Brave New Mom
Mindfully Navigating Postpartum Motherhood
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Jessie Everts, Ph. D. LMFT
Jessie Everts, PhD LMFT (she/her) is a therapist, mom, yoga/mindfulness teacher, writer and consultant. She uses mindfulness practices along with cognitive and acceptance therapies to work with women and LGBTQ+ individuals who might be struggling with anxiety, parenting, postpartum mental health, work-life balance, trauma, and life transitions. Dr. Everts is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is passionate about bringing mental health knowledge and skills to people outside of the therapy office, and helping moms feel great about the amazing hard work they do. She lives in Minnesota with her spouse and two strong-willed children.
Terminating a pregnancy is always hard. There are no circumstances in which it is an easy thing to do. I have been amazed lately by the strong women who have been sharing how much they struggled with this decision and with the grief and loss that comes with it. I want...
Many of the new moms I work with struggle most with allowing themselves to accept support. There is still a heavy expectation that we carry that we're supposed to be able to do it all, and that if we need help we're failing. WE'RE NOT. Allowing yourself to accept...
Our society’s views on motherhood are tangled up with the views on womanhood and the ideals of women to be small, quiet, weak, and selfless. Think about the disrespect these messages pay to our strongest and most valuable members—mothers, those who are charged with...
Brave New Mom
Being a mom is amazing! It’s also really hard.
New moms take on a task that is lifelong, challenging, battered by judgments and ideals, often unacknowledged, untaught, and expected to be selfless. There has to be a better way. Brave New Mom is a mindfulness-based approach for supporting new moms that gives permission to see, feel, and celebrate your bravery and your amazing abilities, to take time to care for yourself, and to gather the support you need to feel the best you can about this awe-inspiring journey.
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