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Mind Over Mother

Every Mum's Guide to Worry and Anxiety in the First Year
Narrated by: Anna Mathur
Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
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Summary

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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So helpful and eye opening - a must ‘read’ for even the slightly anxious

I’ve just finished the audiobook, and I’m so tempted to buy the real version because I think it’s something I’ll benefit from referring back to.
My baby isn’t little anymore, but all of the book is still relevant as a mother (as also even to those who don’t have children!), and so many sections really resonated with me. I didn’t think I was particularly struggling before, but now I see how some tiny changes in the way I treat myself can make life even brighter. If you’re considering this audiobook, I promise you won’t regret it!

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An absolute game changer for any anxious mums!

I was hanging off her every word!! Anna keeps it real throughout the book and explains a lot about mental health, the signs the symptoms and what you can do to help yourself. This entire book is so reassuring, and I will refer back to it if I'm having a wobble. Anna shares her experience, she talks about anxiety and intrusive thoughts in some depth, something many mums will never open up to each other about. She shares some fantastic tips that you can use to manage any anxious thoughts and that it's ok and fairly normal to have them! This is certainly not just for new mums either, I'm a mum of two and my youngest is 18 months and it was so useful for me to read. Honestly... this is one of the best books I have ever read. Please can you write another one Anna!