Adapting to Parenthood

Session 1 - Challenges & postnatal depression
Recognising and identifying the challenges of parenthood
Understanding self-awareness and our window of tolerance
Signs and symptoms of postnatal depression
Identifying what can help

Session 2 - Managing stress
Recognising and understanding stress
How stress impacts on our bodies and minds
Stress management skills

Session 3 - Mother guilt
The thoughts – feelings – behaviour cycle
Understanding common cognitive biases
Addressing mother guilt
Overcoming unhelpful thinking styles

Session 4 - Self worth
Changes to identity and self-worth in parenthood
Dealing with isolation
Identifying resources and support

Session 5 - Relationships
Relationships – the changes and the challenges
What to watch out for
Skills for strengthening your relationships
Developing resilience within relationships

Session 6 - Changing values
Understanding our changing values
The impact of value disequilibrium
Getting back in sync
Evaluation and feedback
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Adapt to Parenthood Course

Adapting to Parenthood

$230
Qualified Counsellors
Different Weekly Topics
New Mums Support Group

Adapt to parenthood alongside mothers with similar challenges

We know there are many new stages of parenthood to navigate beyond our babies being born. The newborn stage, however challenging at times, can be filled with care and support from our partners, family and friends as everyone enjoys the excitement of our new baby. As parenthood becomes our new normal and time goes by, many begin to experience parenthood in new challenging and stressful ways.

 

Each week the Adapting to Parenthood (early years) course covers issues known to be challenging for many parents worldwide. The course provides an opportunity to develop valuable self-awareness, insight and tools to help you adjust to parenthood. This course is aimed at mothers who wish to prepare emotionally for some of the challenges that parenthood may bring or who are already experiencing the emotional challenges of adjusting to parenthood.

 

On this course you will be participating alongside other mothers like yourself seeking to navigate their way through the challenges of early parenthood. Learning with others going through similar experiences can provide support and connection that is proven to be helpful. Classes are held in Beloved Bumps’ beautiful baby-friendly space.

 

Week 1: Challenges & postnatal depression
Week 2: Managing stress
Week 3: Mother guilt
Week 4: Self worth
Week 5: Relationships
Week 6: Changing values

Sessions are held Tuesdays @ 7.30 – 9.30pm

Introductory Offer - 50% Off February Course!

Get 50% off our February course with coupon code ``ADAPT`` at checkout.

  • Adapting to Parenthood – The Early Years

  • $230
    • 6 weeks of talks led by professional counsellors
    • Handouts relevant to topics covered
    • Between-session exercises
    • Access to between-session and/or intensive support where necessary
    • Tea, coffee and cookies included

FAQs

Can I bring my baby with me?

The value of making time to focus on yourself is a key message in this course. So, much as we value your little one, this course is designed for mothers to attend without them in order to have the opportunity to engage and participate without distraction.

Can my partner attend with me?

This course is currently focused on mothers only. However, we would be interested to know your views at the end of the course, on whether you feel your partner may benefit from something similar so that we can make this available to them if desired.

Why is this course delivered by counsellors?

Whilst this is a pre-planned topic-based course, some of the content is sensitive and relevant to emotional wellbeing. This means that trained counsellors are well placed to deliver the course. You will be encouraged to share only as much as you feel comfortable sharing during course sessions.

 

Given the sensitive nature of some of the topics covered, the counsellors will be available should you wish to discuss any arising issues or challenges more privately after or between course sessions.

What is your cancellation policy in the case of COVID-19/Coronavirus?

IMPORTANT: Given that our clients are a vulnerable group (eg, pregnant women and children), Beloved Bumps reserves the right to go to virtual teaching and learning at any point. While Beloved Bumps will always adhere to Singapore law and recommendations during times of crises, we believe it’s important to err on the side of caution for the protection of our clients.

