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Summerland & Penticton
6 week Postpartum Support Group February/March 2019 series
A non-judgemental, confidential group to help support women's mental health in their first year postpartum. Learn about self-care, motherhood myths & expectations, how to cope with anxiety/panic & depression, setting boundaries, identifying unhelpful thoughts and more. Spaces are limited.
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Summerland & Penticton
About The Event
South Okanagan Counselling presents a 6-week postpartum peer support group for moms in their first year postpartum. Whether this is your first child, or third, all mothers with newborns are encouraged to join if they feel they are struggling with mental health issues. Newborns and non-mobile babies are welcome. This is a closed-group and registration is required. Spaces are limited to a maximum of 6 participants.
Come join us as we:
Learn about motherhood myths & expectations which new mothers often place upon themselves, and shifting your mindset from striving for perfection to being a “good enough” mother.
Practice self-care & relaxation techniques including setting boundaries, learning how to ask for help, and breathing exercises.
Discuss the highs and lows of motherhood in a supportive, safe, and confidential environment, and connect with other new moms. Learn about postpartum mood disorders and how to effectively cope.
When/where is this group being offered?
Wednesdays, February 27 – April 3, 2019
Time - 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Saturdays, March 2 – April 6, 2019
Time - 10:00am – 11:30am
What is the cost?
Total investment: $120 per series
**Sliding scale spots are available, please contact me directly to discuss reduced rates**
How do I sign up?
For more information or to register please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
OR call/text 250-487-9119
About the Facilitator
Stefanie Iverson is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and holds a Master's of Counselling
Psychology from City University of Seattle. In addition to her post-graduate training she has also taken
training specifically related to postpartum mental health including Pacific Post Partum Support
Society's "Perinatal Support Skills & Group Facilitation" series and Maternal Mental Health NOW's “Bringing Light to
Outside of her role of Clinical Counsellor, Stefanie is a mother of 3 young children. Her role and
experience with motherhood has taught her invaluable lessons about life which inform her practice
and work with clients. Through her own personal ups and downs, and parenting challenges, she has
learned about patience, understanding, compassion, and perseverance to a degree which cannot be
found in any textbook.
What can a peer support group offer me?
Whether you are a new mom, or this is your 3rd child, we all could benefit from a little extra support from time to time. Support groups are a wonderful way to connect with like-minded individuals, share personal stories, and learn from the experiences of others who "get it". It serves as a reminder that you are not alone.
What can you gain from attending a peer support group? Besides connecting with other moms, you will be provided you with psycho-educational information and tools to help you cope with common struggles that many mothers face in their first year postpartum.
Most importantly, support groups provide a safe, encouraging, and confidential environment where
participants can share & learn from one another. I hope you will join us!
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