Maternal and Infant Wellness services at Mandala Family Wellness support adjustment and development of new mothers and babies in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Becoming a parent can be an exhilarating experience and time of great maternal and infant joy. It can also come with unique challenges, to both mother and child. We offer a variety of maternal and infant services and programs, for instance:
New Mom’s Support Group
Led by licensed psychologists and mothers of young children, this group provides support to new mothers who are looking to connect with other new moms and get support for managing common issues such as breastfeeding, sleep training, and changing family dynamics. This also offers an opportunity to receive emotional support, develop new friendships, and receive practical advice. Babies are welcome to attend, as well!
Whether dealing with the “baby blues” or more serious issues such as postpartum depression and/or anxiety, individual psychotherapy can provide relief and enhance mental health and wellbeing, allowing you to feel better as a person and a parent.
Incredible Years® Parents and Babies Workshops
Babies grow and change rapidly during their first year of life, as they acquire new skills and achieve developmental milestones. These parent workshops are designed to give parents the information and tools to promote healthy development in early language, motor, social, and problem-solving, and play skills. Based upon the Incredible Years ® Infant and Babies curriculum, a widely-used, research-based program for promoting healthy attachment and development in infants, these workshops enhance parental confidence and ability in caring for their infants.
FirstPlay® Infant Massage
The connection you establish with your baby provides the foundation for healthy development. Join us for an introduction to FirstPlay® Infant Massage. Certified FirstPlay® Practitioners instruct, guide and supervise parents in Baby Tree Hug Massage©~ a playful touch-based story illustrated in the FirstPlay® Parent Handbook. This play therapy model enhances parent and infant boding and attachment as well helps the brain to form emotionally healthy neuropathways. Other benefit include sounder sleep, increases nutrition flow to cells, aids in digestion, boosts early literacy potential, promotes relaxation and releases calming hormones.
Theraplay is a child and family program for building and enhancing attachment, self- esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. It’s based on the natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between you and your child and is personal, physical, and fun. These sessions create an active, emotional connection between you or your child’s caregiver and your child. We guide you and your child through activities so that you learn to regulate your child’s behavior in a way that communicates positivity, and helps your child feel secure, cared for, connected, and worthy. Interactions focus on four essential qualities found in parent-child relationships: Structure, Engagement, Nurture, and Challenges