimester Postpartum space of home with your new baby. This 4th Trimester Postpartum timeframe is inherently disruptive, discombobulating, and disregulating, especially in our larger culture and it's unrealistic demands. The real question then isn't how to avoid these challenges, or how not to "catch PPD" or other "mood disorders," but how to approach this new phase of life in Motherhood with a growth mindset and the tools to weave oneself back together into the new you. And of course, she shares some tips for Dads and partners too!
Topics covered include:
- What does healthy reintegration look like?
- The importance of connection & community
- Allowing care and support to flow in
- Shifting from a story of wounding to a story of wisdom
- A journey of healing, celebrating, and claiming power
- Compassion for the difficulty and suffering that can impact the process
- The Surviving System vs Thriving System
- and so much more!
Quick links to Jennifer Summerfeldt's full range of offerings:
Main page: https://www.jennifersummerfeldt.com
Her books: https://www.jennifersummerfeldt.com/shop
Ask Therapy: https://www.therapyformoms.ca
Blog post on Postpartum Thriving: https://therapyformoms.substack.com/p/perinatal-mental-health-through-a
To learn more about Katie's FREE weekly Zoom Postpartum Support Group - Thursday's at 1pm PST, and David's FREE monthly Zoom Dad support group - last Thursday of the month at 6pm PST check us out here: https://www.thenestfamilyresource.com/parenting
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