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Are You Raising a Child With Cerebral Palsy or Other Disabilities?
Are You Raising a Child With Cerebral Palsy or Other Disabilities?
Perhaps you recently received the diagnosis that your child has a disability?
Receiving this news can feel devastating, leaving us distraught and battling with feelings of loss, anxiety, confusion, guilt, anger, depression, or perhaps feeling completely numb.
Perhaps your child is older now, and you’ve had time to come to terms with the diagnosis, you wouldn’t be without your child for anything in the world, but the day to day challenges of raising a child with a disability are taking their toll on you and those around you.
I’ve been there
My name’s Sera, and as mum to Dana who was diagnosed with CP at 13 months old, I understand first-hand the challenges of finding out your child has cerebral palsy:
- I was devastated, I felt like I’d lost everything
- I felt angry: “why me?”, “why my child?”
- My search and desperation for information, answers and help was totally overwhelming
- I felt like I was grieving the child, family life, and happiness I should have had
- I felt lost and alone
Those early years of raising a child with Cerebral Palsy plunge us into a world that feels completely alien, we love our children so much and want to do our best for them and trying to cope with the 24/7 challenges can really take its toll…
- our self-confidence hits rock bottom
- we lose all sense of hope and happiness
- we became bitter and angry with the world
- we feel trapped in the endless chores and huge responsibilities
- we feel helpless and at the mercy of strangers and professionals making decisions for our child
- we become a shadow of our former self, to the point we barely recognise the person staring back in the mirror
Do you feel all-consumed by the additional needs of your child? Perhaps, desperate to somehow make their life better, determined to keep getting the job done (that was my mantra for many years). Have you totally forgotten your own needs and lost yourself over the years – your identity, your relationships, your health…are you no longer able to see your life and child beyond the disability? Does the life you were supposed to have as a mother and wife, feel like it has turned into a full-time role of primary carer?
Supporting parents of children with CP
Whether you’ve just found out your child has Cerebral Palsy or another disability and are wondering where to turn, or whether your child is older and you’ve reached a point where you know things can’t stay as they are, I’m so glad you found me.
My name is Sera Johnston. In 2012, I became a published author writing about bringing up a disabled child and decided to set up a practice specifically aimed at supporting the mother as I know how forgotten they are.
My mission is to give other mothers raising children with CP or other disabilities the support I wish I’d had earlier when raising my amazing daughter, Dana. As a qualified coach supporting and championing parents of children with Cerebral Palsy, I help mothers navigate the challenges and regain a sense of hope for themselves as women.
What if you could see a brighter future for yourself which will in turn give your child a brighter future…
In 2012, I became a published author writing about bringing up a disabled child. I decided to set up my practice specifically aimed at women as I know how forgotten they are.
As women, we have many personas, mothers, partners, career women, carers. What about identity? It took me a long time to find ME again, yet with help along the way am happier and healthier than I have ever been.
Join the Private Online Group Supporting & Empowering Mothers raising children with CP (a safe space to feel understood and supported) This group is open to all mothers raising children with disabilities.
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Carrying guilt unconsciously can feel like a weight on your shoulders. Eliminate this unwanted inner victim voice by using advanced nlp techniques to help you re-frame your sense of control. Create a healthy balance in the way you manage those close to you while retaining your sense of identity.
I found the whole experience, enjoyable, thought provoking, professional and well executed and will be of major benefit to me in my day to day life, both on a personal and a professional basis.”
“I was struggling to find clarity. I had low confidence, and found any excuse to blame myself. The sessions challenged me. Sera was so supportive and brought out the best in me. Though I had all the answers I just wasn’t able to find them myself. Sera’s careful questioning and challenging, combined with listening skills brought out the important issues. Coaching helped me deal with negative beliefs and increased my confidence. I am now focused on things that are in my control. I am truly blessed and grateful for the journey. I am making time for me without compromising my family life. I cannot thank Sera enough.”
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