#7 Parenting Truths Podcast - Navigating Parenthood and Postnatal Depression with Psychotherapist, Anna MathurMay 31, 2023
In this candid conversation, I'm joined by Anna Mathur, a renowned psychotherapist, best-selling author, and devoted mother of three. Anna fearlessly opens up about her personal struggles with postnatal depression, offering a unique perspective on the challenges of parenthood.
Anna's journey through postnatal depression was a turning point that led her to become a staunch advocate for mental health support for mothers. In this episode, she shares the pivotal moment when her friends staged an intervention in a coffee shop, urging her to seek professional help. This moment of vulnerability and acceptance set her on a path to healing and eventually inspired her to help others going through similar experiences.
Through her own experiences and professional expertise, Anna has discovered the power of taking therapy beyond the confines of a therapy room. She firmly believes in sharing personal stories and insights to support mothers on their motherhood journey. By doing so, she extends her support to fathers and partners as well, encouraging them to be more aware of their spouse's emotional well-being.
During the conversation, we delve into the topic of self-care, a crucial aspect of parenting often overlooked amidst the busyness of family life. Anna sheds light on the significance of self-care and how it plays a fundamental role in maintaining a healthy and balanced parenting experience.
Moreover, we explore Anna's decision to move away from traditional parenting strategies such as the "naughty step" and "star chart." Instead, she advocates for empathetic and understanding approaches that foster a deeper connection between parents and their children. Anna's compassionate parenting approach embraces the uniqueness of each child, encouraging parents to listen, communicate, and nurture their little ones' emotional well-being.
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