Free Workshop This Friday: “The Hard Truths of New Parenthood”

Jun 27, 2023 at 06:05 am by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, TN - This Friday morning, Insight Counseling Centers are hosting a free parenting workshop, “The Hard Truths of New Parenthood.” The event will be presented by Hannah Feliciano, a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist, between 9:30 and 11:30 am at First United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro (265 W Thompson Ln, Murfreesboro, TN 37129).

During the free workshop, one of the subjects that will be discussed is the mental health challenges of parenting. Another topic will focus on learning healthy ways to cope with the tough and draining work of parenting.


There’s no doubt, being a brand-new parent can be a challenge on a daily and sometimes minute-by-minute basis. Those challenges can start during pregnancy and continue long after the birth of your new bundle of joy. The challenges that come after birth are in the form of post postpartum. During the workshop, perinatal and postpartum stages will be explored and the impact it has on both mothers and fathers.  

On Friday, Feliciano will help those in attendance learn about new ways to understand the transition to parenthood, especially motherhood, in a less pathologizing way.  Pathologizing occurs when people - and even medical experts, mentally categorize someone experiencing normal human emotions after a hard or challenging time as abnormal.

This Friday’s workshop will conclude with the exploration of creating the internal and external supports and coping strategies needed to manage the transition to parenthood in a healthier way.

At the end of the event, there will be time for a Question & Answer session, which will be open to all in attendance.

While the event is free, those interested in attending are asked to register by visiting The workshop will be held at First United Methodist Church on Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro this Friday morning between 9:30 and 11:30 am.

Insight Counseling Centers’ Fifth Friday Mental Health Training Series is funded by the Robert & Anne Zelle Fund for Health of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

About the Workshop Leader - Hannah Feliciano is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and sees clients out of Insight Counseling Centers’ office in Murfreesboro and through telehealth. Hannah has a passion for working with children, youth, individuals, families, and couples to restore wholeness and balance. In addition to her clinical experience, she has over five years of experience working in ministry, education, the non-profit sector, and personalized child care. She earned a Masters of Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University.

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