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"She Seems Out of Touch With Her Baby"

"She Seems Out of Touch With Her Baby"
Relating to Women Who Find it Hard to Be Mothers

presented by Naomi Stadlen
(Psychotherapist, Author of How Mothers Love)

Online Webinar:
Friday 23rd August, 11:30am - 12:40pm (approx). AEST
(the seminar will be recorded to watch later if you are unable to view at these times, but pre-registration is essential)

   $24.90 Members
$34.90 Non-Members (you will need access to a computer with speakers & an internet connection to view this webinar) Register Here

Touch is a very sensitive way for a mother to communicate with her baby. However, some mothers don't seem to enjoy it, and also seem reluctant to be 'in touch with' their babies. For helpers who are aware of all the benefits of a loving touch and a warm relationship, it can be challenging to maintain rapport with a mother who seems to be "out of touch" with her baby in this way. But mothers can have many reasons for holding back. Some may have experienced abuse, trauma or other conditions which affect their perceptions of touch and other bodily sensations. Their reluctance to touch or to be 'in touch' may be a form of self-protection, or even a survival strategy.

A mother can't force feelings she doesn't have. But she can still be supported: relating to a mother with kindness often helps her to relate more kindly to her baby. Naomi Stadlen, psychotherapist and author of the groundbreaking book "How Mothers Love", will draw from real-life case examples from Certified Infant Massage Instructors to discus some ways that helpers can create a safe setting so that a woman can feel comfortable talking - if she wants to - and connecting with her baby in a way that is right and safe for her. Naomi Stadlen is a mother of three and a grandmother of two. She is author of  What Mothers Do and How Mothers Love. She has worked for many years as a psychotherapist, specialising in helping parents of young children. She continues to work for La Leche League as a breastfeeding counsellor in London, and runs weekly discussion groups for mothers called Mothers Talking. Naomi teaches and supervises at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in London.

Professional Members of IAIM Australia can claim 1 CPD point for attending this webinar.

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