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Practical Tools for Staying Sane During Pregnancy and Your Child's First Year
From hormones to stretch marks, labor pains to diaper changes, motherhood is an adventure like none other. The rapid changes in your body, your lifestyle, and your very identity call for a certain mental agility. Mindfulness can help you meet the challenge and approach every experience with your new baby with open eyes and an open heart.
Whenever you have a moment to spare, open Mindful Motherhood and discover a skill that will help you find balance and fulfillment during those times when you feel most overwhelmed.
Mindful Motherhood is an educational program developed specifically for pregnant women and new moms. It teaches a set of practices and ways of being based upon the principles of mindfulness.
Mindfulness is a practice of being aware of your experience, from moment to moment, allowing it to be just as it is without evaluation or judgment. Over time, mindful awareness of your experiences as a mom, whether they are internal (mental, physical, or emotional) or external (situations with your baby or others), allows you to more and more often approach each experience with curiosity and compassion, for yourself and for others.
Easy ten-minute meditation exercises and yoga poses throughout this book will help you cultivate greater flexibility and mindful awareness during pregnancy, childbirth, and your baby's first year.
MINDFUL MOTHERHOOD ONLINE COURSE with Cassandra Vieten, PhD:
This eight-session self-paced online course includes nine video lectures, five downloadable audio-guided mindfulness practices, questions for reflection, homework assignments, downloadable pdf readings, and links to numerous multimedia resources for further exploration. There is also an online training for professionals who want to use Mindful Motherhood in their work. Learn more »
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Mindful Motherhood: A Mindfulness-based Program for Pregnancy and Early Motherhood