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Sonya Watson is a mum of two and the Coordinator/ Facilitator for PND Canterbury. After suffering with and recovering from postpartum depression, Sonya now uses her personal journey to inspire, educate and support others in the Canterbury region.
Kathryn Whitehead, MA (distinction), PgDipClinPsych (distinction), MNZCCP is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked for ten years at the South Island Regional Mothers and Babies Inpatient Service in Christchurch, New Zealand. Specialising in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy alongside attachment theory and intervention, Kathryn cares about helping clients, infants and their families build strong, connected and compassionate lives and relationships.
From the heart and soul of Sonya Watson comes the heart-breaking journey of how she learnt to love her child. Combined with the expert insight of the compassionate and talented psychologist Kathryn Whitehead, this book is divided into two helpful parts.
In Part I we follow Sonya's desperate struggle with postpartum/postnatal depression and anxiety, leading her to the darkest of places as she struggled to accept her own child. We witness her painful journey as she tried to form a bond that comes so naturally to other young mothers. Meeting Kathryn changed her world forever as she helped Sonya to understand her feelings. Part I also gives us Kathryn's valuable insight into how and why Sonya struggled to bond with her child and outlines exactly what needed to be done to enable her to recover and enjoy life as a mother.
Part II is Pullingthetrigger, the definitive survival and recovery approach for overcoming postpartum depression and anxiety. It is a unique, user-friendly self-help approach to support and guide mothers experiencing postpartum depression to a place called recovery and beyond.