Welcome to christenedukes.com. A place where my goal is to help other mums by supporting them to achieve body, mind, spirit balance.
Being a mum has been one of my greatest accomplishments. It has also been the most challenging! When you think about it, the responsibility and the challenges motherhood brings are highly underestimated. A lot of the focus when starting a family is on conception, pregnancy, labour and the first two years.
Believe me, it’s after the first two years you start knowing you’re alive!
I was not prepared for the challenges that I was facing, but who is right? These little gems don’t come with a user’s manual. I did what most mums do, I muddled through and kept the family alive and well. I did what I had to and cared for everyone but myself. This continued for years, but when my children became teenagers the game plan had to change!
The years of neglecting my well-being in addition to the challenges I was facing with my teenagers finally pushed me to breaking point! I found myself with nothing left to give – the tank was empty!
WHY I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE
In 2017, I had the opportunity to learn and apply Psychosomatic Therapy principles to my situation, which gave me a deeper understanding of what I needed to do to help put myself back together, focus on my well-being and build my capacity to be the parent and support for my teenagers during this challenging time of their lives.
I now understand and honour that in order to be the best parent you can be, you need to take care of yourself too! As I have learnt more about myself and my teenagers, I have come to be more empathetic to the challenges they face as young people today, which in turn influences the strategies I use as their parent. My knowledge has helped me to be able to see through the fog and rejoice in the amazing humans they are, despite the stress and frustration that comes with teenagers.
My experiences have inspired me to reach out and help support mums with challenging teenagers using techniques and strategies that I have had success with. My goal is to build parental capacity through self-awareness and care, through understanding their child at a deeper level in order to provide the most supportive and nurturing environment, with the view to making the transition from adolescence to adulthood as smooth as possible.
If you’re curious about how I could help you, please don’t hesitate to reach out and contact me.
To your health & happiness
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