1. What is your mentoring program and how does it work?
The program consists of weekly e-classes that give you a step-by-step guide to understanding your individual experience of postnatal depression and how you can change the thinking that causes postnatal depression and motherhood stress. I do not bombard you with loads of information for you to pour through. I have created this program so that you are given one step to work on per week that is going to make permanent changes to your life, so you’ll know exactly what you are meant to be doing.
2. How long does each lesson take to go through?
Every week you will need to allocate about 2-3 hours to complete, however you do not have to complete this all at once. I have further divided each week’s lessons into daily readings that will take you about 15-20minutes per day to read and then the final day (the 7th day) you will do your experiential exercise for the week which will take about an hour or so. As an alternative, most of these daily readings can also be heard by audio on your iphone, ipad or PC or wherever you have access to the internet (and a set of headphones).
Creating the program this way caters to the time constraints of being a parent. Everyone can squeeze in 15-20minutes a day and one hour on the 7th day, so you can either do it that way, or you can learn the whole week’s information at your own pace, whenever you have the time. However it is recommended that you do it progressively on a daily basis, so that you don’t have lots to read at the end of the week and so that you get time to learn and gradually apply your new knowledge in your daily life.
Having an audio option means that you are able to listen to the day’s reading while you are at the park with your kids, exercising or just doing the housework, making it even easier to receive your daily lesson.
3. How long does the whole program last?
To be able to practice the 5-step process with a complete understanding of why you are doing each step and how to do each step, it will take you 12 weeks (three months) to complete. After the initial three months, you can then opt to continue with our monthly program where you will receive ongoing support as you continue on your journey to recovery and maintain access to the 12 weeks lessons that you have just received.
It is recommended that you stick with the program for 12 months so that you can get a thorough learning of how to apply changes to your life and receive the support to help answer any questions that pop up.
4. What if I don’t understand the mentoring program myself?
As part of signing up with the mentoring program you have full access to our membership Q&A forum where you can ask any question you like regarding the program and also read other people’s questions and comments in relation to their issues. If you don’t want to ask your question on the forum because it is of a sensitive nature, you can email your questions direct to us, so you are always fully supported during your learning.
5. Where did you learn the techniques you used to overcome Postpartum Depression?
I have personally devoured and researched lots of self-help information, participated and trained with many personal devlopment courses and trained as a life coach and course facilitator with the Anti-depression association of australia who have helped over 4,000 clients through depression, anxiety and stress-related illnesses. Also the information has been collated from:
Scientific research – there is a very physical process involved with changing your thinking in regards to postnatal depression and you will find that the information that I teach you is supported by scientific studies
Personal experience – as you already know, I have personally been through postnatal depression and have been sitting exactly where you are now. I have experienced the successful results of all of the tips and advice that I now share with you.
Clinical experience – I have a lot of experience working with people with stress, depression and anxiety both through my own businesses, as well as working for the Anti-depression association of Australia as a life coach and course facilitator.
6. Do you follow these tips and advice for youself?
Absolutely!! I have had 32 years of thinking the same way that caused my postnatal depression and that doesn’t go away overnight. As well as that, my kids continue to grow and develop, and with that comes many challenges coming my way that I need to be able to handle without going into my habitual responses (eg anger). Everyday, I use the information that I teach you to retrain myself to look at challenging situations in a healthier way. My progress is ongoing, as yours will be too.
7. I’m already seeing a counsellor/therapist. Should I stop seeing them?
No. This information is not to be used as a substitute for industry professional counsellors and psychologists. You can use this program in conjunction with your therapist, however do not stop any form of treatment that you are currently receiving. If you find you are having tremendous results with this program, discuss them with your therapist so that they can determine the best course of action for you and your circumstances. There is value in meeting your therapist on a regular basis because you are seeing someone face to face who can give you that one-on-one client care that may be required for your circumstances. Also, you already have history with your therapist who knows your individual circumstances and they are probably using additional techniques that cater for your individual circumstances that can be used in conjunction with what I’m teaching.
8. What about medication? If this is a natural program, should I stop taking my medication?
Under no circumstances should you ever stop your prescribed medication without the advice of your doctor. Even though this program is a natural program, if you are already on medication you must continue to stay on it. If you feel better and are having great results using this program, then you should consult your doctor, tell him/her what you have been doing and investigate what your options are for reducing or stopping your medication under their medical supervision.
9. How do I pay for the weekly subscription?
You can pay for your subscription through paypal either with credit card or with your bank account. This is the most trusted way to pay and you don’t even need to have an account. It’s very easy. Then, after your initial payment, your weekly payments will automatically be taken out of that account on a weekly basis until you stop your subscription.
10. How long do I have to sign up for?
You can stay a member of the program for as long as you want. You get a lesson every week, so when they stop being useful to you, just let us know and we will unsubscribe you and stop your payments straight away.
11. If I want to stop my mentoring program membership, how do I do that?
You simply fill in the form on the ‘contact us’ page and tell us that you would like to cancel and we will do the rest.
12. Why do you need my email address?
Each day you will be sent an inspirational quote and encouragement for the day’s lesson. Also, member announcements will be sent to you by email. Your email address is held in strictest privacy, and will not be released to any third party for any reason whatsoever, unless required by law. You will most certainly not be subjected to spam as a result of your Postpartum Depression Recovery Program membership!
13. Can I access previous lessons when I join?
When you join our program, you start at the beginning and are given access to each week as you continue through the program. You will always have access to that week, plus any previous weeks that you have already subscribed to, so you can view them as many times as you want to, which is highly recommended. That way if you fall behind for any reason, you can just pick up where you left off.
14. How do I ask a question on the forum?
When you log into the membership site you will see the Q&A forum page on the main menu. Simply click on that page to post your own question, or read other people’s questions and comments.