 

  • If you have contracted COVID-19 or have COVID-19-related symptoms (eg, fever, runny nose or cough), then please notify us immediately as unfortunately you will not be able to attend the group sessions in person.
    • VIRTUAL OPTION: If the above situation applies, then we will offer you a virtual class alternative.
    • REFUND: If you have contracted COVID-19 and would like to receive a refund instead because you CANNOT attend a virtual class, please let us know and we will process a refund, the amount of which depends on how many sessions you have missed. Please note that you will need to confirm this with a medical certificate. We will not provide a refund for those who are only showing symptoms and otherwise can attend a virtual class on the same day and time as their originally scheduled class.

 

  • If our instructors have contracted COVID-19 or have COVID-19-related symptoms (eg, fever, runny nose or cough), then we will work hard to provide a virtual option or another time when you can attend the class. If the class has to be canceled, then a full refund will be given

 

  • If you haven’t contracted the COVID-19 and don’t have COVID-19-related symptoms, and you are unwilling to attend virtually, then our usual cancellation policy applies (under ‘Cancellations and Refunds’).

 

For other situations, please see our full Terms & Conditions.

Venue:  46 Kim Yam Road, #03-05 The Herencia  |  Class Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm

No classes scheduled yet. Please check back later, or contact us for more details.

Overview

Below is a general overview of the topics covered in the Adapting to Parenthood course. Please note that this overview does not fully cover the details of each topic. Topics in each session will be covered via talks guided by the counsellor leading your session and through interactive activities and group participation. We will adapt and change the information based on participants and their goals for attending. We recognise that some topics may be sensitive and no pressure will be placed on any group member to share or discuss anything they do not feel comfortable with. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out and email Yolande at yolande.f@connectcounselling.clinic

Session 1 - Challenges & postnatal depression

Recognising and identifying the challenges of parenthood
Understanding self-awareness and our window of tolerance
Signs and symptoms of postnatal depression
Identifying what can help

Session 2 - Managing stress

Recognising and understanding stress
How stress impacts on our bodies and minds
Stress management skills

Session 3 - Mother guilt

The thoughts – feelings – behaviour cycle
Understanding common cognitive biases
Addressing mother guilt
Overcoming unhelpful thinking styles

Session 4 - Self worth

Changes to identity and self-worth in parenthood
Dealing with isolation
Identifying resources and support

Session 5 - Relationships

Relationships – the changes and the challenges
What to watch out for
Skills for strengthening your relationships
Developing resilience within relationships

Session 6 - Changing values

Understanding our changing values
The impact of value disequilibrium
Getting back in sync
Evaluation and feedback

Upcoming Classes

No classes scheduled yet. Please check back later, or contact us for more details.

Yolande Ferguson

Associate Counsellor
Connect Counselling and Psychotherapy

 

Yolande grew up in South Africa and later moved to the UK where she worked for a number of years as a Social Worker. She initially trained as a Social Worker and later went on to gain a Masters in Counselling. Yolande has always been motivated to work with individuals in need and has over 20 years’ experience of working with diverse client groups facing a variety of complex issues and challenges. As a counsellor Yolande has an interest in working with individuals who are grappling with new life changes, particularly new parents adjusting to parenthood.

 

As both a mother and expat, Yolande is well aware of the challenges facing parents adjusting to parenthood, as well as when living abroad. Recognising that we can better cope with and enjoy caring for our children when we also take care of ourselves, Yolande was motivated to develop a course focusing on the emotional wellbeing of parents adapting to the challenges of parenthood.

Alison de la Cour

Associate Counsellor
Connect Counselling and Psychotherapy

 

Alison is originally from the UK and she has been living and working in Singapore for more than 25 years. Alison is a counsellor having completed both a Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology and a Master’s degree in Counselling.

 

Alison views life’s challenges as opportunities for growth. As the mother of a teenager, and having experienced parenting as a single parent, Alison is driven to empower mothers with new awareness and tools for coping offered through the Adapting to Parenthood course.

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