Join us in April 2018 for the next antenatal course!
When? Two Sunday afternoons in April (8/4, 15/4)
What time? 2pm to 6:30pm
Where? Dee Wardrop Speech Pathology, 352 St Georges Road Thornbury 3071, Melbourne, Australia
JOIN US FOR A THIRD SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN APRIL TO BE EQUIPPED WITH ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE FOR EFFECTIVE PARENTING – REGISTER FOR BOTH COURSES AND RECEIVE 50% OFF THE COST OF THE PARENTING WORKSHOP
Facilitated by Dr Adrienne Brown, and mother of two and perinatal psychologist, this workshop supports you to develop confidence in your parenting and strengthen family bonds. This requires:
- Self-care and emotional wellbeing
- Trusting your innate capacity as a parent
- Understanding developmental impacts on behaviour
- Allowing yourself to make mistakes
- Tuning in to your child’s emotional needs
- Enhancing emotional resilience
- Improving communication with your partner
This course is open to anyone wanting guidance around parenting
Partners attend for free!
Rebates are available for those with a relevant mental health care plan or private health insurance. Please contact us with questions about rebates.
The Mindful Beginnings Antenatal Course does more than prepare you for childbirth. The mindfulness component teaches you skills that will assist you throughout your parenting journey.
This antenatal course is unique in that it is designed and facilitated by a psychologist. Dr Adrienne Brown specialises in perinatal psychology and mindfulness and, a mother of two herself, is committed to providing people with the right support during this exciting yet uncertain and often challenging time.
By attending this course you will learn all you need to know about childbirth and more!
Our midwife will teach you about
- Physiology of childbirth
- Birthing positions
- Birth partner support
Adrienne will teach you skills to
- Sit with uncertainty
- Ground, focus and conserve energy in childbirth
- Enable relaxation and softening during labour
- Manage labour pain
- Bond with your baby during pregnancy
- Manage stress, fatigue, anxiety and fear
- Cope with unmet expectations
You are welcome to attend…
At any stage of pregnancy – usually second or third trimester
When pregnant for the second, third, or fourth (or fifth!) time – some people want to do things differently next time, and it’s so hard to find time for yourself, your baby and your partner once there is already a little one in your family
Other information about the course…
Courses are designed for a maximum of five couples (pregnant women and birthing partner), thereby allowing a safe and comfortable space for learning and participation
A non-refundable deposit of $100 secures your place in the course and the remaining fee is due one week prior to the course commencing
Rebates are available for those with a relevant mental health care plan or private health insurance. Please contact us with questions about rebates
It’s important that you know…
Mindfulness is not something you can master in a couple of weeks. It requires a commitment to practice. With commitment you will not be disappointed, as the benefits are wide-ranging and will be noticed for the rest of your life. Due to this, there is an expectation that all course participants commit to practicing mindfulness daily throughout the course and in the weeks following. We start off slow, and full support is provided throughout the course including a range of mindfulness meditations to aid home practice.
Register for our next course