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Episode 11- Motherhood 101: What It’s REALLY Like with Maria Yakimchuk

There are many myths, misconceptions and different thoughts that exist today around motherhood and things like postpartum, self-care and trauma. That’s why I wanted to bring an expert on to the podcast to share what motherhood is REALLY like.

Maria Yakimchuk is a Certified Transformational EFT Coach who helps moms struggling to find joy and fulfillment in motherhood, clear past traumas and emotional blocks, so they can live in alignment with their authentic selves.Her goal and mission is to give moms tools to be able to heal their own traumas, discover their true authentic power, and be able to create motherhood experiences that are in line with their visions.

In this episode, Maria reveals how each of us can approach motherhood in an authentic and brave way. Motherhood doesn’t have to be all “puppies and rainbows”, and we hope what we discuss in this episode will provide a healthy reframe as we explore all things motherhood.

If you want a handout describing today’s actions, head over to my website, for a free download. I hope you find a little tip in today’s talk that resonates with you, and you know that you are not alone on your journey of self-discovery and self-care.

Until next time, keep on practicing and keep on being authentic and brave!

What I Cover In This Episode:

  • The gifts that Maria brings to the world and why she wanted to share them today on the podcast [2:13]

  • What postpartum is and the common misconceptions and myths that surround it [3:41]

  • The stigmas and underlying blocks that so often prevent women from healing [7:24]

  • A reminder about why we need to not just invest in others and focus on our own health as moms too [10:28]

  • What EFT is all about and the ways in which this type of therapy helps people [12:16]

  • How trauma doesn’t have to be a certain type or perceived severity to have an impact on a person’s health [16:58]

Where Can You Find Out More About Maria?

Maria is a Certified Transformational EFT Coach who helps moms heal from depression and anxiety without the use of medication. With her unique coaching approach that blends EFT (Tapping), Self-Compassion work, and deep knowledge of maternal mental health, she helps moms heal their own childhood traumas, break free from dysfunctional familial patterns, and eliminate shame and guilt, so they can thrive in motherhood and create new healthy family norms for themselves and their children. And she teaches you how to do this in as little as 10 minutes a day, because all moms are busy and have no time to waste on techniques that require special set up and lots of time.

She is also a mom of 2 very energetic, sensitive and strong willed boys, and an easy going dog. Maria is no stranger to struggling to find joy in the often busy and chaotic life as a mother. She is a PPD and PPA survivor, who has successfully healed her PPD, PPA, and PMDD, as well as debilitating migraines, with EFT tapping and self-compassion meditations.

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