with Therapist Kate Borsato
We know that becoming a parent will bring worry and anxiety. It comes with the territory. You’ve never been responsible for something more important than this tiny human you are now caring for. But where is the line between normal amounts of worry and paralyzing amounts of anxiety? Do you worry and wonder whether it takes up to much of your focus? Do you get very stuck in over researching what is “right”? The thing is, anxiety shows up in many different ways. The key is to be aware that something isn’t right and seeking help when it’s disrupting your ability to enjoy motherhood. In this episode, Kate and I discuss the differences between normal parenting worry and postpartum anxiety, how anxiety shows up in our lives, and when you should seek help.
Kate Borsato is a mom of two daughters and lives on Vancouver Island, Canada. She works as a mental health therapist and online educator for women as they transition to motherhood. After experiencing anxiety and depression herself, Kate is driven to help other women develop self-compassion as they work through the often surprising obstacles of becoming moms. She loves to encourage women to remember themselves during this busy stage of life, to set their own expectations of what a “good” mom means, and to surrender to the bumpy ride that motherhood brings.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- The difference between fear, worry, and anxiety
- What anxiety looks like
- How normal mom worry and postpartum anxiety differ
- When to seek support for postpartum anxiety
- The effect trauma has
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