43 min

3. CBT therapist Clare Flaxen on managing postnatal anxiety Postnatal FAQ

    • Kids & Family

Show notes:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist Clare Flaxen, who runs Resilient Mums, discusses how common it is for postnatal women to experience anxiety. She talks through strategies that can help you calm down and understand your anxiety. Clare highlights how intrusive, distressing thoughts aren’t necessarily true, and we don’t need to give them power. She discusses the “tyranny of positivity” and how it’s not realistic to expect to be happy all the time as a new mother. Clare stresses the need to talk to someone if you’re suffering from postnatal depression, and to repeatedly go back to the GP and get some help if you are worried. She also looks at how having a baby can affect your relationship, and how important it can be to walk in each other’s shoes and try to gain insight into what the other person is experiencing.
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Links:
Resilient Mums - https://www.resilientmums.com
Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/131152177522390/
Susan David, Emotional Agility - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_6hu6JLH98

Show notes:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist Clare Flaxen, who runs Resilient Mums, discusses how common it is for postnatal women to experience anxiety. She talks through strategies that can help you calm down and understand your anxiety. Clare highlights how intrusive, distressing thoughts aren’t necessarily true, and we don’t need to give them power. She discusses the “tyranny of positivity” and how it’s not realistic to expect to be happy all the time as a new mother. Clare stresses the need to talk to someone if you’re suffering from postnatal depression, and to repeatedly go back to the GP and get some help if you are worried. She also looks at how having a baby can affect your relationship, and how important it can be to walk in each other’s shoes and try to gain insight into what the other person is experiencing.
Follow us on Instagram: @postnatalfaq
Follow Abby on Twitter @abbyhollick

Links:
Resilient Mums - https://www.resilientmums.com
Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/131152177522390/
Susan David, Emotional Agility - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_6hu6JLH98

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