BirthWays New Moms Group starting

BirthWays New Moms Group starting in Berkeley

BirthWays in Berkeley is offering a support group for moms that starts Tuesday February 28 It is a 6 week facilitated group for moms and their babies (0-4 months old) from 2:00-3:30 that runs Tuesdays from February 28 to April 4th
 
Each group begins with a check in and then go with the topics that arise from the group. Everything from green poop (is that normal??) to the shifting relationships we have with ourselves, our parents, our partners, our friends and our careers gets discussed.
For many moms it is one of the first places they feel safe venturing out on their own.
For more info and to sign up go to: http://birthways.org/new-moms-groups/
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Postpartum Stress Support Group

Lee Safran has a new Postpartum Stress (depression/anxiety) Support Group beginning 2/18 or soon thereafter. Lee has run these groups for the last 10 years and offers a space for connection, growth and community for women feeling isolated in their postpartum experience.  The group is appropriate for women experiencing anxiety, intrusive thoughts, depression, insomnia, birth trauma, overwhelm and/or problems with attachment to their child.

The group will run biweekly for 8 sessions with the possibility of repeating the group cycle depending on the needs of the group members. The meetings are in Kensington within blocks from Berkeley/El Cerrito/Albany borders.
For more detailed information and a flier, go to my website, http://www.leesafran.com/psg.htm.

Lee Safran, MFT
1562 Oak View Ave.
Kensington, CA  94706
(510) 496-6096
www.leesafran.com

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Warmline for Dads

Dads Warmline!

Dads can now talk with another dad on the Warm Line. In our mission to serve more communities, we now offer services specifically for dads. You can call our Warm Line and ask to talk with a dad. This is a place where dads can talk to another dad about their own mental health needs during this period as well as gather information about supporting a partner who might be experiencing their own mood or anxiety disorder.

Warm Line

Toll-Free Peer Support Line 1-888-404-7763Leave a message, and a trained volunteer will return your call within twenty-four hours.Our support line offers free telephone support for all parents.  The line is staffed by parents who have experienced a perinatal mood and/or anxiety disorder and has recovered fully, or licensed therapist with specialized training in perinatal mental health.We provide warm, understanding, effective and private support and professional referrals for new parents and their family members.We also provide information about support group locations and schedules, and resources and information for professionals in the community.NEW!  Dads line-   call our warm line and ask to talk with a dad.  This is place where dads can talk to another dad about their own mental health needs during this period as well as gather information about supporting a partner who might be experiencing their own mood or anxiety disorder.

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New Dad’s Group at Rockridge Wellness Center

New Dad’s Support Group at Rockridge Wellness Center

Taking care of a new child can be an overwhelming jumble of stimuli, with
daily new stresses and unforeseen joys. The Dads Support Group offers a
time-out for self-care, reflection, and the support of others with little
ones (infants to preschoolers). Dads Support Group also offers concrete
stress-reduction tools, along with techniques to nurture and navigate
relationships with partners and other caregivers.

Dads Support Group meets once a week for 6 weeks, on Wednesdays from 6:30
PM – 8:00 PM, at the Rockridge Wellness Center (5327 College Avenue).
Fall/Winter group runs 11/30/16 – 1/18/17 (no group the last two weeks of
December). Cost for 6 groups: $180.

Facilitated by William Selig, PsyD, MFA, a psychotherapist and a father.
For more information, or to sign up, go to *www.williamselig.com/dads
<http://www.williamselig.com/dads>*, or contact Dr. Selig at 510-559-0927
or *dr@williamselig.com <dr@williamselig.com>*.

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