4 Reasons Why… Mums Who Seek Support Can Improve Their Emotional Wellbeing
I’m passionate about supporting women with their emotional wellbeing. I believe as women, we want to feel empowered when it comes to our emotional heath, and we hope to be the best version of ourselves possible; whether at home, at work, or in our personal relationships.
When we feel stressed, anxious, low, angry, overwhelmed, etc., we often want those negative feelings to pass. We want to feel happier, more balanced, or calm again. When we feel ‘stuck’, or when something happens in life that creates a sense of anxiety, uncertainty, depressed mood, or affects us in an unexpected way, many of us want a quick fix. We want a resolution, some kind of change, answers, or want to feel as though we are in control.
I believe, that sometimes (despite how much you want to) it can be a struggle to think objectively, clearly, and non-judgementally, about a situation you find yourself in. Yet you need to find the best way forward for YOU. I understand how evidence-based approaches to counselling therapy and psychology can make huge differences in the ways many women feel. Yet, there are many other ways that you can reach out for support, so whichever hand you take, know that you are investing in finding that happier, stronger version of yourself, and that takes courage!
1. Because Your MOTHERHOOD Experience is Unique
As a mother of two, I understand that pregnancy and birth, and growing into motherhood, isn’t always a natural, seamless transition that we have grown up to believe it should be. We need support and understanding, and then more support! We need to a sense of security; that there is still a ‘village’ to help us along the way. Many mothers simply don’t have this available support around them, yet still feel pressure and expectations to be the picture-perfect mother, the perfect home-maker, the perfect partner. This is not realistic, nor helpful. Understanding and accepting your unique experience, is central to being the best version of you, that you can be!
2. Because Your MIND-BODY Connection is Real
The MIND-BODY connection exists; we can’t separate the two when it comes to our health and emotional wellbeing. It’s through the ways we choose to live our daily lives – such as the ways we have learned to think and act (our mindset, core beliefs and behavioural patterns), the ways we feed our bodies (nutrition) and the ways we move our body (exercise), as well as the ways in which we care for ourselves (or lack thereof). Our mind and body are undeniably linked, and as time moves on, more and more research is providing us with evidence of how one affects the other. Learning how YOUR mind-body connection personally influences you, is important to understanding how you can improve your whole sense of wellness.
3. Because You’re a SOCIAL BEING
As human beings we are social creatures – we need, and thrive on CONNECTION with other people. Put simply, our social connections impact our health. In this social media-encompassed world, some people may have many ‘friends’ but still feel lonely. Is this true connection? In order to experience the benefits of real connection, we need to feel truly heard, appreciated, valued, understood, cared for, and loved. Sometimes, when one or more of these needs are not met, we may experience stress, depression, anxiety, anger, a lack of self-esteem, etc. Working through your needs, and understanding what is ‘missing’ or lacking in your life, can work wonders for your wellbeing.
4. Because NEUROSCIENCE is Empowering You
NEUROSCIENCE is able to show us how we can naturally (and freely!) ‘re-wire’ our brains (neuroplasticity). We can change our chemistry; our thinking patterns, our moods and feeling patterns, and also the actual structure of our brains over time. Amazing, huh? …and through learning how you can do this, you can make yourself a happier being!
As a Counsellor, I believe that women, once informed and empowered about their health and emotional wellbeing, can make significant changes, and enhance their lives.
I do this work, so that I can help you:
Become a more balanced mum who enjoys motherhood,
Become a more resilient woman,
Become more successful at work,
Feel a greater sense of happiness.
I understand how important it is to have emotional support by your side, so I choose to walk with you, in a safe place, at your own pace.
Wendy Gilroy is a Mother of 2, and a professional Counsellor for women. Wendy has a degree in Psychology, a Masters degree in Addiction Studies, and a Diploma of Counselling. She lives in Sydney, Australia, and offers secure ONLINE counselling for women around the world, as well as telephone, face-to-face and home visit services for mums.
Disclaimer: This is for information purposes only. If you have any concerns about your physical or mental health, please consult your healthcare practitioner for medical advice.