This 8-week online group is for new moms who are experiencing mood changes after having a baby. It is led by Chigamik’s Indigenous Perinatal Mental Health Worker and provides a safe space to meet other parents who are also experiencing mood changes, such as anxiety or depression. This program follows Indigenous teachings related to creating a circle of support. The group will discuss coping and self-care strategies including:
- Education surrounding the various mood disorders, exploring the signs and symptoms
- Understanding imbalances through the use of the medicine wheel and support in developing a wellness framework
- Development of a wellness model to further support your relationships and assist in coping through difficult emotions
- Development of coping strategies and self-care strategies and understanding of the importance of self-care
Infant massage is a great way to bond with your baby. In this online workshop, Doula and Registered Massage Therapist, Miranda Garneau, will talk about the many benefits of infant massage including stimulating baby’s central nervous system and increasing baby’s body awareness. Participants will also learn about how abdominal massage can help with digestion and colic, and soothing and relaxing techniques to help baby sleep! To learn more about Chigamik’s Biidaaban Doula Collective, click here.
287 Bayshore Drive
Being a new mom can be overwhelming at times, especially during a pandemic! The added stress of keeping your children busy and connected, all while staying home and social distancing can be frustrating. In this workshop, Doula, Tasha Robitaille, will provide you with the tools and resources to start feeling productive and present in your daily life. You will learn how to make the ultimate shift from feeling worried and overwhelmed as a new mom, to feeling confident, productive and present in life. The workshop will also provide you with techniques to establish a plan for your mindset and home and create a routine that will help you stay calm and productive with your kids and family.