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Embark on an empowering journey through the highs and lows of motherhood with Season 2 of the Empower 2 Heal Podcast!

Join me, your host, Dena Tibsherany, as I delve into the unfiltered and raw experiences of motherhood. From expert insights to personal stories, we'll navigate, prepare for, and uncover all facets of motherhood together. Because, here, we believe that authentic stories, education, and awareness pave the way to empowerment. Buckle up for an insightful ride that promises candid conversations, expert advice, and a deeper understanding of the transformative power of motherhood. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/empower2heal/support

Empower 2 Heal Dena Tibsherany

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Embark on an empowering journey through the highs and lows of motherhood with Season 2 of the Empower 2 Heal Podcast!

Join me, your host, Dena Tibsherany, as I delve into the unfiltered and raw experiences of motherhood. From expert insights to personal stories, we'll navigate, prepare for, and uncover all facets of motherhood together. Because, here, we believe that authentic stories, education, and awareness pave the way to empowerment. Buckle up for an insightful ride that promises candid conversations, expert advice, and a deeper understanding of the transformative power of motherhood. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/empower2heal/support

    Holistic Baby Sleep Solutions: Expert Insights from Specialist in 2024

    Holistic Baby Sleep Solutions: Expert Insights from Specialist in 2024

    Empower 2 Heal Podcast

    Season 2 Episode 16



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    In this episode, we sit down with Certified Baby Led Sleep Specialist Lauren Fucci of Holistic Mama Sleep, to explore nurturing approaches to baby sleep. Lauren shares her expertise on why traditional sleep training may not be the best option for your baby and offers gentle, attachment-focused strategies to improve sleep for both babies and parents. Join us as we delve into the science of baby sleep, the importance of secure attachment, and practical tips for creating a peaceful sleep environment.



    Key Takeaways:


    Understanding Baby Sleep:


    Babies are born with only 25% of their adult brain, making them extremely dependent on caregivers.
    The first year of life involves rapid brain development, requiring close physical proximity to caregivers.


    Why Nurturing Approaches Matter:


    Traditional sleep training methods can overlook underlying issues causing sleep disturbances.
    A nurturing approach focuses on understanding and addressing the root causes of sleep problems.
    Secure attachment is vital for a baby's emotional and physical well-being.


    Practical Tips for Better Sleep:


    Recognize and respond to your baby's cues and needs.
    Create a calming sleep environment that mimics the womb, such as using white noise and swaddling.
    Establish a consistent bedtime routine that includes soothing activities.


    Holistic Support for Families:


    Lauren emphasizes the importance of looking at the whole family’s well-being.
    Addressing factors such as parents' mental health, birth experiences, and overall family dynamics.
    Integrating partners in the sleep process to share responsibilities and support.





    Resources Mentioned:


    Lauren’s Instagram: @HolisticMamaSleep
    Lauren’s Website: www.holisticmamasleep.com



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    We invite you to join our limited time offered free support group for moms. This community is a safe space to share your experiences, ask questions, and receive support from other moms who understand what you’re going through. To join, simply click here.



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    Ways to Reach Dena Tibsherany:

    dena@oneworldempowered.com

    www.oneworldempowered.com 

    www.instagram.com/empower2heal

    https://www.youtube.com/@oneworldempowered



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    • 47 min
    Strategies to Strengthen Your Relationship During the Newborn Phase

    Strategies to Strengthen Your Relationship During the Newborn Phase

    Empower 2 Heal Podcast
    Season 2 Episode 15




    Strategies to Strengthen Your Relationship During the Newborn Phase



    What We're Talking About:
    In this episode, I'm joined by my hubby to dive into uncharted territory—our candid discussion on strengthening relationships during the newborn phase. We share personal stories, reveal untold experiences, and discuss the strategies that helped us navigate the challenges of new parenthood. Whether you're a new parent or preparing for the journey, these insights are designed to help you and your partner stay connected and supportive.




    Key Takeaways:


    1. Open Communication: Regularly share your feelings and experiences to maintain a strong connection.


    2. Patience: Understand that both partners are adjusting and growing in their roles as parents.


    3. Embrace Change: Be adaptable to the constant changes that come with a new baby.


    4. Self-Care: Take care of yourself to be the best partner and parent you can be.


    5.Quality Time Together: Make time for each other, even if it's just a few moments.


    6. Seek Support: Don’t hesitate to reach out to family, friends, or professionals for help.


    7. Grace: Show yourself and your partner grace as you navigate this challenging time.




    Links mentioned:


    ⁠⁠The Empowered Mamas Club⁠⁠

    The Empowered First Year: Postpartum Prep Course





    Ways to Reach Dena Tibsherany:

    dena@oneworldempowered.com

    www.oneworldempowered.com

    www.instagram.com/empower2heal





    Thank you for listening!

    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review our podcast. Your support means the world to us. 🌟


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    • 59 min
    Supporting New Moms: Key Strategies for Building Your Village

    Supporting New Moms: Key Strategies for Building Your Village

    What We're Talking About:

    Join host Dena and her guests Jessica Hartley Woelkers & Keeley Bruner in a heartfelt conversation on the intricate journey of motherhood, focusing on the essential element of building a strong support system. From navigating the highs and lows to embracing the transformative experience of becoming a mother, they share personal anecdotes, insights, and actionable advice aimed at empowering new moms and those who support them.

