Fantastic Kickoff event for the year!
Heather Mulvhill (MS, MA, LPC) asked The MoB what was the most difficult part of sending our Boys back to school, whether it be Kindergarten, Highschool or College! We all realized we are going through similar phases and that we are not alone in this journey. The large group was divided into 5 smaller groups where we shared what we are going through and had the opportunity to give ideas, resolutions or just listen! This was the perfect opportunity to let go of any judgement of trying to be a perfect mom! None of us have it all togther so let's support one another by being authentic and real.
The most important thing that Heather said we can do is Listen to our kids! It is very important to have a good relationship with your kids. She said to share with you boys what you are feeling and what is overwhelming in your life. It will make your relationship better. Last but not least, carve out at least 10 minutes a day for time for yourself. We put a lot of pressure on ourselves so use this time to reboot!
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.