Motherhood Anxiety Hypnotherapy
Parenthood is generally perceived as nature’s blessing, as a vocation that is gratifying and full of warmth and love. Yet what if you just can’t feel that way? What if you’re terrified, tearful or even apathetic? You’re not alone. Especially as the birth of a child draws near, many expectant parents feel apprehensive that they may not be perfect parents, or that they may not be able to provide for their child as well as they might like. While this is a perfectly natural fear, it is generally an irrational one based on overwhelming emotions and (for the mother-to-be) hormonal changes in the brain.
Baby Blues- Why can’t I connect with my child? Am I a bad person?
No, certainly not. According to NHS statistics, about one in seven mothers suffer from post-natal anxiety in the first three to six months after having a child, while one in ten fathers suffer from post-partum anxiety within the same timeframe. With the right support and treatment, they recover quickly, without any long-term effects on parents or child. Symptoms of post-natal depression include:
• Crying more frequently for weeks after your child is born
• Agitation whenever the baby is around
• Feelings of helplessness and self-loathing
• Inability to bond with the new baby,
• Increased use of alcohol or recreational substances
• Low mood or onset of suicidal thoughts
Reasons for anxiety after childbirth include:
• Being quickly overwhelmed with unfamiliar/more responsibilities
• Financial strain
• A history of depression within your family
What can I do to make it stop? – Motherhood Anxiety Hypnotherapy
If you feel that you have anxiety following the birth of your child, it’s always best to speak to your GP, as with more and more cases coming to light, treatments are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and your suitability as a parent will not be judged on your anxiety levels. Complimentary treatments such as hypnotherapy work well in tandem with medical treatment, because they allow you to explore your unconscious fears and gain insights into how to calm some of your anxieties by understanding them better
What if my children are older? – Motherhood Anxiety Hypnotherapy
Another common fear about parenting is that you will be cope if the child has challenging behaviour issues, especially if you already have children to take care of, or if you need to hold down a job which forces you away from your children more than you would like. These thoughts are based in deep subconscious adequacies and at MLFuentes, we promote a relaxed, empathetic approach to getting rid of parental anxiety through bespoke hypnotherapy sessions.
We offer Hypnotherapy in South London