BRIGHT: Overcoming Maternal Burnout
For mothers who do too much and never feel like enough.
Any of this sound familiar?
“I’ll [rest/see friends/start that hobby] once everyone else is taken care of.”
“If I let go of control, everything will fall apart.”
“Everybody needs things from me, and I feel like I have nothing left to give.”
“I’m so exhausted but my mind won’t stop racing.”
“At the end of the day, all I can do is zone out on screens, and then I feel like a loser for not using my time better.”
“Why can’t I get it together?”
Our busy hustle and grind culture spares no one, but mothers bear a particularly heavy load. Often, it seems that the model for how to do it “right” as a mother is to sacrifice time, energy, pleasure, and identity, with the promise that if you work hard enough, one day everything will feel in control and easy. Instead, doing more just leads to doing more, leaving you feeling exhausted, depleted, and anxious…and somehow, like you still aren’t enough.
BRIGHT is a virtual 6-session closed therapeutic group for female-identifying parents (step, foster, adoptive, and non-birthing partners all welcome) with children of any age who find themselves constantly moving, doing, managing, and producing, in an attempt to find stability, control, and calm. BRIGHT is designed for mothers who feel stretched thin, burned out, and stuck, and who want to find more ease, agency, and presence in their lives.
BRIGHT will be offered in two groups-
Wednesday Cohort: June 9- July 23 (no group on 6/30) 6-730pm
Friday Cohort: June 11-July 25 (no group on 7/2), 1030am-12pm
As a free bonus, each cohort will have an optional drop-in “co-resting” session on either Saturday or Sunday morning each week. During these sessions, participants will have the opportunity to log on at the designated time, turn off your camera, and engage in a self-care/leisure activity. Co-resting sessions are free and optional, but encouraged, to get you in the habit of having regular, protected leisure time!
Minimum of 4, maximum of 8 participants per group.
Within the safety of a supportive group, participants will:
- learn mindfulness techniques and somatic interventions to ground and self-regulate
- examine how societal, gender, familial, and individual messages and beliefs perpetuate burnout and “not enoughness”
- utilize self-compassion and CBT skills to reduce anxiety and shame and set healthy boundaries
- identify and align with core values
- build internal and external resources for support, self-care, and emotional regulation
- create a realistic and sustainable plan to reclaim time, presence, connection and joy
This investment covers the cost of six 90-minute group sessions, with six bonus co-resting sessions, and a PDF of worksheets to use during and after sessions.
Participants are welcome to utilize payment plans at no additional cost, but the price reflects the six-session group as a whole, and will not be reduced or prorated according to attendance.
1 payment of $330
2 payments of $165
3 payments of $110
6 payments of $55
I’m Allison Staiger. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Perinatal Mental Health Certified. I work with birthing parents all along the parenting spectrum: from trying to conceive, through pregnancy, and into postpartum, including folks experiencing infertility, loss, birth trauma, and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. I have helped many moms put internal and external systems in place to protect and heal from pervasive burnout and overwhelm (myself included), and I’m excited to create a space to do this in a group setting!
Questions? Clarifications? Ready to get started? Enrollment in BRIGHT requires a free consult and intake to ensure goodness of fit. Want to join or get more information? Fill out the form below and I will reach out to you directly within 24 hours. Enrollment closes on June 4th, 2021.