What We Talked About
Motherhood and mental health is a topic we’ve discussed frequently here, and we knew it was one we wanted to include in the Okayest Moms Summer Series. Andrea, a counselor and mental health expert, has a degree Child and Family Development from Arizona State and has a masters in counseling. She founded Bloom Healing, which provides individual and group counseling specializing in addiction, anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, trauma, and childhood behavior. She is also a mother of three. You can follow along with Andrea on Instagram or Facebook.
Andrea lead us on a conversation about some of the ways mothers specifically struggle when it comes to mental health. She also provided some practical, in the moment techniques to apply when you feel the shift in your mental health. We loved this part of the conversation about what Andrea calls the “committee in your head.”
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Things We Mentioned
The Inside Out emotions chart mentioned in the webinar can be found here. It’s a great way to see where the emotions you are feeling are really rooted.
This NY Times article was also mentioned (originally heard referenced on Young House Love Has a Podcast). We can’t all do everything perfectly all at once and we shouldn’t put that pressure on ourselves as moms, or on our kids!
A few books Andrea suggested for moms who want to continue to work on their mental health:
This webinar is part of Okayest Moms Summer Series Session 1: Moms Are People Too. Each webinar in this week focuses on different ways mothers can take care of themselves so that they are are in a better frame of mind to care for everyone else. You can see the other webinars in this session here.
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What are some ways you’ve found to keep your mental health running smoothly? Do you have a system of checks and balances to know when you need to stop and assess?
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