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When we become mothers, we experience profound change across every area of our lives, all at once. These shifts are called matrescence - the developmental process of becoming a mother. Like adolescence, matrescence is a developmental process that takes time, compassion and support. When we lean into the process intentionally, it can also lead to incredible personal growth, healing and deeper connection with ourselves. Welcome to the Dear Mama Project. I’m your host Nikki McCahon, I’m a mama, Matrescence Educator and Women’s Life Cycle Guide. Join me for a weekly podcast where I explore how you can embrace mothering as a catalyst for personal and spiritual transformation. © Copyright Dear Mama Project™ 2020 - See terms and conditions on website

Dear Mama Project Nikki McCahon

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 10 Ratings

When we become mothers, we experience profound change across every area of our lives, all at once. These shifts are called matrescence - the developmental process of becoming a mother. Like adolescence, matrescence is a developmental process that takes time, compassion and support. When we lean into the process intentionally, it can also lead to incredible personal growth, healing and deeper connection with ourselves. Welcome to the Dear Mama Project. I’m your host Nikki McCahon, I’m a mama, Matrescence Educator and Women’s Life Cycle Guide. Join me for a weekly podcast where I explore how you can embrace mothering as a catalyst for personal and spiritual transformation. © Copyright Dear Mama Project™ 2020 - See terms and conditions on website

    The importance of processing birth trauma & grief with Dr Erin Bowe

    The importance of processing birth trauma & grief with Dr Erin Bowe

    Dr Erin is a clinical psychologist and mother, who specialises in birth grief and trauma. Bowe speaks from her own experience of having two births that did not go according to plan and how this shifted her work and focus to help women and their families in this under-supported area.  In this episode Dr Bowe cleans up the confusion of what trauma actually means and even though she didn't want to be the poster girl for birth trauma she shares her unique perspectives on the importance of processing the grief. 
    With alarming rates of up to one in three Australian women having experienced birth trauma and one in 10 women who emerge from childbirth with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) I delve into the impact experienced by our partners and support people, with Dr Bowe giving some key takeaways on how to hold yourself with compassion + love.  We also talk about Erin's new book 'More Than A Healthy Baby'. 
    Dr Erin Bowe
    Website: https://doctorerin.com.au/
    Book: More Than A Healthy Baby - Birth Trauma Book

    Nikki
    Website: www.dearmamaproject.com
    Alignment waitlist: https://www.nikkimccahon.com/alignmentwaitlist
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dearmamaproject/ 

    • 49 min
    Healing Trauma, The Fourth Trimester and Sex with Kimberly Johnson

    Healing Trauma, The Fourth Trimester and Sex with Kimberly Johnson

    In this episode I chat to Kimberly Johnson about how women truly need to be supported in the fourth trimester, sex and intimacy after having children as well as her forthcoming  book Call of The Wild.

    Kimberly Johnson is a Sexological body worker, somatic body practitioner, yoga teacher, post partum advocate and solo Mama, author of The Fourth Trimester, she works hands on in women's integrative health helping women heal from sexual trauma and birth injuries. 

    Hear her passion for spreading awareness of Mothers putting their own needs first as well as opening up the conversation about sex and intimacy after children, Kimberly flips the paradigm to ask us what it actually looks like being able to receive sex that fuels and gives us more energy?

    A truly inspiring and expansive dicussion!

    Kimberly:
    Website: https://kimberlyannjohnson.com
    Inner Jaguar course: https://kimberlyannjohnson.com/activate-your-inner-jaguar/
    Call of the wild book: https://www.booktopia.com.au/call-of-the-wild-kimberly-ann-johnson/book/9780062970909.html
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimberly.ann.johnson/

    Nikki
    Website: www.dearmamaproject.com
    Alignment waitlist: https://www.nikkimccahon.com/alignmentwaitlist
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dearmamaproject/ 

    • 1 hr
    A life update for Dear Mama...

    A life update for Dear Mama...

    **Trigger warning this episode talks about pregnancy loss**
    In this episode I update you on everything that has been happening both professionally and personally, as 2020 was really a year for me to navigate personal challenges. I vulnerably share about my grief after losing a pregnancy and how this triggered a domino effect of grief, change and ultimate healing of my relationships.
    I open up about why I decided to take a step back over the last 12 months to focus on doing my own inner work so as to be in integrity with leading Alignment and how moving through this process has really shaped a more potent and transformative program for women. 
    Coming out of the fog of such a deeply personal shift gifts immense clarity around what is fulfilling + lights up my soul, this is what I will be carrying forward into Dear Mama Project.. announcing a teacher training to come in 2022 as well as other exciting programs also, let's do this! 
    https://www.nikkimccahon.com/alignmentwaitlist
    https://www.nikkimccahon.com/teachertrainingwaitlist

    • 20 min
    Matrescence, the perfect mother myth and my story - my chat with The Early Parenting Podcast

    Matrescence, the perfect mother myth and my story - my chat with The Early Parenting Podcast

    This episode is from a chat I had with Jen Butler from the Early Parenting Podcast, check out Jen's podcast here and here website here.


    Alignment my group coaching program is open now - you can find all the details and join here.

    • 36 min
    Matrescence Tale with Kris Byrnes // becoming a step mother, finding yourself after motherhood

    Matrescence Tale with Kris Byrnes // becoming a step mother, finding yourself after motherhood

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    • 44 min
    Feeling uninspired, bored or that your sense of self is eclipsed by motherhood? Two simple strategies for more fun, joy, inspiration and connection

    Feeling uninspired, bored or that your sense of self is eclipsed by motherhood? Two simple strategies for more fun, joy, inspiration and connection

    5 day Journaling Challenge - join here


    Alignment group coaching program - waitlist here

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Jackiemamaoftwo ,

Excellent, refreshing, changing views on mamahood

I found this pod cast on a whim and it is truly wonderful! This bright and enlightened woman is changing views on what it means to truly become and be a mother. She states “becoming a mother is like walking through fire and coming out a warrior”. This could not ring more true for me and many of my friends, i love listening to her 💕

christinef0804 ,

Thank you Nikki ♥️♥️♥️

I absolutely love the podcast! Nikki is so sincere and has such amazing things to share and all her guests are so amazing! As a mom dealing with postpartum depression and anxiety, this podcast gives me some great things to think about and really help me as a mom of a 5 year old and a 3 year old!

micinyc ,

Great topics

This mama covers some great topics. Absolutely love listening in my mini breaks from my 3young children under 4. Lots to relate to. Keep it up!

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