Patti Ashley – How to Be a Good Mother During a Crisis


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These past few weeks have been hard on everyone. Even if you’re fortunate enough to not contract COVID-19 or lose your job, life has changed drastically. Being home all day can feel confining and being away from family or friends can feel like a deprivation. No one would blame you if you’re full of fear and spend the day moving miserably from your daytime to nighttime pajamas.
If you’re a mother, it’s doubly hard, as you have to keep a smile on your face for your children who may or may not understand what’s going on. How can you do this? My guest on this episode of Dream Power Radio, psychotherapist Patti Ashley, offers her advice including:
• how to cope with your stress
• what to do with school-age children stuck at home
• how much screen time is “too much”
• how to maintain your own sense of self
Dr. Patti Ashley is a psychotherapist, author, and international speaker who brings unique insight to the identification and treatment of trauma, shame, grief and dysfunctional family patterns. Her signature Authenticity Architecture model creates long-term changes in the brain and central nervous system, breaking through ingrained barriers to personal freedom and authentic growth, and excavating the truth of self-love, belonging and connection. She is the author of Living in the Shadow of the Too-Good Mother Archetype (2014), Letters to Freedom (2019) and the upcoming Shame-Informed Therapy: The Art and Architecture of Reconstructing the Authentic Self. For more information, please visit
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