Being a mom is hard. These past few months, it’s been even harder. Mamas need a night out—well, night in—on the couch maybe with her beverage of choice. The emotions we feel as mothers aren’t often discussed but we look forward to doing just that with Dr. Claire Nicogossian as she shares her revolutionary book Mama, You Are Enough: How to Create Calm, Joy and Confidence Within the Chaos of Motherhood.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
A few years ago, Dr. Claire Nicogossian began noticing a trend in her therapy room: Mothers are
struggling with the challenging and unexpected emotions that surface during their journey through
motherhood. In the confines of a safe, judgment free space, they share about the heavy guilt they
carry from losing control and yelling at their children; the crippling fear that they are failing their
families; and the exhaustion of juggling work, home, and family. Dr. Claire calls these our
shadow emotions. While varying in intensity, our shadow emotions take some form of sadness, anger, fear, embarrassment, or disgust, often a combination.
“Motherhood is sacred. But it’s not immune to the ups and downs of life or to life’s emotions happiness and anger and every emotion in between,” writes Nicogossian in the introduction. “Motherhood isn’t one experience, it’s all of these things. And like anything complete, there will be moments (often many moments) that force us to stop, pay attention, and refocus.” In her breakthrough new book Dr. Claire sheds light on these shadow emotions and provides a path to thriving joy, inner calm, and radiant confidence. Drawing upon her own experiences of raising four children and many years of counseling mothers as a clinical psychologist, she shares practical tips, strategies, and encouragement to help women in all stages of motherhood. By exploring different shadow emotions, she helps mothers analyze the core of these feelings and identify triggers within themselves, suggesting strategies for cooling down, staying in control and working through the negative emotion.
Introducing a new language for the feelings moms experience but seldom talk about inspired by
the groundbreaking work of Carl Jung, Mama, You Are Enough has the power to create a radical shift in the way we understand and navigate modern motherhood. With Dr. Claire’s guidance, mothers everywhere will discover the deep joy, fulfillment, and inner peace that are already within their reach.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Claire Nicogossian, PsyD, is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University. She's the founder of MomsWellBeing.com where you can find her writing, and podcast, In Session with Dr. Claire. Her writing has appeared on Motherly, Scary Mommy, Thrive Global, TODAY Parenting Team and HuffPost.