Becoming Mum

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 th

  • Title: Becoming Mum
  • Author: Koa Lou Whittingham
  • ISBN: 9780992272609
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 The psychological passage to motherhood is undoubtedly one of the biggest and most important transitions of a woman s life It is not without its challenges EBecoming 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 The psychological passage to motherhood is undoubtedly one of the biggest and most important transitions of a woman s life It is not without its challenges Even without complications, becoming a mum includes dramatic physical challenges, from morning sickness to the birth itself It also has wide reaching flow on effects, as it changes a woman s relationship with her partner, her career, her family and her friends Becoming a mother is a joyous adventure for many, but it is also an adventure that includes physical, mental and emotional challenges, as well as enormous personal adjustment In Becoming Mum, Dr Koa Whittingham, a clinical and developmental psychologist, parenting researcher and mother, draws on the latest research, her clinical experience and her own experiences as a mother In each chapter you will find suggestions on how to apply the concepts presented in Becoming Mum to your unique situation, including coping with challenges such as miscarriage, postnatal depression and preterm birth 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 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 The book encourages women to enjoy motherhood and builds each woman s self confidence as a mother by helping her to discover and live by her unique mothering values Further, Becoming Mum liberates mothers from the dual pressures of self doubt and criticism from others, empowering every mother to parent her child in the way that she feels is best for her own unique baby 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 Mums deserve psychological support that is nonjudgmental, empowering and liberating support that is grounded in each woman s values and easily adaptable to each woman s circumstances and now they can find that support in Becoming Mum Become the mum that you want to be

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    1. Amy

      In Becoming Mum, Dr. Koa Whittingham encourages readers to engage in interactive exercises that explore and vitalize the psychological passage into motherhood. This book, which is based on the principles of mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy, is primarily intended for women who are in efforts to conceive, who are pregnant, or who are parenting infants. Dr. Whittingham notes that the book is meant to be flexible, though, so it could apply (at leas [...]

    2. Tasha

      Best "pregnancy" book I have read - cognitive behavioural therapy techniques specifically aimed at women with histories of anxiety and depression who are planning to/about to become/already are mothers. Absolutely what I needed to read right now, and will definitely be buying this for all my pregnant friends in future.

    3. Amy Mitchell

      Becoming Mum, the brain-child of Dr Koa Whittingham – psychologist, parenting researcher, author, and mother – opens a window into an infinite world of parenting possibilities. The reader is guided on a journey of self-discovery, awareness, and change. The author empowers mothers to identify their own parenting values and goals and to use these to guide their everyday lives as they work towards nurturing strong and loving relationships with baby, partner, family, and self. The exercises that [...]

    4. Jacqui Allen

      This was a really interesting read and had some great practical techniques to help with acceptance of the journey of motherhood and explores it from many different perspectives. The book largely centres on values and getting these clear so that the journey of motherhood reflects these values - as well as showing that whilst not everything goes to plan there are easy ways to get back on track - by returning to values. It also is a workbook with lots of questions and enables the reader to closely [...]

    5. Cathy

      A beautifully written book for mums and parents. Empowering and easy to read, this book helps you to parent according to your values. I found this extremely helpful and discovered that by doing this, I feel so much stronger in my parenting ways. I find I now don't have to justify to other parents and friends how I put baby to sleep, etc. I now know I am parenting from my values, this is what works for my baby and me. A great book to help you find exactly what you feel comfortable and happy with [...]

    6. Laydeej

      Beautiful book for preparing mother's for the challenge of parenting.It is like a walk through journal. Gives clarity on bringing out questions on values that you wish to instill in your future offspring.

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