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Postpartum Support Group - 6 week 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.

Time & Location

This group is now closed for registration.
Penticton, 1475 Fairview Rd, Penticton, BC V2A 7N1, Canada

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.

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 environment, and connect with other new moms.

When is this group being offered?

January 24 – February 28, 2019: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28

Thursdays, 1:00pm – 2:30pm Fee: $20 per session (6 sessions per series).

Sliding scale spots available, please contact me directly to discuss reduced rates.

Location: 137D – 1475 Fairview Road, Penticton (The Cannery)

Light snacks & tea will be provided (please indicate if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies)

For more information or to sign up for the group please email: southokanagancounselling@gmail.com

Spaces are limited to a maximum of 6 participants.

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

Motherhood”.

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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