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Intrusive Thoughts




1.5 hours

About the Webinar

Intrusive thoughts are often negative, scary or confronting ideas or images that pop into our heads when we don’t want them to be there. 100% of new mothers report unwanted, intrusive thoughts of harming their infant by accident, and 50% report unwanted, intrusive thoughts of harming their infant on purpose. We all have intrusive thoughts, but these are increased during the perinatal period and can be very distressing. Many parents report feeling as though they are alone in this experience.

In this 1.5 hour webinar Frances Bilbao (Clinical Psychologist and founder of Mums Matter Psychology) and Sarah van Ree (Psychologist) present research, information and practical strategies for coping with intrusive thoughts.

This webinar is appropriate for anyone who would like to understand more about intrusive thoughts including the families of those experiencing distress.

During this webinar you will learn:

  • The most common types of intrusive thoughts for pregnant women and new parents

  • Why we have intrusive thoughts

  • Why we can become distressed by intrusive thoughts

  • Strategies for tolerating and taking the power out of these thoughts

  • Language to help you communicate with others regarding these thoughts.

  • How and when to seek additional help with managing these thoughts

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