Tell us about your business and the services you offer?
Mind the Mother is a safe space to help mothers to feel their best from pregnancy to motherhood. The support is given using evidence-based Cognitive Hypnotherapy, Maternal Coaching and Hypnobirthing.
We have now started to offer The Journey to Parenthood, this is a unique programme to nurture the new parents’ mind to ease the transition into parenthood. As a 1st time parent, the focus has always been given to the health of the mum, the birth and the baby; this works with the family. During the 1st part, The Antenatal Journey, we focus on the couple’s mindset to become parents, making sure to work on overcoming any challenges that might arise, preparing the couple for the birth with a hypnobirthing course tailored to the couple, and also pursuing the growth of confidence for the transition into parenthood, and making it as smooth as possible. The 2nd part, The Postnatal Journey, is all about family bonding. So during the first 9 months of becoming a parent, we will explore the new family dynamics, mum and baby sessions for bonding, intimacy session for the couple and tools to feel confident when new challenges arise in the future.
This programme can be the difference that makes the difference when being a 1st-time parent. Because it prepares you for the mental challenges of parenthood.
How did you come up with the idea and what motivated you to go for it?
As a mother myself, and seeing the change in dynamic between my partner and I after having kids; I found there was little support. It was either couples’ therapy, which we didn’t need, or mainly support for mothers, including courses that none of them where mainly for the change happening in the mind. As a Cognitive Hypnotherapist and coach, I have been working towards supporting mothers. But support is also needed for the couple because at the end of the day they are raising a new little person together, and having all the support just for the mother, was excluding a fundamental part of the family; and that’s why I developed The Journey to Parenthood.
What do you love about running your own business and what do you find hard?
I love seeing the shift in the people I work with when they feel free and can grow with confidence. I have to say that the hard part has to be putting myself out there to get people to know me. That is challenging as it is putting me out of my comfort zone.
Do you have a favourite app or work tool you think everyone should know about?
This would sound geeky coming from someone that is not… but I use a scheduling tool called Meetfox. I simply love it, because once my sessions are scheduled, with just a click you are in the meeting room. Forget about more steps with zoom or other videos; that little tool does it all for me.
How do you define success?
As a feeling. Because even when you are at the “top”, one day you feel like you are and the other day you might not. So, I take success as a day by day thing. Today I am feeling successful.
What’s next for your business?
Because The Journey to Parenthood, has just been launched, and I believe that is can be the foundation for any new family, I will keep my focus there; helping new parents to keep it together.
What advice would you give someone who was thinking about setting up their own business?
Make sure that you are getting as much as you are putting into your business. I have had other businesses in the past, where I was putting in much more than I was getting out, and eventually, it burnt me out.
What is your favourite Social Media platform and how has it helped in your success?
Instagram is my favourite social media platform. Through IG I have met some amazing groups and business owners that I would have not been able to meet through another platform.
What was your dream job growing up?
Ah… this is the question! I wanted to help people to achieve their dreams… I know its cheesy, but so true it hindered me from doing what I wanted for almost a decade. As people would make fun of me, saying that it didn’t exist and I couldn’t help them all; in my head, I disagreed with them. I believe that coaching is one way to empower people to achieve their dreams. As long as they are committed to the hard work, willing to accept the hard realities and learn to trust the process it should be able to be done. I feel like with my work I help parents to achieve their dreams or some of them at least.
What do you enjoy most about being a part of Mama Tribe?
The openness of the Tribe to help each other. There is support, community and openness to ask for help when needed.
Thanks for giving us an insight into life behind Mind The Mother Laura, we love having you as a Member of the Tribe.