Breathing Through The Discomfort

Having recently given birth to my first child, I am fresh from the experience of a physical transformation, the expansion and birthing and shrinking, that is unique to growing a child. Something which I discovered during this time is that pregnancy and motherhood are rich with metaphor. We expand physically, taking up more room everyday, and often are faced with intense discomfort. Swelling, nausea, heartburn—the woes of a pregnant body are commonly known, but the internal journey can be just as raw and uncomfortable. The inundation of thoughts: “I don’t like this”, “I don’t feel good”, “I am out of control”! But the life keeps growing, the body keeps expanding. “I can’t possibly get any bi

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Integrative Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples, and Teens

Shana Kale, LMFT #50866                   4620 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027