The Postpartum Depression Journal: Prompts and Exercises for Reflection, Healing, and Self-Care (Paperback)

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The Postpartum Depression Journal: Prompts and Exercises for Reflection, Healing, and Self-Care (Paperback)


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Find peace and hope as you recover from postpartum depression and anxiety

Having a baby changes your whole world in so many ways—and if you're struggling to adjust to parenthood, you're not alone. Postpartum depression and anxiety can be scary and overwhelming, but this journal helps you quiet intrusive thoughts, practice self-compassion, and find strength and inspiration through this next stage of your life.

What sets this book apart from other postpartum depression books:
  • A friendly, guided format—Each entry is based in real therapy techniques, encouraging you to explore how you're feeling physically, mentally, and socially so you can identify the kind of support you need.
  • Prompts, quotes, and exercises—Find a range of ways to reflect and heal, with space to write, comforting words, and simple activities that help you let go of stress and stay centered.
  • Additional support—Get all the guidance you need when you complete this journal on its own, or alongside its companion, The Postpartum Depression Workbook.

Discover healthy coping mechanisms and expert advice that will guide you to a happier outlook on your parenting journey.
RACHEL RABINOR, LCSW, PMH-C, is a perinatal mental health-certified, licensed clinical social worker specializing in the assessment and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and reproductive mental health. She is passionate about helping those struggling with infertility, miscarriage, loss, and birth trauma. Rachel is a member of San Diego’s Postpartum Health Alliance and has served on its executive board.
Product Details ISBN: 9781638783282
ISBN-10: 1638783284
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: April 12th, 2022
Pages: 162
Language: English
"All moms are at some risk for depression after having a baby. Rachel Rabinor has created a perfect resource to help new moms navigate this challenging time. I love the concept of practicing vulnerability and reminding the reader that struggles are opportunities. This beautiful, accessible, and supportive journal belongs in the hands of all new mothers." —Karen Kleiman, founder of The Postpartum Stress Center and author of several books on postpartum depression and anxiety

"Rachel Rabinor has hit one out of the park on behalf of postpartum parents and those who care for them. This workbook beautifully integrates well-researched, evidence-based practices in reproductive mental health with clear and approachable ways that even struggling new parents will be likely to apply. Her no-nonsense, step-by-step holistic approach addresses biological, interpersonal, psychological, and social facets of perinatal mood issues without getting jargony or clinical. Moms, dads, and the people who love them can all take something away from this key resource written by a stellar clinician, author, and mom who knows what she's talking about!" —Daniel Singley, PhD, psychologist, researcher and expert in paternal perinatal mental health

"It is well known that putting your thoughts into words, either verbally or through writing, is therapeutic. Rachel Rabinor has written a beautiful book to help facilitate that process for mothers, new or experienced. Her insightful prompts will aid any mother in documenting her thoughts and feelings. Rachel's depth of knowledge of and experience working with postpartum mood and anxiety disorders are on full display. Great book!" —Leslie W. Craig, MD, reproductive psychiatrist and co-founder of San Diego Postpartum Health Alliance