All Mums Have Scary Thoughts: Let’s Talk About It

All Mums Have Scary Thoughts: Let’s Talk About It

The idea that ALL mums have scary thoughts might be surprising to some, but for many, my hope it is reassuring. Research and mental health professionals affirm that such thoughts are not only common but entirely normal. The spectrum of scary thoughts can be a whole range of concerns, ranging from accidental harm to intentional harm, a baby’s health and safety, sexual thoughts, and distressing images. The patterns of scary thinking may manifest as excessive worry, thoughts about future situations perceived as dangerous, rumination, obsessive thoughts, intrusive memories, and catastrophic misinterpretations.

MINDFUL PARENTING: NURTURING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN CHILDREN

MINDFUL PARENTING: NURTURING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN CHILDREN

As an attachment-based psychotherapist, I sit with so many adults who come to therapy because they are unable to make sense of themselves or what they are feeling. They have difficulty forming relationships and are continually searching for peace from the daily inner...

SHATTERING THE SILENCE: THE HIDDEN REALITIES OF MODERN MOTHERHOOD

SHATTERING THE SILENCE: THE HIDDEN REALITIES OF MODERN MOTHERHOOD

There are many expectations when it comes to motherhood; we will be busy, tired, overwhelmed, but lonely? I wasn’t expecting that. I still feel the pang of jealousy I felt as my husband left for work in the morning, able to stay connected to a world from which I felt...