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CMA to Perinatal Mental Health Difficulties


Event Information

University of Birmingham
Date of Event
5th May 2017
Last Booking Date for this Event
4th May 2017

'I thought having a baby was supposed to be joyful?' The Compassionate Mind Approach to Perinatal Mental Health Difficulties: Using compassion focused therapy to enhance mood, confidence and bonding.

This workshop is aimed at practitioners who are working with women experiencing perinatal mental health difficulties. The workshop will outline how to use a CFT approach in working with postnatal depression, anxiety and bonding difficulties. It will explore some of the many influences which 'throw us off course' when we have a baby, which we do not choose but which we can end up blaming ourselves for and some of the myths of new motherhood which suggest we are 'off course' when we are not.

It will also address how to understand how influences from our earlier life experiences may come to bear on becoming a mother and techniques for building our compassionate mind in relation to postnatal depression, and other difficulties which arise in the perinatal period such as anxiety, and a struggle to bond.

Dr Michelle Cree is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and author who specialises in perinatal care.