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There are few things in life that change how we answer the question, Who Am I? then becoming a parent. While timing and circumstances are unique to each of us, as the due date gets closer, all of us ask, who am I now that I’m a parent? In today’s episode MJ talks with a couple who are weeks away from delivering their first child. As you listen you can hear them broadening their identity. They are no longer just someone's child, sibling, neighbor, friend, partner, or coworker. They are slowly stepping to the roles of mother, father, a mom, a dad and all the love and complexity that comes with raising the next generation. This is one of the most fascinating transitions when it comes to our identity. It's perplexing to me how little we talk about the psychological and the inter and intrapersonal experience of becoming a parent. In Inner Challenge terms, how little we Notice on the Inside the transition from me to MWE, a term coined by Dr. Daniel Siegel. Listen to Part 1 as this couple prepares for an identity update
We're back from a great summer and more than excited for Season 3 of the Inner Challenge Podcast
About the Host:
MJ Murray Vachon LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 45,000 hours of therapy sessions. After 7 years of clinical work (1993) MJ realized that her clients knew very little about Mental Wellness which led her to create Inner Challenge. Inner Challenge brings practical understanding and skills rooted in neuroscience as well as MJ’s clinical and educational wisdom to help people cultivate mental wellness. MJ was Social Worker of the Year in 2011 for Region 2/IN.
About Inner Challenge:
Inner Challenge was created in 1995 as a summer camp for girls, and spent 20 years being tested and refined in junior high classrooms, businesses, and community organizations. In 2017-2018 Inner Challenge was a class for freshman football players at the University of Notre Dame. In May 2022 the Inner Challenge Podcast debuted continuing the initial aspiration to bring Mental Wellness knowledge and skills to all! #stopfeelinglikecrap!
To connect with MJ Murray Vachon LCSW, learn more about the Inner Challenge or inquire about being a guest on the podcast visit mjmurrayvachon.com.