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Honest Mamas Podcast

Supporting women emotionally & spiritually on the motherhood journey.
Three psychotherapists, moms, and friends share stories & interviews about pregnancy, fertility, parenting, motherhood and much more. The Honest Mama founders are Sophie Darch McEntee, LMFT, Melissa Divaris Thompson, LMFT and Claire R. Colaço, LMFT.

Podcast produced by Pete Bailey.

Oct 19, 2017

Welcome to episode six of the Honest Mamas Podcast! Today we speak to Claire Colaco about the issue of mommy wars.

Claire's first job as a therapist is to listen and understand. Deep listening is a time-honored tradition and fundamental to healing. Claire strives to create a safe and nurturing relationship with clients that is a source of comfort and inspiration. Clients inspire her too! She practices spiritually grounded psychotherapy. This means she see's life's challenges as, fundamentally, opportunities to grow spiritually and as a whole person. To her, the process of healing is beautiful and miraculous, something that gives us glimpses of a benevolent force much greater than ourselves.

Claire has experience working with adults, couples, families and children. She brings a variety of healing modalities to my work that help to integrate and build mind/body/spirit awareness. These include: working with the unconscious, mindfulness training, somatic techniques, dream work, cognitive behavioral therapy, and behavioral modification utilizing goal setting.

Her areas of expertise include: Depression/Anxiety; Life Transitions; Eating Issues/Body Image Concerns; Spirituality; Parenthood; Survivors of Childhood Abuse and Neglect; Marriage/Partnership; Prenatal, Pregnancy and Postpartum

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • How Claire became interested in the topic of mommy wars
  • In what environments, you can expect to experience mommy wars
  • Why we engage in mommy wars
  • Learning to tune into your own intuition
  • Bridging the gap between self-care and vulnerability
  • How to take a loving alternative to judgement and criticism