Welcome to the Peaceful Parenting Challenge Blog Carnival: Week #6 – Developing Positive Self-Talk
This post was written for inclusion in the 10 Week Peaceful Parenting Challenge Blog Carnival hosted by Prenatal to Parenting. This week our participants have written about Developing Positive Self-Talk. We hope you enjoy this week’s posts and consider joining us next week when we share about a week of Watching Our Language.
I discovered the power of the mind when I became a certified Hypnobabies instructor. In Hypnobabies we use hypnosis to help expecting women have a calm, peaceful, easy and comfortable births. I had seen the power of the program in action as a Doula but as I sat in the training I was 26 weeks pregnant myself. I was hoping my upcoming birth would look just as peaceful as the Hypnobabies births I had attended as a Hypno-Doula.
The daily Joyful Pregnancy Affirmations were one of my favourite parts of the program. I had a copy from my Hypno-Doula training and had started listening to them soon after conceiving. This pregnancy came after many months of trying and a heart-breaking miscarriage. The Joyful Pregnancy Affirmations brought much comfort to me in the first trimester and relieved a lot of my anxiety about having another miscarriage. The affirmations helped me feel strong, healthy and in touch with my growing baby.
After birthing my beautiful girl, Zola Mae, I spent over a year in a very angry state. I didn’t recognize it but I was struggling with postpartum depression. It wasn’t until a recent training workshop with Pacific Postpartum Support Society that I came to this realization and began to reach out for help. I decided I needed to make some changes and this is when my own journey into Peaceful Parenting kicked up into high gear.
I finally understood that I needed to work on myself before I could work on my parenting. So I began where it had all begun: with Hypnosis and Affirmations. I booked a session with my friend and Hypnotherapist Jenn King to help me work on my anger and I developed some affirmations for myself. Jenn agreed to record these affirmations for me and I began listening to them daily.
I have found the affirmations to be very powerful in my recovery and journey into peaceful parenting. I feel less anger, my boiling over point is much harder to reach, I feel more calm and patient and happy. I recognize my stressors, my negative self-talk and my triggers and can make adjustments to prevent myself from blowing up. I’m much more peaceful and so is my household.
Here are some of my affirmations:
I’ve now made these affirmations and more available to you as an MP3. For $10.99 you can purchase the 30 Steps to Peaceful Parenting e-book and MP3 package. The package includes the 10 Week Challenge I’ve been sharing and 20 additional weeks, the peaceful parenting affirmations track and the peaceful parenting meditation track. The package will be published at the end of September after our 10 Week Challenge is complete. Perfect timing if you have enjoyed the challenge and would like some more guided exercises for your journey into peaceful parenting.
I would love to hear how you are developing your positive self-talk, please leave me a comment below.
Please take time to read the submissions by the other carnival participants:
Positive Self Talk – Peaceful Parenting Challenge – Week 6 – Katrina from Kalem Photography has been developing positive self-talk for about 30 years.
Peaceful Parenting: Week 6 – I am NOT an Independent Woman … and that is okay.- Kathryn from Curiosity and the Kat reminds herself it’s ok to ask for help.
August 16th, 2013 · No Comments