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Labor of Love: Mindfulness for Mothers

Labor of Love: Mindfulness for Mothers is one of the many steps towards self-care that you will take as a new mother. This group training is designed for pregnant and postpartum mothers who are interested in learning healthy ways to manage the stresses of pregnancy and everyday mothering. This group is offered in the form of web-based videoconferencing sessions, so that you may participate from the convenience of your home or workplace.

Mindfulness is defined as moment-to-moment awareness of one's experience without judgment. The benefits of mindfulness have been supported by research, which has demonstrated that practicing mindfulness is associated with reduced stress levels, decreased anxiety and negative affect, and less emotional reactivity. Research on mindfulness during the perinatal period (i.e., during or after pregnancy) has demonstrated that mindfulness practices are associated with decreases in negative affect, stress, and increased self-compassion.

Labor of Love teaches valuable mindfulness tools to pregnant and new mothers aimed to boost feelings of well-being, foster a compassionate and calm approach to experiences, and nurture mother-infant bonding. This training is based on principles of Mindful Motherhood Training (developed at California Pacific Medical Center’s Research Institute), and teaches the practices of mindful awareness while sitting quietly, while moving, and while performing everyday activities. 

This six-week training series costs $300 and includes:

  • Six one-hour small group sessions small group sessions

  • Weekly practice assignments and readings relevant to mindfulness and pregnancy/early motherhood

  • Access to a library of audio guidance of mindfulness practices, downloadable for you to keep.

The next training series starts on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 6:30pm (sessions will be one hour long and held on six consequetive Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm). 

Enrollment is limited. Email for more information and click below to register.