SOPHROSYNA Infant-Maternal Mental Health: Strengthening Bonds-Securing Attachment

Update posted by Chrysanthi Georgiadou On May 22, 2018

We are thrilled to announce the first Infant-Mother Attachment Workshop in the Cycladic island of Andros on Sunday 10 June at the premises of the Womens Association of Andro.

The 3-hour workshop emphasises the:

  • Significance of Infant Mental Development (brain architecture, cognitive ability and social functioning).
  • How to transfer useful thoughts and positive behaviours to the newborn.
  • The Mother-Baby Relationship (maternal influences on the shaping of the newborns character, mood, management of stress and positive contacts).

Following the successful presentation of our event on the Influences of Maternal Mood on Infant Mental Development hosted by the Womens Association of Andros on May 12, we are very happy with the response of women who showed interest in learning and becoming aware of the importance of infant-maternal mental health.

Thank you for your continued support,

Chrysanthi Georgiadou MSc LP


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Update posted by Chrysanthi Georgiadou On Apr 24, 2018

We are thrilled to announce our arrival on the island of Andros to be part of the Womens Association Andros Mothers Day 2018 Celebrations.

I will be presenting a talk on the Influence of Maternal Mood on Infant Mental Development on Saturday 12 May 2018.

SOPHROSYNA launching in Andros on the Mothers Day weekend has extra special significance as May 9 marks the 6th year anniversary of Sophronias passing. Our service was created in honour of her memory and access to our infant-maternal mental heath support is offered without fees thanks to all of you who have backed this campaign and attend our programs.

Thank You and see you soon in Andros!

Sincerely

Chrysanthi Georgiadou MSc LP


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Update posted by Chrysanthi Georgiadou On Mar 05, 2018

The first quarter has seen a great deal of activity in our service!

In January we began our new group psychotherapy for maternal depression which is currently ongoing.

January also saw the beginning of the 3rd cycle of The Mothers and Babies Program.

February saw the training of non-mental health professionals in Best Practices for Infant Mental Development and Maternal Mental Health.

Our founder was invited by the Womens Association of Tinos to discuss the management reality approach for Major Depression on Feb 11, 2018.

In February we also began our 2nd cycle of the New Fathers Program and the 4th cycle of The Mothers and Babies Program which will be completing at the end of March.

On March 3, we hosted a presentation on Discipline and Positive Parenting at the daycare centre, ΕΙΡΗΝΗ.

Thanks to our supporters and trainees, participants in our 2nd fathers group and 4 mothers group received their workbooks and stationary for FREE.


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Update posted by Chrysanthi Georgiadou On Jan 10, 2018

We would like to thank our sponsors for supporting our voluntary work. Your contribution is invaluable to us and is supporting the following:

Training Manuals for our Infant and Maternal Mental Health Training in Tinos on Feb 3 & 4, 2018

Workbooks for our Mother-Baby Program and New Father Program

Stationary Materials (Notepads, Pens, Filing etc)

Newborn HomeStart Gift Box (essential hygiene products for newborns whose mother completed the Mother-Baby Program

New Mother HomeStart Gift Box (essential hygiene products for pregnant women who completed the Mother-Baby Program)

SOPHROSYNA Family Food Box (essential food items for low-income or unemployed families with 3 or more children) The Food Box is donated on Christmas/New Year, Easter and the Anunciation of the Holy Mother.

Currently these equipment and activities are funded from our own personal expenses. We need the support of our participants and all people who are sensitive to Infant and Maternal Mental Health.

SOPHROSYNA is a non-profit non-fee service that is founded by psychologist Chrysanthi Georgiadou in memory of her daughter Sophronia who was born still at 33wks gestation in 2012. She is an accredited licensed psychologist, the Psychologist Answers for www.babyzone.gr, author of several publications and mother to three young children.

Our philosophy

ΌΤΑΝ Η ΜΑΜΆ ΕΊΝΑΙ ΚΑΛΆ ΕΊΝΑΙ ΚΑΛΆ ΚΑΙ Η ΥΠΌΛΟΙΠΗ ΟΙΚΟΓΈΝΕΙΆ

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