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Workshop/retreat recommendations?

(7 Posts)
stickybeaker Sun 25-Jan-09 21:07:23

Just feeling very lost at the moment. Not really enjoying life much. Putting on weight at an alarming rate...

I feel I've become someone I never wanted to be - a frumpy miserable Mummy. Took Citalopram for 2 months after punching the floor in anger as DD wouldn't stop crying (came off tablets in December). I have a few tactics for coping better but I don't want to just cope. I want to live!

I have read quite a few self help books over the years but thought there might be something else to try?

Any thoughts?

ChablisorSancerre Sun 25-Jan-09 21:26:36

No advice unfortunately but didn't want you to go unanswered. Is your DD/DP around??

violethill Sun 25-Jan-09 21:49:03

Is two months long enough to get the effect? I don't know much about it, but it sounds as if you may be being a little hard on yourself.

stickybeaker Mon 26-Jan-09 06:29:25

I don't think it even scratched the surface, but I didn't want to be on drugs really. Yes DH is around and yes really good husband and father.

NotQuiteCockney Mon 26-Jan-09 07:49:17


lindenlass Mon 26-Jan-09 08:03:02

Going to yoga classes once a week and having a personalised routine worked out for my by my lovely teacher for me to do in the evenings changed my life completely a couple of years ago when I got so angry/depressed that I punched DH to get him to take me seriously. DD4 is only 4m now so I've not been for ages and am noticing myself getting more and more short-tempered so am getting back in touch with my teacher. Try looking up viniyoga - very therapeutic yoga focussing heavily on breathing and relaxation.

stickybeaker Mon 26-Jan-09 08:52:15

Thank-you. I was going to look at conselling this week as it's offered through work.

Interesting that yoga really changed your state of mind.

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