Hello Mums! PrernaTherapy from Pune welcomes you to Mums World!
Mums World is ……
Mums World, is an exciting support group for mothers, started as a self-help initiative, with guidance offered by me (Prerna Shah, practicing Counsellor and Psychotherapist) at PrernaTherapy. It is an opportunity for mothers to mingle with like minded women at a similar stage in life. A channel to share the joyful moments as well as the challenges of juggling multiple roles that Mothers play in this modern world. In short, Mums World is a community that facilitates non-judgmental exchange of ideas to allow women to flourish as Mothers while continuing to pursue their aspirations.
Mums World invites mothers to meet in person to discuss the challenges they face as they raise their children. My support and guidance as a counsellor helps them understand the issues from a more objective perspective and the suggestions from the group gives them different ideas of dealing with their challenges. This is PrernaTherapy’s gesture to help women enjoy their journey as mothers so that they can create beautiful memories with their children that could be cherished all their lives. It is to help women preserve their identity and pursue their dreams alongside being loving, caring and responsible mothers.
As a group, we meet on designated days, for a limited period of time. The focus is on discussing and learning ways to cope with issues that the group decides they wish to work on. Besides discussions, participants get some assignments to work on, introspect and bring in changes that are sustainable.
It all started ……..
A decade and a half ago, when my daughter was in primary school. I often used to wonder whether I was a “good mother”. There were times when I would wonder if some of my daughter’s behaviour was age appropriate or whether I was being too harsh or too soft in dealing with some of her behavioural issues . Was I expecting too much from her as far as her academic performance was concerned? That was the time I felt the need to have some like minded friends with whom I could discuss certain parenting issues, who were experiencing similar situations as me and who would not judge my parenting abilities. However, it wasn’t very easy to find such friends….Years went past and I learnt a few lessons from experience and a few from my study of becoming a Counsellor and Psychotherapist. Years later, I thought of putting my idea into practice by starting MUMS WORLD, a support group for mothers.
The name Mums World ……..
The title Mums World feels very apt for the support group since the group is all about Mums and their world. To many mothers, children are their world, their lives revolve around their children’s activities. However, children are not the only part of their lives. They have their professional life, personal life as well as home and other relations to take care of too. To strike the right balance in all areas of life can be quite a challenging task. It is these challenges that we discuss at Mums World.
Stay with us ……
I invite mothers from Mums World to share their experiences. Promise to share my experiences from time to time too………….