LIVE weekly group sessions held every week from 11:30am - 1pm for five weeks
Participate in virtual sessions from the comfort of your own home
Presented by a mother and highly experienced Registered Psychotherapist, Tammy Scanlan
Limited to a maximum of 7 participants to foster in-depth, hands-on learning and connection among group members
Navigating Motherhood: The Early Years
A Support Group for New Moms
Diapers, crying, confusion—oh my!
Although many of us hear about how rewarding parenting can be, there isn't always space to talk about some challenges.
This course is designed for mothers of children aged 3 or younger and is led by Registered Psychotherapist & mom Tammy Scanlan. Tammy looks forward to helping participants learn strategies to develop healthy coping skills and access a powerful sense of community as they navigate this new stage of life.
Week One: Mommy & Me Identity
Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 11:30am - 1:00pm
Exploring the transition into your role and responsibilities as a new mother while maintaining a sense of self, relationships, and life as you knew it
Week Two: Postpartum Life
Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 11:30am - 1:00pm
Recognizing symptoms of postpartum depression and/or anxiety and developing skills to manage mental, emotional, and physical health
Week Three: Oh Mama Care
Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 11:30am - 1:00pm
Identifying your self-care needs as a new mother and locating the people and pathways that can support you in meeting these needs
Week Four: Mom Guilt
Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 11:30am - 1:00pm
Navigating unsolicited advice, feedback, and judgment from others while managing internalized blame, shame, and self-criticism as a mother
Week Five: Relationship Changes
Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 11:30am - 1:00pm
Discussing how parenthood impacts couples & relationship dynamics, how to practice healthy communication, and how to juggle the new demands of life as a team
$500 + HST to participate ($100 + HST per group session, 5 sessions in total)
Each session contains 30 minutes of education/teaching + one hour of sharing, discussion, and group support
We reserve the right to cancel any group due to low enrolment
Hosted by mother & psychotherapist, Tammy Scanlan
Open to all mothers of children aged 3 and below
Covered by insurance (please confirm with your particular benefits provider that you have coverage for services provided by a Registered Psychotherapist)
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Tammy Scanlan has more than 20 years of experience counselling people of all ages to support overall coping, resiliency, positive change, healing and growth. In 2020, she received an Award of Excellence for her dedication to excellence as a Registered Psychotherapist. She is committed to a client-centred perspective in her work and has been described as warm, authentic, open, and engaging by her clients.
To read more about Tammy, click here.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
Research shows that group therapy reduces worry and depression symptoms during pregnancy and postpartum compared to mothers who received no group support 1.
1 2014. Bowen, A., Baetz, M., Schwartz, L., Balbuena, L., & Muhajarine, N. "Antenatal group therapy improves worry & depression symptoms." Israel Journal of Psychiatry; 51(3): 226-36.