I believe that those who mother are just as important as their children. That belief is the bedrock of my work.
Each of the parents that I work with comes to me with their own unique set of challenges. So I’m not sure if you’ve woken up ten years into a marriage and an experience of motherhood that you realize has been draining you instead of filling you.
Or maybe you’re facing an empty nest and wondering how you are going to figure out who you are now.
You could be swamped by the needs of a young family and struggling to reclaim your life after a maternal mental illness.
You could be a single parent trying to create a village of support.
Or maybe you have spent your entire life trying to please everyone but yourself, and you are now wondering if it’s too late to change.
Maybe you have one problem, one boundary to set or one tough conversation to have.
You could have realized that you want to chart a new path and you need some long term help to chart your course.
Motherhood is so many things and our experiences of it are all so different. The thing that ties us all together is the balancing act. How do we love and support ourselves while we love and support our children?
Even though we are all mothering we each have our own past, our own dreams, our own unique personalities, and problems.
And even if two moms are in the same situation and want the same outcome, they may need totally different strategies to get there.
Taking the time to listen to you and personalizing all of our work together so that we focus on you will always be more effective than trying to fit you into a system.
You may never have heard of life coaching before and may not have any idea of what I can do or how I can help you, or you may feel that focusing on yourself in this way is an extravagance.
So let’s talk about who I am and what I do with my clients. Hi, my name is Graeme Seabrook, and I’m a mom. I’m a survivor of postpartum depression and anxiety. I live with PTSD from a traumatic birth experience, and I advocate for better mental health care for moms. I write about my struggles and the things that helped my family. I work with private organizations and local, state and the federal government to help change or create better policies that support all families dealing with a parental mental illness.
I’m also a Certified Motherhood Life Coach. I have trained and practiced to support those who mother in finding ways to thrive. Why motherhood? I chose to do this work because when I was suffering there was no one to help me. My goal is to be the person I needed.
Am I also the person you need?
My first job is to listen. When was the last time you felt like you were truly heard? When was the last time that someone listened to you in a way that helped you to hear yourself? That’s what I do. I help you to make discoveries about yourself.
We create our relationship together. We figure out what you need, what you want, and how to make those things happen. I help with any issue that could benefit from an objective eye and a new angle. My job, quite simply, is to help you make your life better.
- Cut through the clutter in your head and set clear priorities.
- Learn what it is that you want, what will make you happy and make that a priority.
- Let go of ‘mom guilt’.
- Communicate more clearly with friends, family, and coworkers.
- Create practical, achievable steps to reach your goals.
- Learn to set boundaries with ease and grace.
- Discover what self-care means to you and how to make it work in your life.
So, how does it work? That, again, is up to you! You can book a free 15-minute call with me to discuss your particular issue and see whether we are a good fit.
You can also book me for long term support for 3 or 6 months. We meet once a week for 60 minutes. Long term support is perfect for when you are looking to make lasting change in your life. It is also ideal for those who aren’t sure exactly what is wrong but know that life isn’t supposed to be like this. We will figure it out and then work to fix it, together.
Two or three times a year I will run special programs or courses around the topics of self-care, motherhood, or maternal mental illness. Sign up for my weekly newsletter, and you’ll always know what’s coming!
And yes, you can give me as a gift. Do you know a someone who could use an hour to focus only on herself? (Hint: you do) Contact me to set up a gift for a mom in your life: email@example.com.