New parents

The Human Givens approach offers new parents strategies to cope with both the emotional and practical challenges that accompany the arrival of a new baby or babies.
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Strategies for new parents

In our sessions we will utilise some or all of the following. These strategies will be tailored to individual circumstances thereby enhancing their effectiveness.


Awareness and understanding of our emotional needs and resources

Human Givens emphasises the understanding and meeting of our emotional needs for example security, attention(both giving and receiving), emotional connection and a sense of control.

As we transition into parenthood these emotional needs can be impacted and if the needs continue to be unmet , can lead to feelings of stress, anxiety, depression and overwhelm.


Improving sleep

The Human Givens approach can also help parents establish or re establish healthy sleep habits which can improve sleep quality and support our physical and mental wellbeing.

Effective communication

Good communication is vital for parenting, and also with grandparents or extended family and later with teachers or nursery staff.

The Human Givens approach provides insights into how to communicate needs and feelings effectively without conflict, which is essential in maintaining a supportive relationship.

Help parents to manage stress and anxiety, phobias, OCD, anger, addictions, trauma, ADHD, grief and loss

If you are impacted by any of these issues for the first time or perhaps you may have experienced these before I can support you to overcome these challenges quickly and effectively to allow you to be fully present for your children and family.


Help parents to manage feelings of stress and anxiety

These feelings are very common in new parents as we do our best to navigate often unknown territory. The Human Givens approach can help with techniques such as breathing techniques, relaxation, guided imagery and mindfulness techniques.

You will be provided with an array of tools for your toolbox. Some of these can be shared with your own children when they reach an appropriate age.

Building resources

The Human Givens framework also encourages us to build emotional resources and resilience which for new parents could involve developing a support network, finding time for self- care or learning to balance personal needs with those of the baby.

Psycho education and problem solving skills

The Human Givens Approach also places a strong emphasis on education, which can help parents understand the developmental needs of their child, promoting effective parenting strategies.

Helping parents to think about problems in terms of needs that are either being met or unmet can help parents find practical solutions to the challenges they face, such as managing time or dealing with behavioural issues.

If you’d like to find out more I offer a free, 15-minute consultation by phone or on Zoom, this is an opportunity for you to ask any questions and see if we might be a good fit.