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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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What is Transpersonal Counselling?

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Transpersonal counselling focuses on the whole person. It is based on the psychology of health and human potential and recognises our desire for wholeness, meaning and spiritual connection. Instead of focusing on illness, the transpersonal approach perceives the individual as engaged in the process of development toward full humanity. It sees dysfunction and crisis as an opportunity for growth and movement towards wholeness. The personality is seen as a vessel that enables the soul or spirit to navigate through the world.

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