Matrescence is a time of immense growth, self-discovery, and adjustment. It is a period where you may experience a wide range of emotions, identity shifts, and challenges that can leave you feeling overwhelmed or uncertain. Mothers can be surprised by some of the emotions they find themselves experiencing, particularly anger, guilt, shame and regret. Matrescence coaching provides a safe space for you to explore and navigate these feelings, guiding you towards self-awareness, clarity, and empowerment.

You might begin to:

  • Foster self-compassion: Motherhood can bring feelings of guilt, doubt, and judgment. Cultivate self-compassion, let go of perfectionism and embrace the beauty of imperfection. Adopt a mindset of self-love and acceptance and thrive as a mother.

“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” Christopher Germer

  • Rediscover your identity: Motherhood brings about a profound shift in identity. Explore your passions, values, and aspirations, and reconnect with the woman you are outside of being a mother. Create a vision for your future and set meaningful goals that align with your authentic self.
  • Cultivate self-care and well-being: Motherhood often puts your needs on the back burner. Prioritise a self-care routine that nourishes your mind, body, and soul, allowing you to show up as the best version of yourself for your own benefit and that of your family.
  • Nurture your relationships: Balancing the demands of motherhood and maintaining healthy relationships can be challenging. Enhance your communication skills and boundary setting, and strengthen fulfilling connections with your children, partner, family, and friends.
  • Manage life transitions: From pregnancy to postpartum, from returning to work to empty nest syndrome, motherhood is filled with transitions. Learn tools and strategies to navigate these transitions with grace, resilience, and confidence, ensuring that you stay true to yourself throughout the process.

This article was written by Tricia King, Matrescence Coach with Careering Into Motherhood. Tricia works with mothers who want to explore their shifting identities and feel fulfilled and confident in all aspects of life. You can contact Tricia via her profile page or at her website