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Ep. 77: How to Identify and Manage Your Coping Skills with Dr. Claire Nicogossian

How to Identify and Manage Your Coping Skills with Dr. Claire Nicogossian

Dr. Claire is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, and Clinical Instructor at the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and her most cherished role of being a mom to four daughters.

She is passionate about providing support on mental health and well-being to mamas, and you can find her work on her website as well as her podcast: In Session with Dr. Claire.

The Unspoken Topic

  • Mothers fear they have failed their family when they make a mistake or don’t do something that is 100% for them. It makes them feel as if they are not enough.

What We Cover

  • Why it’s important to put yourself first.
  • What things to focus on when it comes to giving yourself permission to taking care of yourself.
  • How to put an end to the mindless scroll.

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Key Takeaways

  • We cannot do everything perfectly all of the time for our children, nor are we required to do so. 
  • Alcohol sales have gone up 400% during this pandemic.
  • When looking at mental health issues, they all have sleep impairment as an issue. Physical health is also mental health.
  • Being compassionate with yourself and know what you need is imperative for you to enjoy motherhood and staying connected to your family. 
  • It takes time to understand that you are doing enough because the message is hard to find when you put so much pressure on having it all together. 
 

Actionable Solution

 How to Monitor Your Scrolling

  • If you are going to scroll, own it- so you can enjoy it! 
  • Set a timer and give yourself a certain amount of time.
  • It’s OK to scroll, as long as you’re not constantly avoiding what is really going on.
  • If you’re scrolling when you’re tired, the light from the phone stimulates your brain to keep you awake. Try a 5 minute meditation instead to prepare you for sleep.

 

 

 

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Mama Has a Minute 

  • Favorite form of self-care: Meditation and prayer.
  • What is the best parenting advice you’ve ever received: Don’t be so hard on yourself and rest when your child rests.
  • Share your favorite parenting hack: Spend 1 on 1 time with each child each day, as often as you can.
  • Share 1 product your children cannot live without: Chore chart.
  • Share 1 book: Her new book! “Mama You are Enough.”
  • What motherhood means to you: Motherhood is a journey of unconditional love, patience, self-growth for herself and for her children.

 

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