Becoming Mum

With much excitement and joy, I’d like to announce the ‘birth’ of my new book: Becoming Mum. Becoming Mum is a truly unique self-help book.  It is the first book written to support women, all women, through the psychological passage to motherhood, empowering them to become the kind of mother they wish to be. Becoming Mum is grounded in the latest scientific literature on parenting and psychological health, drawing from mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Attachment Theory.  Further, Becoming Mum is written in a flexible style that supports each woman’s individual circumstances. The practical strategies provided in the book can also easily be adapted to suit further challenges such as miscarriage, postnatal depression and preterm birth. I first had the idea of writing Becoming Mum when I was trying to conceive myself. The psychological passage to motherhood is undoubtedly one of the biggest and most important transitions of a woman’s life.  For many women it is a joyous adventure, but one that involves physical and emotional challenges and enormous personal adjustment.  I wondered why a book to support women through the transition to motherhood did not already exist.  The idea grew along with my pregnancy and I found myself writing an initial outline while heavily pregnant and impatiently awaiting the beginning of labour.  Most of the content of Becoming Mum was literally written on a laptop propped up on my knees while my beloved first child slept across chest. In reading Becoming Mum you’ll discover:

  • your unique parenting values, and how to harness these to become a confident and happy mother
  • how to use mindfulness and acceptance to create a loving bond with your baby and support your baby’s emotional development
  • techniques for coping with criticism, unhelpful advice, distressing emotions and physical pain
  • how to keep your romantic relationship healthy and your support network strong
  • flexible, step by step strategies for facing major challenges that can be adapted to your personal circumstances

For more information visit the Becoming Mum website: www.becomingmum.com.au

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