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Thrive Series

What’s in this Circle?

Join this Circle – a small, secure group of supportive mums facing the same challenges as you – and find a path to thriving, not just surviving. Together.

Over four weeks you and your Circle will explore what it means to be a mum. The ups, the downs, and the even further downs. Together you’ll come to realise what an amazing job you’re doing and how to enjoy the moment, right now.

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What's a circle

Thrive Series

Modules 4 parts
Duration Each part is 6 days
Starts Every Sunday
Price Free
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Part 1 of 4

Transforming Loneliness

Understand why you can feel lonely as a mum, and find new ways to be energised and connected with those you love.

What you're going to do

This is the lifeblood of your Circle. It’s your safe space to talk, honestly and openly, with mums who are in the same boat. To seek and share thoughts, reassurance and guidance.

If you’ve got five minutes, tune in to our daily audio story featuring our expert psychologist Kathryn in conversation with Jane, a 35-year-old mother of three.

Learn more about Kathryn

To enrich the group chat each day – and to help shift your own perspective – Kathryn will provide a relevant tip or technique for you and your Circle to put into practice, together.

Plan for week 1

Every day the audio story will explore a different question, which you can also discuss with your Circle.

Day 1 - Introduction

Meet your Circle and find out who Kathryn and Jane are.

Day 2

What makes you feel lonely?

Day 3

What are the things you feel you can’t talk about?

Day 4

Does your relationship with your child / children feel one way?

Day 5

Do you feel you’ve lost a part of yourself?

Day 6

Are your needs being looked after?

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Part 2 of 4

(Re)finding Your Identity

Do you feel you have lost yourself in gaining a child? Discover who you are again and learn ways of embracing your whole, enriched, changing identity as mother, partner, friend, daughter and/or worker.

Plan for the week 2

Every day the audio story will explore a different question, which you can also discuss with your Circle.

Day 1 - Introduction

Kathryn introduces Liz and her story, which Week 2 will follow

Day 2

Has motherhood changed the way other people see you?

Day 3

What do you miss about the old you?

Day 4

Has your relationship with your partner changed?

Day 5

Do you feel you are a different person with your friends & family?

Day 6

Has your professional identity been affected by motherhood?

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Part 3 of 4 (Coming soon)

Understanding Why Self-kindness Matters

Nurturing your own needs and passions brings energy, humour and life to the way you mother your children. We will share ideas on why and how to do this more.

Plan for week 3 coming soon ...

Part 4 of 4 (Coming soon)

How to be a Moment to Moment Mother

Nurturing your own needs and passions brings energy, humour and life to the way you mother your children. We will share ideas on why and how to do this more.

Plan for week 4 coming soon ...

I have enjoyed using the Circles app and found it really useful being able to openly chat about my experiences to others along with listening to other people. It was good to hear that we had all felt the same and feel 'normal' instead of 'what's wrong with me!'
Sarah
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The Expert: Kathryn Hollins

The Expert: Kathryn Hollins

Dr Hollins is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, focusing on mental health and emotional well-being during the developmental timeline of pregnancy, parenthood and family life. She treats families across the lifespan, including pregnancy, infancy, childhood, adolescence and parenthood.

She offers her reflections and tips on mental health and

motherhood based on her varied life experiences as doctor, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, anthropologist and mother.

"Relationships with our children build the foundations of their health and happiness. Strengthening our own relationships, including those close at hand and faraway, past, present and future, will repair and energise our own health and happiness"

Who Is The Circle For?

If you are finding being a mum tough at the moment; If there are things you feel you can’t talk about; if you want to talk to other mums at the same stage of life as you that also feel the same way;

if you’d like to hear an expert opinion on the topics you are interested in and if you want to practice tips to make things better, then this Thrive Series is for you.

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