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“I’m keeping my calm, and then I EXPLODE.”

“I’m keeping my calm, and then I EXPLODE.”

Does this sound like you?

Recently I did an interview with my sister Jessica from Birth Takes a Village on Post-Partum Rage. We talked about common presenting symptoms, and not-so-common strategies to make long lasting changes on the way you experience anger and rage in Motherhood. 

In this interview, I talked about how lingering feelings about your pregnancy, birth & breastfeeding experiences can impact your transition into motherhood & your early relationship with your baby, triggering feelings of anger & rage much faster……Oddly, something I didn’t mention in this interview is how common it is to have feelings of anger & rage when you don’t have enough support, when you’re feeling alone, and when your baby consistently cries for what seems like no apparent reason. 

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If you find yourself going from 0-100 in an instant and then feel guilt or shame, please know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE! In my counselling practice (The Essence of You), where I primarily work with people in pre-natal, post-partum, & motherhood, one of the most common issues people come to me with are around anger & rage. 

Register for this workshop by clicking on photo!

Register for this workshop by clicking on photo!

For an opportunity to shift how your view your anger and how you see yourself to make lasting changes, come to my next anger and rage workshop next month (BEING OFFERED ONLINE & IN-PERSON IN CALGARY). In this workshop, you will be invited to learn more about what triggers your anger, how to start recognizing warning signs and learn coping strategies to deal with these feelings and the behaviours that come with it. This workshop will also provide opportunity for connecting with other women who have similar struggles in their journey through motherhood.

This workshop is one of my favourites to facilitate. I created this workshop on this specific topic last year when I noticed this theme arising in many of my individual sessions with clients who felt so much isolation and shame in their anger. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

JEN IS A COUNSELLOR AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST IN CALGARY, ALBERTA. JEN OFFERS WORKSHOPS AS WELL AS INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING ONLINE & IN PERSON IN CALGARY, ALBERTA. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BOOKING A SESSION WITH HER OR ATTENDING ONE OF HER GROUPS OR WORKSHOPS, VISIT THE ESSENCE OF YOU WEBSITE OR CONTACT JEN DIRECTLY.

Book into Jen’s Anger & Rage Workshop below:

Workshops: What to Expect

When you attend a workshop at The Essence of You, you can expect psycho-education on the topic of the workshop you are attending, and exploration around how that topic impacts you.

Workshops are held on a regular basis on a variety of topics (See upcoming workshops here)Jen's workshops can be used as either a boost to your current therapy, as an introduction to these topics or for those who are not ready or unable (or not interested!) to commit to regular therapy. 

Similarly to how Jen's IndividualGroup Therapy Sessions work, you will be supported to increase your awareness of your thoughts and feelings, and to connect to your emotions and inner voice. Workshops are different from these because you will be encouraged to do more self-reflection, and while you will be guided in this by Jen, you will not be given direct questions and feedback like you would in an Individual or Group Therapy Session.

Jen encourages discussion amongst the participants to give opportunity for relating and sharing. She guides and direct all of her workshops in a way to promote a safe space and to help ensure that the goals of each participant are being met.

Jen has a special interest (and training) in Expressive Arts Therapy and often leans on this to help her clients with deeper connection and exploration of their issues (learn more about Jen here). Jen almost always use some form of expressive arts therapy in her workshops, however this is something that I am flexible with depending on the needs of each participant in the group. Follow this link if you'd like to know more about how Jen uses Art Therapy.

All workshops will be delivered in a group setting. If you would like to see different topics being offered in a workshop, or if you would like to arrange for a private workshop please contact Jen to discuss.

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