Episode 40: Kate Borsato – Managing Anxiety, Guilt, and Intrusive Thoughts as a Parent

Kate Borsato is on the show today! Kate is a therapist and an educator for pregnancy, postpartum, and early motherhood. She has virtual therapy clinics for Canadian moms and she also has anxiety courses online for moms. The mission of her work is to support moms to live the best life that they possibly can.

In this episode, we talk about how things change when we become parents, intrusive thoughts and anxiety, finding joy in the little things, and giving ourselves the freedom to take care of ourselves and not feel guilty about that.

What we talked about:

3:40- Kate’s habits of waking up early before her kids

5:45- How her family sold everything and went on a yearlong trip

14:00- Missing the freedom that you had before kids and what to do with those feelings

24:40- What intrusive thoughts are

27:30- How intrusive thoughts show up 

37:10- How to reframe intrusive thoughts

44:30- Feeling anger as a parent and working to not act out on that

54:10- End of podcast questions

Show notes:

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