Earlier this month I posted about a post-partum group that I have been a part of at the Ottawa Hospital. This Thursday will be my final session with this group, which is bittersweet. I feel that I have gained a lot from this group and am so glad to have shared a portion of my journey with these wonderful women. I am happy to know that my finishing opens up a spot for another struggling mother to hopefully get as much out of the group as I have. Although I am taking a step forward, I do feel as though I am leaving a security blanket behind.
Today, however, I started a new group. This one is Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which is a more systematic, goal-oriented approach. It will hopefully help me break some patterns and deal with the anxiety that I am feeling post-partum. I am thankful that I was able to get a place in this group and left today’s session feeling very hopeful. I also had a good chat with one of the other moms after the session, which was great. It’s really wonderful to be able to openly talk to someone else who I know is in a similar situation to mine and not feel inhibited by the stigma that is often attached to depression. I am very grateful for that too.
I am also grateful for you, dear reader. Thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings and join me on my journey.