WRENTHAM, Mass. — The Pandemic caused a lot of people to re-evaluate their lives, and it also led to a focus on mental health.
For parents who are juggling work and parenting, it can feel like there isn’t much time left in the tank at the end of the day to focus on themselves.
Enter “The Mom Coach.”
A Mom Coach is different than a therapist. Therapists may focus on events in your past that are affecting your life, while Mom Coaching is about looking to the future and crafting action steps to set Moms up for success.
Boston 25 News Anchor Heather Hegedus sat down with Wrentham Mom Coach Christine Anastasia who, herself, is a Mom to 3 kids. Christine was laid off from her job at Berklee College of Music during the Pandemic. So she shifted gears and became certified as a Mom Coach.
“I was commuting into Boston -- an hour and a half commute -- with 2 kids under 3 at the time, and I was sitting on the train looking everywhere and thinking “all these moms are stressed out and are not finding ways to not take care of themselves,” and I said “I must not be the only one. This isn’t being talked about enough,” said Anastasia.
Clients find her through word of mouth and social media. They talk about everything from the day-to-day challenges, to mindset work. Christine says her clients are often ambitious and motivated. But taking care of themselves takes the back seat. So christine has a 3-prong approach to prioritizing moms’ well being:
The first step is what she calls a “Micro Moment.” It involves finding 2 to 5 minutes in a day just for Mom.
The second is a “Micro Shift” when she tells Moms to block out 20 minutes for an activity like a walk, a nap or meditation, at least a couple of times a week.
The third is a “Micro Event,” which is an event Moms are told to book very few months or more, that gives them joy- maybe a massage, or a festival.
“It’s really about taking the time to carve out: ‘what is that formula for you?’ And it can evolve over time,” said Anastasia.
As for the cost, Anastasia says it varies based on the level of coaching and there are price points for everyone, but her sessions start at $100 for 30 minutes.
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