Do you want more capacity to calm your nervous system as you mother?
I know that I am always looking for ways to soothe my frayed nerves- actually to prevent them from being frayed in the first place- as I mother my girl.
Immersing myself in Kimberly Ann Johnson’s work has been a game changer for me. Helping mamas heal from trauma of all kinds- including birth trauma- is her jam. She is a Somatic Experiencing Trauma Resolution practitioner and the author of the bestselling book The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing the Body, Balancing Your Emotions and Restoring Your Vitality. She is back on WeThriveTV by popular demand.
Kimberly has helped me to identify and heal the mothering anxiety that I inherited from my mother. She has also helped me to understand the value and practice of nervous system co-regulation, as I mother my daughter.
Kimberly doesn’t just have professional experience; she is also the mother of an amazing 12 year-old daughter. We are teaming up and co-teaching the online course MotherCircle starting next week! We represent two generations of mothering and four generations: baby boomer with her millennial and generation X with her generation that hasn’t been named yet!
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I hadn’t ever thought in this way about how my own nervous system affects my mothering. I may be giving my daughter too much power in our relationship, which could be adding to her anxiety. I’m going to play with the alpha role with her and see what happens! This conversation also inspired me to notice that my mothering has given my amazing daughter so much confidence in herself.