During lock down I wanted to share a few things I have come across to help ease the stress/boredom.
I have suffered on and off from anxiety for years and I don’t think there is a parent out there who hasn’t. One of tools I use for this is Mindfulness.
I came across Angela Nearly 5 years ago when she was a birthing teacher for Daisy Baby, I was pregnant with my daughter and again when I went to her birthing classes after Faith was born. She is one of the most amazing warm and supportive women I have every met and because of her classes have met some amazing mums who I count as some of my best friends, as are our kids.
About a year ago I found out Angela had started Mummy Mindful classes local to me and jumped at the chance to join and I can honestly say it has been a wonderful experience.
She has created a safe space for Mums to chat, vent, relax and switch off for an hour (or two).
However, being a self-employed mum of 2 herself the lockdown has meant the classes cannot continue face to face at the moment. I really miss that hour away to relax and switch off so I was delighted when Angela told us she would be doing her classed online.
Now she is doing 2 Facebook lives per week, one with mindfulness and guided relaxation the other a shorter session with just relaxation. The online classes are amazing, and I have found them an enormous help to switch off at such a worrying time.
You can listen to Angela’s first class for free on the group page. She only charges £5 per week for these classes and NHS workers or people in financial hardship can view for free.
I think we all need a bit of time away from everything and these classes are perfect.
I have added a link to her page below just ask to be added to the group for the lives.