57 min

Kate Ferdinand on the joy and complexity of being a step-parent and her miscarriage heartbreak Therapy Works

    • Mental Health

“I feel like I always kind of longed for that family set up and I've got it. But although I feel loved and and I love my family, I've also kind of fallen into being a stepmum where I also sometimes feel that it's not my family.”
In this moving and revealing conversation Kate Ferdinand opens up on subjects that affect us all. This conversation explores: 
• How her childhood shaped her and in particular her relationship with her father
• The complexities and joys of being a stepmother and we can have multiple loves all at the same time
• How love for those that have died lives on in the family, becomes part of the family and needs to be integrated by those joining them
• The difficulties of social media and why comparison is the direct route to misery
• Her own experience of miscarriage and why she needed to be open about it 
• How she has had to learn that expressing difficult feelings can release her from old, hardwired patterns
• The notion that love is the strongest medicine

Julia’s Website: https://juliasamuel.co.uk/
Julia’s Instagram: @juliasamuelmbe
Grief Works app: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/grief-works-self-care-love/id1558867513
If you'd like to get in touch with the podcast team, please contact us on therapyworkspodcast@gmail.com.
If you are in need of bereavement support please visit Cruse: https://www.cruse.org.uk/
A big thank you to our sponsor, BetterHelp. If you’re thinking of giving therapy a try, BetterHelp is a great option. It’s not only convenient and can be done from the comfort of your own home, but it’s also affordable. All you have to do is fill out a quick survey and you’ll be matched with a therapist! 
Visit betterhelp.com/therapyworks today to get 10% off your first month.
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“I feel like I always kind of longed for that family set up and I've got it. But although I feel loved and and I love my family, I've also kind of fallen into being a stepmum where I also sometimes feel that it's not my family.”
In this moving and revealing conversation Kate Ferdinand opens up on subjects that affect us all. This conversation explores: 
• How her childhood shaped her and in particular her relationship with her father
• The complexities and joys of being a stepmother and we can have multiple loves all at the same time
• How love for those that have died lives on in the family, becomes part of the family and needs to be integrated by those joining them
• The difficulties of social media and why comparison is the direct route to misery
• Her own experience of miscarriage and why she needed to be open about it 
• How she has had to learn that expressing difficult feelings can release her from old, hardwired patterns
• The notion that love is the strongest medicine

Julia’s Website: https://juliasamuel.co.uk/
Julia’s Instagram: @juliasamuelmbe
Grief Works app: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/grief-works-self-care-love/id1558867513
If you'd like to get in touch with the podcast team, please contact us on therapyworkspodcast@gmail.com.
If you are in need of bereavement support please visit Cruse: https://www.cruse.org.uk/
A big thank you to our sponsor, BetterHelp. If you’re thinking of giving therapy a try, BetterHelp is a great option. It’s not only convenient and can be done from the comfort of your own home, but it’s also affordable. All you have to do is fill out a quick survey and you’ll be matched with a therapist! 
Visit betterhelp.com/therapyworks today to get 10% off your first month.
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

57 min