Take a Journey to Calm by Ginny Hartley978-1-922542-80-9, 978-1-922542-91-5 **Price includes shipping across Australia**
Take a Journey to Calm
For today’s mothers the pressures don’t stop with the issues of new motherhood. Right up there with the extreme stress mothers place upon themselves to be the perfect mother/partner/daughter/friend are innumerable other stressors. Most women are trying to be everything to everyone. The book shows mothers how these stressors are affecting their lives, and assures them there is light at the end of tunnel.
Readers are asked to take the journey through 12 chapters of self-help strategies to improve their ability to cope with being a new mother or a mother of one or more young children. Mothers are shown how unpack the barriers to finding their parenting mojo, and how to adopt new habits that help foster wellness and achieve balance in their roles in life. They will learn how to manage difficult emotions, to check the facts on self-critical thinking and to target unhelpful behaviours that are getting in the way of achieving a state of calmness. Out of the chaos there can be calm. They’ll learn about themselves, what motivates them, and what their values are. They’ll learn why they shouldn’t put themselves last, and are given strategies to overcome this situation. They will be guided through how to strengthen the bonds with their baby, and learn that their baby has its own personality from the start. They’ll explore what underlies unique triggers points and what they can achieve through an active commitment to practising all these new skills. Importantly, they’ll learn how to control their thoughts and emotions differently so they are better able to cope with their child. They’ll find out about their blind spots, and what can be done to ensure they don’t get in the way of their emotional needs. They’ll become tuned-in to their child, tuned in to others, tuned into themselves!
Trim size: 6 x 9 (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Page count: 130
Internal pages: B&W