Perinatal Wellbeing - The Podcast about Prenatal, Pregnancy & Postpartum Health

Special: Climb Out of the Darkness Event, Episode 2

October 06, 2023 Christine Cunningham Season 3 Episode 0
Perinatal Wellbeing - The Podcast about Prenatal, Pregnancy & Postpartum Health
Special: Climb Out of the Darkness Event, Episode 2
Show Notes

 Please donate to the Climb here https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/healthy-start-healthy-future-inc/p2p/COTDCanada/team/team-ontario-virtual/

Episode Description:

Today’s episode is a special one for PWO’s Climb Out of the Darkness fundraising event. On these 2 bonus episodes we are going to talk about accessing different types of supports in the Perinatal period when we are experiencing symptoms of a mood and anxiety disorder.  

On today’s episode I am so excited to have Amber Sperling talking about the benefits of individual therapy and Kelley Hassanpour about the benefits of group work and group therapy.

Highlights:

Amber Sperling discusses the benefits of Individual therapy:
2:13 - Introducing Amber
2:32 - Amber shares her story of challenges when having her babies
7:06 - Amber moved into working in the Perinatal Mental Health field
8:42 - What is individual therapy?
19:16 - How can people access individual therapy in Ontario?
27:06 – Transition between segments

Kelley Hassanpour discusses the benefits of Group Therapy:
27:10 - Introducing Kelley
27:37 - Kelley’s experience with PPA, accessing private therapy and how to do that
30:29 - Finding a therapist that aligns with your values
35:17 - Kelley’s shift in her professional life, developing groups for new parents
39:46 - What does Kelley see that clients take away from groups
43:39 - The benefits of our NICU therapy group

You can reach all of our guests below:
 Karin Thoms
Instagram @karin_pwo
Email: peersupport@perinatalwellbeing.ca
https://www.perinatalwellbeing.ca/group-peer-support
Dr. Niki Nephin
Website https://nikithenaturopath.com
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nikinephinND/
Instagram @nikithenaturopath
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine https://ccnm.edu/
Kelley Hassanpour
Website https://www.parentingfromwithin.ca/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ParentingFromWithin
Instagram @parenting_from_within_
Amber Sperling
Website https://www.ambersperling.ca/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100081392572507
Instagram @amber.sperling.rsw
Allison Flynn-Bowman at Life With a Baby
Website www.lifewithababy.com
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LifeWithABaby
Instagram @lifewithababy
You can find us at www.perinatalwellbeing.ca on Instagram @perinatalwellbeing_ontario or by email info@perinatalwellbeing.ca

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