    *Join our FREE virtual Empowered Mamas Support Group! Now offered through June 18th 2024.*

    About Our Guests:

    Guests:


    Jessica Hartley Woelkers: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, mother, and founder of Kind Mom Inc. (@kind_mom). Jessica is an advocate for mothers' well-being, offers wisdom and perspective from her experiences as a mother and community organizer.


    Keeley Bruner: Postpartum Doula at Moon Muse Doula, Artist (Thea Press), and Mother, known for her artistic expression and work in creating supportive spaces for mothers.



    What You'll Discover In this Episode:

    Our hope is this episode will guide pregnant individuals, new moms, and their support networks in understanding the significance of a robust support system in motherhood. Through candid discussions and shared experiences, you will gain insights into the challenges and joys of the postpartum journey, while learning valuable strategies for building a supportive village to navigate this transformative phase of life.



    Key Takeaways:


    The Importance of Community: Discover how organizations like Kind Mom, Moon Muse Doula, and initiatives like Fourth Trimester of Arizona Villages provide crucial support for mothers during the postpartum period.


    Supporting Mothers: Explore practical ways to support mothers, from donating to organizations like Kind Mom to creating spaces for artistic expression and connection.
    Finding Beauty in the Mess: Understand that the postpartum journey is messy and transformative, but it's also filled with moments of joy, connection, and growth.



    Main Ideas:


    Trust Your Intuition: Recognize the importance of trusting your instincts as a new mother, as they often guide you in caring for yourself and your baby.
    Conceptualize Your Support System: Take time to consider what type of help you will need in the first few months postpartum, whether it's assistance with household chores, emotional support, or childcare.
    Identify Who to Ask for Help: Identify individuals in your community whom you can rely on for support, whether it's family members, friends, or professionals like doulas or lactation consultants.
    Learn How to Ask for Help: Practice asking for help when you need it, whether it's communicating your needs directly or accepting offers of assistance from others.
    Embrace the Season of Receiving: Acknowledge that the postpartum period is a time for receiving support from your community. It can be challenging to accept help, but allowing others to support you during this transformative time is essential for your well-being and adjustment to motherhood.
    Prepare Your Expectations: Understand that the postpartum period is a time of transition and adjustment, and it's normal to experience a range of emotions during this time.
    You Are Not Alone: Remember that the challenges you face as a new mother are common and part of the journey, and that many others have experienced similar feelings and obstacles. You are not alone in your experiences.
    Strengthen Your Community: Cultivate a sense of community by seeking out support from other mothers, whether it's through mother's groups, online forums, or local gatherings.





    LINKS MENTIONED:

    ⁠⁠The Empowered Mamas Club⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠The Empowered First Year: Postpartum Prep Course

    Join our FREE Empowered Mamas Virtual Support Group

    Kind Mom / Instagram: @kind_mom

    Moon Muse Doula

    Thea Press



    Ways to Reach Dena Tibsherany:

    dena@oneworldempowered.com

    www.oneworldempowered.com 

    www.instagram.com/empower2heal

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Enjoy Motherhood: Strengthening Postpartum Support

    Enjoy Motherhood: Strengthening Postpartum Support

    Empower 2 Heal Podcast

    Season 2 Episode 13

    Enjoy Motherhood: Strengthening Postpartum Support



    In today’s episode, we unravel the crucial yet often overlooked aspects of building protective factors during the postpartum period. As we navigate through the vulnerable transition into motherhood, understanding and strengthening these factors can greatly enhance both emotional and physical well-being. We delve into expert advice and share personal stories that illuminate the path to a more supported and resilient postpartum experience.



    What We're Talking About:

    -Defining Protective Factors: A breakdown of what protective factors are and why they are vital during the postpartum season.

    -A balance of expert insight and relatable experiences from a fellow mother and a maternal mental health expert.

    -Strategies for Support: Practical advice on building a support network, including family, friends, and professional resources.

    -Tools and Resources: Discussion of helpful tools and resources that can aid in the postpartum journey.



    Building protective factors in the postpartum period isn’t just about recovery; it’s about thriving as a new mother. This episode arms you with knowledge and strategies to support not only your physical recovery but also your mental health. Remember, creating a supportive environment during this transformative time is essential for you and your baby. Let’s take these steps together towards a healthier, happier postpartum phase.



    Discover Your Path to Empowerment with Our Postpartum Self-Reflection Journal!

    Looking to navigate the postpartum period with confidence and clarity? Dive into our Postpartum Self-Reflection Journal—a transformative tool designed to guide you through this profound journey of motherhood. Download your free copy today and embark on a path of self-discovery and empowerment!



