As a parent, it can be all too easy to live life on automatic pilot - fulfilling one demand after another while missing out on much of the journey. And though you can't control every situation, you can influence the outcome by learning to change how you react. Dr Diana Korevaar, a practising perinatal psychiatrist, uses mindfulness practice as a powerful tool to help parents calm down, connect and reframe the challenges they face in order to experience life more positively.
Grounded in science, Mindfulness for Mums and Dads features dozens of case studies, as well as simple mindfulness practices that can be carried out anywhere. These are practical tools for anyone seeking to actively engage in their own recovery from anxiety or depression, or for those no longer content to 'just exist' in life, hoping that things will get better in the future. In as little as three minutes a day, it is possible to take control of your life, become calmer and more compassionate, and be fully present for the small moments in life that create true and lasting happiness.
About the Author
Dr Diana Korevaar is a consultant psychiatrist specialising in women's health, pregnancy and perinatal psychiatric disorders. She has had extensive training in mindfulness-based treatment approaches, and has employed these techniques not only in her work, but also in her personal life. In the course of her work, Diana has observed how men and women from all walks of life have benefited from this approach. She co-wrote the Mind the Bump mindfulness and meditation app developed by Beyond Blue and Smiling Mind in 2014.