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Befriending & Integrating our Emotions

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Emotions are core to our sense of self and yet so many people reject their emotions, judge them, fear them or suppress them. Why is it so hard to tolerate, befriend and integrate our emotions and what are the consequence of not doing it?

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Promoting Secure Attachment with your Baby

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Attachment refers to the expectation a child develops of how their caregiver will respond to them when they are distressed. By 6 months of age a baby begins to anticipate a certain response from their primary caregiver when their attachment system is activated (i.e. when they are in pain, frightened, ill or upset). This is based on repeated experiences with their caregiver. However, the pattern of attachment doesn't fully develop until the second 12 months of life.

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The Challenge of Adjusting to Motherhood and Postnatal Depression

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A baby’s birth should be a time of joy, right? Sometimes it can be a joyful and wondrous experience, but it can also be a time of exhaustion, overwhelm, confusion, anxiety, financial stress and family conflict. In short, it is a profound and intense time of change, with many strong and mixed emotions. Motherhood involves developing a whole new set of skills, a completely different lifestyle and being challenged emotionally and psychologically. It can put strain on our partner and family relationships. We can lose our sense of self.

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Why is Self-Esteem Important?

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Self-Esteem comes from having an internal sense of self-worth. It is thinking, feeling and acting in a way that shows you accept, trust and believe in yourself. It involves valuing your uniqueness so that you can live life in a passionate and fulfilling way.

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