    LINKS MENTIONED:

    FREE Postpartum Self-Reflection Journal

    ⁠⁠The Empowered Mamas Club⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠The Empowered First Year: Postpartum Prep Course





    Ways to Reach Dena Tibsherany:

    dena@oneworldempowered.com

    www.oneworldempowered.com 

    www.instagram.com/empower2heal

    https://www.youtube.com/@oneworldempowered








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    • 41 min
    Discussions With a Midwife: A Postpartum Checklist for Creating Your Postpartum Care Plan

    Discussions With a Midwife: A Postpartum Checklist for Creating Your Postpartum Care Plan

    Empower 2 Heal Podcast

    Season 2 Episode 12



    Discussions With a Midwife: A Postpartum Checklist for Creating Your Postpartum Care Plan
    In this episode of the Empower 2 Heal Podcast, host and Maternal Mental Health Therapist and Coach, Dena Tibsherany, engages in a rich conversation with Jennifer Hoeprich, CPM, founder of Magical Mamas. Jennifer, a Licensed and Certified Professional Midwife, brings her expertise in perinatal primary care, combined with her roles as a Maternal Wellness Coach, Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, Certified Meditation Teacher, and Reiki Master teacher. Together, they explore the transformative journey of motherhood, with a particular focus on the often overlooked postpartum season. Discussing the importance of intentional preparation, supportive communities, and the power of ritual, they offer insights into navigating both the challenges and joys of becoming a mother.



    We discuss:


    Preparing for the Postpartum Season: Dena and Jen emphasize the significance of emotional, spiritual, and practical preparation for the postpartum period. They discuss setting intentions, finding support networks, and creating sacred spaces for through and after birth.


    Embracing Ritual and Ceremony: We delve into the role of ritual in honoring the journey of motherhood. We share insights on integrating ritual into daily life, reclaiming the sacred in everyday moments, and finding empowerment through intentional practices.


    Partner Support and Red Flags: Dena and Jen highlight the importance of open communication with partners about postpartum expectations. They discuss recognizing red flags when interacting with healthcare providers and advocating for one's needs.


    Community and Resources: The hosts share valuable resources for mothers, in building and strengthening their support system and community. They emphasize the importance of finding supportive communities and embracing motherhood with compassion and authenticity.





    Dena and Jen offer a heartfelt invitation to embrace the journey of motherhood with intention and grace. They emphasize the significance of seeking out supportive communities, preparing intentionally, and honoring the power of ritual in navigating the profound transformation of the postpartum season. With their wisdom and guidance, listeners are encouraged to approach motherhood as a sacred journey, rich with opportunities for growth, connection, and self-discovery."



    Links Mentioned:

    ⁠⁠The Empowered Mamas Club⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠The Empowered First Year: Postpartum Prep Checklist

    ⁠Magical Mamas 13 Moons Online⁠

    Magical Mamas Day Retreat for Phoenix



    Ways to Reach Dena Tibsherany:

    dena@oneworldempowered.com

    www.oneworldempowered.com 

    www.instagram.com/empower2heal

    https://www.youtube.com/@oneworldempowered


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Understanding Perinatal PTSD: Healing and Moving Forward

    Understanding Perinatal PTSD: Healing and Moving Forward

    Understanding Perinatal PTSD: Healing and Moving Forward

    Season 2 Episode 11



    Today's Episode:

    Today, in Season 2 Episode 11 of the Empower 2 Heal podcast, we delve into the often overlooked topic of perinatal PTSD, exploring its causes, symptoms, and potential impacts on new mothers. Join us as we navigate through the complexities of this condition and discuss strategies for healing and moving forward.





    What We're Talking About:



    Recognizing the Signs of Perinatal PTSD:

    -Perinatal PTSD can arise from traumatic experiences during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.

    -Symptoms may include intrusive thoughts, avoidance behaviors, negative mood, and heightened arousal.

    -Understanding these signs is crucial for seeking appropriate support and treatment.



    Sharing Personal Experiences:

    -Many mothers face uncertainty and anxiety during pregnancy, fearing for the health and safety of their baby.

    -Traumatic birth experiences, such as unmedicated births and complications, can contribute to perinatal PTSD.

    -Lack of support and poor communication during labor and delivery may exacerbate feelings of trauma and powerlessness.



    Coping Strategies and Healing:

    -Healing from perinatal PTSD involves finding a sense of safety and connection within one's body.

    -Community support, therapy, and non-talk-based therapies like acupuncture and equine therapy can aid in the healing process.

    -Recognizing the importance of seeking help and addressing the long-term consequences of untreated perinatal PTSD is crucial for recovery.

    Perinatal PTSD is a challenging condition that requires understanding, support, and compassionate care. By recognizing the signs, seeking help, and exploring healing strategies, mothers can take positive steps toward recovery and reclaiming their well-being.

     

    LINKS MENTIONED

    ⁠⁠The Empowered Mamas Club⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠The Empowered First Year: Postpartum Prep Course

    Postpartum Support International (postpartum.net)

    Fourth Trimester Arizona (fourthtrimesterarizona.org)



    Ways to Reach Dena Tibsherany:

    dena@oneworldempowered.com

    www.oneworldempowered.com 

    www.instagram.com/empower2heal

    https://www.youtube.com/@oneworldempowered



    References cited:

    -Postpartum Support International’s PMH-C Trainings


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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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62 Ratings

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A must listen for birthing people

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Love the Topics of This Podcast!

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