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Baby-proof the house; panic-proof the mum.

Do you overthink what you said to the mum in the supermarket queue? Is your internal dialogue more critical than kind? Perhaps you wake to check your baby is breathing, or the sight of a rash sends you down an internet search rabbit hole. Whatever your level of anxiety, however much it impacts your life, this audiobook is for you.

Anxiety is making motherhood a less pleasant, more fraught and pressured experience, and we do not have to accept joy-sapping worry and energy-draining overthinking as part of the motherhood job description. In Mind Over Mother, Anna Mathur, psychotherapist and mum of three, explains how to:

  • Understand anxiety, why it affects you and what to do about it
  • Make your mind a kinder, calmer, happier place to be
  • Transform your motherhood experience by addressing your thinking

The most powerful tool Anna has to communicate this isn't the letters after her name, it is the fact that she is open about her own experience of maternal anxiety. By sharing her journey, she gives you the confidence to reframe yours.

Mind Over Mother is full of light bulb moments of realisation. It will have you learning, laughing and loving yourself through the journey of motherhood. You will learn to address the most important conversation you'll ever have - the one inside your head, because investing in your mental health is the best gift you can offer yourself and your baby.

©2019 Anna Mathur (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

"With conversations on Maternal Mental Health on the rise, and more women speaking up about the way they feel, Anna Mathur's insight as a psychotherapist AND mother make her someone you feel you can trust. She offers little nuggets of gold while reminding us to point some of our kindness and love inwards." (Giovanna Fletcher, best-selling author of Happy Mum, Happy Baby)

"Anna is breath of fresh air - relatable, funny and wise." (Sarah Turner, best-selling author of The Unmumsy Mum)

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The book which spoke to me , and gave me closure after 10 years!

I so wish I had this book when I was a young first time mum, the content of this book makes you feel so human and not alone when you navigate the early years of parenting! Even after parenting for 10 years successfully, I have experienced all the mum guilt , over thinking and intrusive thoughts associated with the part of doing the best job ever over these years. Anna’s beautiful words make you feel so normal and not alone in this journey. A definitely must read (listen in my case on audible) and feel so much more empowered in your life! I feel this book will help everyone, not only mums alone !

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Comforting and inspiring

I listened to this book after recently discovering Anna’s podcasts. Listening to her is like having a reassuring friend on your shoulder and the tips she gives are very helpful, especially at the moment in lockdown with the kids 24/7. Looking forward to her next book.

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If you do one thing for yourself- make it getting this book

A wonderful thought provoking book that helped me realise I am not alone and have the power to change things for myself and my daughter

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The best book I've read/listened to on anxiety

I wish this book had been written when my kids were babies. It helped me make sense of why anxiety can ramp up after giving birth. Even though it's aimed at new mums I found it just as relevant now that my kids are teens. I'm going to buy the print version so that I can use the journal and highlight all the most useful stuff, which will probably be most of the book! I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Thank you Anna 😊

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This book saved me!

I Loved listening to this book. It was like Anna was talking directly to me. I think anyone that experiences anxiety should read this book. All I can say is Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Didn't know I needed this.

This book's makes all sorts of sense. so much stuff in here I needed to hear. Absolutely loved it and will re-listen again and again I'm sure.

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Every new mum should read this

A wonderful, caring look at the realities of motherhood and anxiety. Loads of actionable tips and advice. Loved it.

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Loved this book

So many relatable anecdotes told in a supportive way. Great advice given in a calming, supportive way. This should be read by anyone new to motherhood, particularly those facing anxiety. A fantastic book.

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Genuine, heartfelt and honestly written

Feels like this book has been personally written for me. For too long I have let anxiety and intrusive thoughts control me and I feel like Anna has just given me a key to unlock and pick apart the monster within. Thank you Anna

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This book is a must for any mother. In fact for anyone that suffers with anxiety. I really do feel that the tools in this book have helped me and I will be recommending to my friends. Anna is so kind and relatable. She normalises all of your feelings and gives you easy tips and tools to help you deal with them. Thanks Anna!

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  • 01-04-21

Mind over Mother is enriched my life.

It is a gentle journey that made me aware of my senses, dreams and place in life. I am in control and not a victim. This book worth your time and attention. 5 stars!