Post Natal Wellbeing Group

The period after childbirth can be overwhelming. Having a new baby comes with hormonal changes, psychological adjustment to motherhood, and fatigue.

 

The Postnatal Wellbeing Group is designed for mothers experiencing postnatal depression, anxiety or adjustment disorder, and: 

  • Creates an opportunity for mothers to meet in a non-judgmental and supportive environment.

  • Enables mothers to share experiences, feel heard and provide support to others.

  • Allows mothers to develop and extend upon their social network.

  • Allows mothers to explore different ways of managing postnatal challenges with the assistance of a Clinical Psychologist.

 

The program uses the Five Areas model of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), helping mothers to make key changes by examining five important aspects of their lives. 

Running for ten weeks, mothers participate in weekly 1½ hour sessions in a group of 6-10. 

 

Those with an eligible Medicare referral will be able to claim a rebate. Patients being managed by their GP under a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan (GP Medicare item 2700, 2701, 2715 or 2717) are eligible to receive the Medicare rebate. These group services are separate from individual psychological services and do not count towards the maximum for those items. Talk to your GP for further information about the Mental Health Treatment Plan and a referral.

 

Those without a Medicare referral may be able to claim a rebate through private health insurance. 

Total out-of-pocket cost for those with a Medicare referral is $140 ($14 per session) or $90 ($9 per session) for concession holders.

 

Total cost for those without a Medicare referral is $300 ($30 per session) or $150 ($15 per session) for concession holders. Private health rebates may apply.

 

Group cost includes:

  • Ten, 1.5 hour group sessions

  • Package of take-home resources

  • Phone and email support

  • Access to support network 

  • Refreshments and snacks

Empowering Women to experience calm, joy and mindfulness throughout their motherhood journey from conception to birth and beyond.

Hypno-Birthing

HypnoBirthing® aims to empower women to have calm, relaxed, stress-free births, and is based on the premise that all babies should be born into a peaceful, joyful environment.

 

The HypnoBirthing® program teaches deep relaxation, self-hypnosis, breathing techniques, visualization, affirmations and provides comprehensive birthing education. The program equips mothers and their birth companions to successfully prepare for an easy, enjoyable birthing experience. 

 

HypnoBirthing® group courses run for 5 weeks, and run for 2.5 hours each week.

 

Mothers should ideally start classes when they are approximately 20 to 30 weeks pregnant. 

 

A maximum of 5 couples attend each group session, so please book early to avoid disappointment.  

 

Private sessions at your home or in my consulting rooms are available upon request. Please contact for cost and availability. 

$650.00 per couple

 

Course cost includes:

  • Five, 2.5 hour classes

  • HypnoBirthing® book and CD

  • Package of take-home resources

  • Comprehensive birthplan

  • Ongoing phone and email support

  • Refreshments and snacks

 

Private health rebates may apply.

Birth Preparation Workshops

Many pregnant women are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information available about pregnancy and birth, and don't know where to start!

 

This one-hour birth preparation workshop provides women with a simple tool-kit of psychological strategies and information to assist with the pregnancy and birth journey. 

 

Mothers who register for the HypnoBirthing® course following this workshop will receive a $30.00 discount towards the HypnoBirthing® course.  

 

A maximum of 5 couples attend each group session, so please book early to avoid disappointment.  

$30.00 per couple

 

Course cost includes:

  • 1 hour workshop

  • Take-home materials

  • Refreshments and snacks

For more information visit psychologist Amber Owen's website;

https://www.mindfulpathways.com.au/motherhood