Mindful Beginnings Antenatal Courses – Melbourne

A 2-session antenatal course in Thornbury, Melbourne

The Mindful Beginnings Antenatal Course is a 2-week course for the pregnant woman and her birthing partner.

The course provides participants with core skills around pregnancy and childbirth. It also equips participants with a strong foundation in mindfulness practice, which has many applications during this period and provides benefits beyond the birth of your baby.

Topics covered include:

  • Stages of childbirth
  • Birth positions
  • Birth partner support
  • Breastfeeding
  • Sitting with uncertainty
  • Grounding, focusing and conserving energy in childbirth
  • Relaxation and softening during labour
  • Managing labour pain
  • Bonding with your baby during pregnancy, managing stress, fatigue, anxiety and fear
  • Coping with unmet expectations

The cost of this course is $380. The birthing partner attends for free. Rebates are available to those with a relevant mental health care plan or private health insurance.

Register for both the Mindful Beginnings Antenatal Course and the Parenting Workshop and receive 50% of the cost of the parenting workshop.

Groups are facilitated by Dr Adrienne Brown, Clinical Psychologist, and co-facilitated with a midwife.

All courses are run at Dee Wardrop Speech Pathology Services, 352 St Georges Road, Thornbury.

The next antenatal course will run on Sunday 4th & 11th of February, 2pm-6:30pm & the next parenting workshop will run on Sunday 18th of February 2pm-6:30pm.

To make an enquiry about the Mindful Beginnings Antenatal Course or Parenting Workshop, please phone 0406 384 130 or contact us.

A 1-session parenting workshop in Thornbury, Melbourne

The Mindful Beginnings Parenting Workshop is an afternoon program for anyone wanting guidance around parenting.

The course provides participants with foundational knowledge for effective parenting.

Topics covered include:

  • Self-care and emotional wellbeing
  • Making sense of your past
  • Knowing what your child needs from you
  • Understanding developmental impacts on behaviour
  • Clear communication with your partner
  • Conflict management strategies
  • Self-compassion

The cost of this course is $190. Partners attend for free. Rebates are available to those with a relevant mental health care plan or private health insurance.

Register for both the Mindful Beginnings Antenatal Course and the Parenting Workshop and receive 50% of the cost of the parenting workshop.

Groups are facilitated by Dr Adrienne Brown, Clinical Psychologist, and co-facilitated with a midwife.

All courses are run at Dee Wardrop Speech Pathology Services, 352 St Georges Road, Thornbury.

The next antenatal course will run on Sunday 4th & 11th of February, 2pm-6pm & the next parenting workshop will run on Sunday 18th of February 2pm-6pm.

To make an enquiry about the Mindful Beginnings Antenatal Course or Parenting Workshop, please phone 0406 384 130 or contact us.

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