As a Mom of three or more boys our lives are filled with so many different emotions. In one day we can experience loneliness, joyfulness, depression, sheer excitement, chaotic stress, warm tender love and belly laughter. And sometimes we are terrified and question if we are raising these boys the right way. It's exhausting, stressful, wonderful, scary and sometimes you are on top of the world and other times you can't sleep with worry about your boy. That rollercoaster ride is the life of a MoBster. Let's unveil our true feelings on being a Mom to Boys.
Heather Mulvihill, leading Psychologist, will create a discussion on the normalcy of our feelings, no matter how dark and depressed you may feel at times.
Heather will discuss issues we face daily, what triggers our stress, ways to cope with the anxiety. It is important to taketime for self care. Our life of Boys is unlike any other and we will learn to embrace the struggles together. Coming to MoB events will help you, which in turn will only help our Boys, in other words self care is not SELFISH!
Sometimes we need the MoB tribe to normalize our unpredictable feelings in raising a band of brothers. You are not alone.
Heather has an MS in psychology and an MA in counseling psych. She is trained in trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and is certified Gestalt psychotherapy. She works as a mental health consultant to help families and individuals understand their options and connect them with appropriate clinicians or programs. She also presents to groups or organizations on an array of topics such as, suicide, depression, childhood and adolescence. She is certified in QPR training and present suicide prevention workshops to train individuals who are not mental health professionals to recognize the warning signs of a suicidal crisis and learn skills for appropriate intervention. She currently serves as the Chairman of the Board atthe Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center at the University of Colorado's Anshutz Medical Campus.
Join your fellow MoBsters in this safe and supportive group.
Coffee and light munchies will be served.