2. A story: George starting school and a mother’s trust.
6 Easy ways for new mothers to feel less stressed, but before we get there
Your baby or toddler is a little bundle of energy with needs; born innocent and pure with no hidden agenda. If your baby’s needs are addressed, this huge learning experience can have more moments of delight than moments of tearing your hair out.
Remember too that babies and toddlers learn from mum and dad from the very beginning; not just when they can speak or conform to how you wish them to behave.
Bundle of energy: Think the womb
When your baby is in the womb he/she senses your emotional state. If you are
We are all energy, living in an energetic field and if we can change any negative emotional energy to a positive energy- it’s a win, win for all.
If you are a new mother even with the best support system, you can feel a whole variety of emotions e.g. worry, anxiety, moments of joy, feelings of tiredness.
If you are the mother of that bundle of fun called a toddler, you too will have moments of wildly swinging emotions.
Try to recognise these emotions for what they are. Accept them and take a moment to quieten or to enjoy.
Find ways to
can be tackled with little adjustments; it does not need to involve huge effort.
Once mum is happy and relaxed, baby has an odds on chance to be the same. So if the mother seeks resolution to any anxiety, the positive result and energetic vibration transfers to baby or child. Often the baby will sleep better, feed better, be more content.
** This transference of positive energy to your child can occur all through your role as a parent!** No pressure then!
A holistic approach is fantastic but that prospect may add to Overwhelm. Perhaps choose an area which appears easy; do something you fancy:
Diet, Exercise, Stress Management, Organisation, Spiritual benefit, Mindfulness, Meditaion and Visualisation.
Sometimes an improved nutrition programme can make a huge difference to how you feel. It can sharpen you up, make you feel less tired. Convenience food has its place too; SuperWoman status is ideally not achievable when you are a new mother or you have a toddler who won’t sleep.
Sarah Jackson’s Facebook page is bright, cheerful with some gorgeous food ideas. I am not suggesting you have to ferment food. I don’t but one day I might. Just take a look and use or adapt ideas from the page. I think they are gluten free too.
Get your heart and lungs moving; raise those endorphins. Finding time to do some exercise helps you mentally and physically.
You want to feel confident and in control but sometimes self-doubt creeps in and debilitating feelings of stress, anxiety, overwhelm, frustration, low self-confidence, anger , depression, an endless list can present and cause problems.
You have to acknowledge the situation, address it, stop struggling and seek help or advice.
I work with many tools and techniques all excellent in lowering, managing and clearing stress. I specialise in EFT aka Tapping and Matrix reImprinting.
You can have a Self-Help tool literally at your fingertips. If the issues go deeper then working 1-1 with a skilled practitioner can help you shift those negative feelings.
Here are some articles explaining the techniques.
Heart Math Breathing to control panic attacks
Sharon King’s book: Heal Your Birth, Heal Your Life. ( Link to-Babies in the womb)
Check out my website Hampshire-EFT or call me for a chat Mobile: 07917 680967.
Simple management and coping stategies will help you through the day. If you can’t see the wood for the trees then
I have studied Sandy Newbigging’s ‘Mind Calm’ and I love it. There is much to learn and appreciate; exercises to help quieten your busy thinking and mind chatter.
Mindfulness is a great and successful buzz word and which has gained much respect and kudos.I do not know too much as I feel satisifed personally with Mind Calm.
”Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.”
In my mind being mindful helps you to avoid or recognise the self-sabotage behaviour which can absolutely screw up your plans, hopes and dreams. I run Workshops on ‘How to avoid Self-Sabotage’.
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A world of wonder, appreciation and beauty. I work intuitively. I allow things to fall into place (even though I may sometimes be hyper keen to have them happen- NOW!)
I have not given links. You will discover what you need to discover; send out an Intention to learn and grow.
For those times when your baby or toddler seems
Remember that this time is short and precious.
Email: email@example.com to find out if Energy and Emotional Healing could help you to move on in your life.
Specialist areas: Divorce and Relationship issues, Fertility and Mother/Child relationships, Emotional Trauma. Susan is the author of Survive and Thrive after Trauma.