also-- there used to be monthly threads like so: monthly support thread
, here in B&B...gathered from various places, some resources:Reading:
~there is a book by ICAN that some moms have found helpful-- ask your local ICAN, aparently it's not on their website....
~there is an article,"You Should Be Grateful" ... i'll just add a disclaimer that this article is very helpful for those who are angry about their c-s, but can be hurtful to those who are not. http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/C...begrateful.htm
~an article on mothering, which, imo, just scratches the surface, but it's there at least! http://www.mothering.com/guest_edito...place/133.html
~I honestly dont remember where this link came from, but it was in my links, and there's some thoughts there...... http://www.sheilakitzinger.com/Artic...irthHaunts.htmEnergy Healing, Thereapy, Etc....
Yoga and Reiki and chakra work and cranial sacral ... also:
These two are basically the same thing, EFT is more complex, Tapping is simplified... BOTH you can do ON YOUR OWN (so, no worries about COST, which is so often a HUGE stumbling block for a new mom getting the help she needs!)
They are both based on the idea that there are lines of energy in the body-- and unwanted feelings are caused by blocks in that energy flow.
~Emotional Freedom Technique: http://emofree.com/
~Tapping: http://www.tapping.comI especially recomend THIS ONE EXERCISE-- it takes like 2 minutes to do, and made *such* an amazing difference for me. http://www.tapping.com/videos/chakra-clearing.html
THESE two are ones that were recomended, but i've not done them myself.... my impression is that they are slighly more involved (i think they need a pro to help), and for esp those with PTSD.
~Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): http://www.emdr.com/index.htm
~Jin Shin Jyutsu: http://jsjinc.net/
(there is part of this one you can do yourself.... I didnt ever quite "get" it.... but it's the same kind of idea as tapping/eft. http://jsjinc.net/maincentral.php