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Author Nicogossian, Claire, author.
Title Mama, you are enough : how to create calm, joy, and confidence within the chaos of motherhood / Claire Nicogossian, PsyD, clinical psychologist and founder of Mom's Well Being.
Pub Info Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing Co., 2020.
©2020
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 Falmouth-Children's Room  J PARENT TEACHER 306.8743 Nic     AVAILABLE
Descript 326 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Summary "A few years ago, Dr. Claire Nicogossian began noticing a trend in her therapy room: Mothers are struggling with the challenging and unexpected emotions that surface during their journey through motherhood. In the confines of a safe, judgment-free space, they share about the heavy guilt they carry from losing control and yelling at their children; the crippling fear that they are failing their families; and the exhaustion of juggling work, home, and family. Dr. Claire calls these our shadow emotions. While varying in intensity, our shadow emotions take some form of sadness, anger, fear, embarrassment, or disgust, often a combination. In this breakthrough book, Dr. Claire sheds light on these shadow emotions and provides a path to thriving joy, inner calm, and radiant confidence. Drawing upon her own experiences of raising four children and many years of counseling mothers as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Claire shares practical tips, strategies, and encouragement to help women in all stages of motherhood. By creating new language for the feelings moms experience but seldom talk about-inspired by the groundbreaking work of Carl Jung-this book has the power to create a radical shift in the way we understand and navigate modern motherhood. With Dr. Claire's guidance, mothers everywhere will discover the deep joy, fulfillment, and inner peace that are already within their reach."--Amazon.
Note Includes bibliographical references (page 323) and index.
Contents Part I. Learning to thrive in modern motherhood: The key to thriving in motherhood : understanding and managing your emotions and feelings ; A guide to self-care in modern motherhood -- Part II. Embracing sadness on the path to thriving: Soothing the tears : how to embrace sadness and move toward hope ; There's no manual in motherhood : ways to handle feeling ineffective and defeated and increase your confidence ; Running on empty : how feeling exhausted and burned-out creates opportunities to grow ; You can't undo the past : a guide to managing guilt and developing more self-compassion ; Reducing loneliness in motherhood : skills and strategies to find connection and bring in fun ; Time goes slow and children grow fast : how to honor your feelings and stay present in the midst of missing and longing ; Transforming suffering : the steps to take to turn despair into hope, meaning, and purpose -- Part III. Conquering fear and anxiety to cultivate calm: Overcoming anxiety : how to manage worry and anxious thoughts to create joy and connect with others ; Finding your strengths : how to transform moments of insecurity into sources of confidence ; Fear is a great teacher : how embracing what you are afraid of helps you to develop trust and calm -- Part IV. Using anger as a teacher for growth and joy: The red flags of anger : how paying attention to irritability, frustration, and anger is the path of self-care and joy ; Healing the roots of pain : how to transform bitter and resentful feelings into peacefulness, acceptance, and connection ; Highlighting abundance : how feeling jealousy and envy are signals to appreciate your strengths -- Part V. Transforming embarrassment and shame into self-compassion: The uncomfortable moments of motherhood : simple ways to bounce back after an awkward or embarrassing moment ; The hidden suffering of motherhood : how letting go of humiliation and shame creates space for joy and happiness -- Part VI. Using disgust and self-judgment as chance to heal: Handling the disgusting moments of motherhood : keeping perspective and a sense of humor ; The feelings moms have but don't say out loud : how transforming self-hatred to self-love is the key to joy -- Part VII. Conclusion: Revealing your true motherly state of joy, calm, and confidence.
Subject Motherhood.
Motherhood -- Psychological aspects.
Parenting.
Parenting -- Psychological aspects.
Mother and child.
Mother and child -- Psychological aspects.
Mothers -- Psychology.
Mothers -- Mental health.
Self-care, Health.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Motherhood.
SELF-HELP / Emotions.
SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness.
Genre Self-help publications.
Subject Motherhood.
Family members.
Mothers.
Children.
Alt Title Mother, you are enough
ISBN 9781645670698
1645670694
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