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July 18, 2024

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Free “New Parenthood” Workshop in Murfreesboro

Those in attendance will learn new ways to understand the transition to parenthood, especially motherhood, in a less pathologizing way.

Insight Counseling Centers is hosting a free parenting workshop, “The Hard Truths of New Parenthood,” on Friday, June 30 at First United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro (265 W Thompson Ln, Murfreesboro, TN 37129). The event will be presented by Hannah Feliciano, a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist, between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.

During the workshop, one of the subjects that will be discussed is the mental health challenges of parenting. Another topic will focus on learning healthy ways to cope with the tough and draining work of parenting.

There’s no doubt, being a brand-new parent can be a challenge on a daily and sometimes minute-by-minute basis. Those challenges can start during pregnancy and continue long after the birth of your new bundle of joy. The challenges that come after birth are in the form of post postpartum. During the workshop, perinatal and postpartum stages will be explored and the impact it has on both mothers and fathers.

On Friday, Feliciano will help those in attendance learn about new ways to understand the transition to parenthood, especially motherhood, in a less pathologizing way. Pathologizing occurs when people — and even medical experts — mentally categorize someone experiencing normal human emotions after a hard or challenging time as abnormal.

The workshop concludes with the exploration of creating the internal and external supports and coping strategies needed to manage the transition to parenthood in a healthier way.

At the end of the event, there will be time for a Question & Answer session, which will be open to all in attendance.

While the event is free, those interested in attending are asked to register by visiting The workshop will be held at First United Methodist Church on Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro this Friday morning between 9:30 and 11:30 am.


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.