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july, 2022

27jul2:00 pm4:00 pmRest in an Age of Unrest: Therapy for Perinatal Clients in Unsettling TimesContinuing education opportunity for mental health providers

Event Details

About this training

The perinatal period is hallmarked by uncertainty. In addition to joy and hope, fear and anxiety are frequent companions on the road to motherhood. As mental health providers, we are no strangers to trauma and unpredictability. In a post-2020 world, however, the challenges of navigating this transition have grown exponentially. We are treating parents who are grieving multiple, often unrecognized losses, and dealing with ongoing exposure to large-scale conflict and despair. With an undercurrent of trauma underpinning daily decisions and activities, the perinatal period can feel perilous.

In this presentation for psychotherapists treating the perinatal client, Wildflower’s Director of Education and Professional Development Eden Himidian, LCSW, RYT, PMH-C, will discuss how self-compassion and flexibility are necessary components to bring rest into a time of upheaval. She will review skills rooted in evidence- based models and incorporate embodiment practices that therapists can use to help mothers process their experiences, regulate their nervous systems, and be present in their lives and with their families. At a time when it can feel like we are surviving day to day, Eden will discuss how we can harness the power of mindfulness to thrive in the here and now.

Learning objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the implications of collective trauma on the perinatal client
  • Define types of grief and understand how to address various types of grief in therapy
  • Apply evidence-based approaches, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), to clinical practice with the perinatal client
  • Understand the importance of self care and self-compassion for the clinician and the client in order to create a safe holding environment

Continuing Education

2 continuing education credits are offered upon completion for the following license types: LPC, LCPC, LSW, LCSW, Clinical Psychology, LMFT.

This training will count toward 2 of the 6 advanced hours needed for clinicians working to obtain or renew their PMH-C through Postpartum Support International.



50% of all proceeds will be donated to Chicago Women’s Health Center.


Please register here. If you have any questions, please contact Eden Himidian, LCSW, RYT: ehimidian at wildflowerllc.com. The training flyer can be accessed here.

Access Instructions

In order to access the training, you will need to log in to Eventbrite using the email address you registered with. The Zoom link will be shared 5 minutes before the start of the training. We recommend that you make sure you have access to your Eventbrite account in advance.

Other Details

Please note the training recording will not be distributed following the presentation. In order to receive CEUs, be sure to stay for the duration of the event and fill out the post-training survey.
There will be no refunds.


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