Improve Mum-to-be, and babies overall Wellbeing with this rolling relaxation programme which is offered to Pregnant Mums.
This 11-week ongoing group will introduce Mum-to-be, to our wellbeing programmes which are designed to develop relaxation strategies that encourage a positive state of mind and body. This will enhance mum’s ability to feel safe and be better equipped to cope with life’s ups and downs.
During these 11 weeks, she will experience five 2-week taster sessions of the below wellbeing groups, which include massage, visualisation and breathing techniques. This visualisation and breathing techniques programme helps to calm the mind and can help to reduce stress and anxieties. Deep breathing can help to oxygenate the cells in the body which will benefit the baby by helping him or her to receive lots of oxygen.
Week 5 we hold a coffee morning where we invite relevant agencies to come and meet our families. Representatives from Speech and Language, Midwifery, Health visitors, MIND Perinatal practitioner, plus many more. This multi-agency format will give mum-to-be the opportunity to talk and ask questions and so aid her with a good understanding of other services available in Jersey.
The programmes listed on the next page will be facilitated by a keyworker who will sit with mum-to-be and support throughout to improve both mum and baby's overall Wellbeing.
Our Mindfulness course, run by Dr Carolyn Coverley, teaches how to live our lives in the present moment.
The sessions are based on meditation and relaxing yoga techniques which, when practiced regularly can help to reduce feelings of anxiety and stress helping us to feel more in control and able to cope with challenging situations.
This interactive course is friendly and supportive and is perfect for beginners.
The wellbeing benefits of regular walking are well documented.
By putting a regular programme in place, parents are more likely to make time and join in. They enjoy the opportunity to reconnect with nature, improve their overall health and anxieties and connect with other parents. Being active promotes positive mental health, wellbeing and resilience enabling us to to cope better with difficult situations.
It improves self-perception and self-esteem, mood and sleep quality, and it reduces stress, anxiety and fatigue. Physically active people have up to a 30% reduced risk of becoming depressed, and staying active helps those who are depressed to recover.
For 6 years and up.
This is a method that uses simple drawing techniques and is designed to let a child process his or her feelings or worries, in a safe environment and at their own pace.
Drawing and Talking encourages each side of a child’s brain to work together to process memories by combining:
- Drawing (creative) – which is a right-brained activity
- Talking (verbal) – which is a left-brained activity
Some memories may be combined with high levels of emotion which are stored in the right brain and may be expressed in visual form through the child’s drawings.
Talking about the drawing allows a ‘THINKING PROCESS’ to take place which may help a child process their thoughts and feelings.
Learn how to calm your mind through our 6 weeks relaxation/meditation course.
Meditation is a gentle way to bring more peace and calm into your life. By balancing the nervous system, through relaxation techniques and focusing your mind in the present moment you can reduce stress and live a much happier and healthier life.
This is a 6 week course of an hour of deep relaxation with creche facilities available if required.