Welcome. As a Clinical Psychologist and a Mum of two with experience of miscarriages, I wanted to pull together Acceptance and Commitment Therapy resources relevant to both parent and child mental health during pregnancy, loss, birth and the early years. If it helps me, my family and those I’ve worked with professionally maybe it could help you too?

ACTing through miscarriage to motherhood


Information about miscarriage, pregnancy and parenting in the early years and why ideas from acceptance and commitment therapy could help


How mindfulness can offer choices of how to notice and respond to your feelings and those of your children and partner or others in your life


How to find the serenity to accept what you cannot change and the courage to change what you can


How to defuse from unhelpful thoughts, ideas, advice, stories or expectations of you or your children where these are not workable or get in your way.

Values and committed action

Working out how to move towards what matters – and how to work out what your parenting values are and help your children develop theirs


How to increase self compassion, show compassion for other women going through miscarriage or their own motherhood journey and for our partners and children


Further help and recommended reading about ACT, miscarriage, pregnancy and early parenting

Blog posts

Here I’ve shared some experiences to help show how these ideas could help in the context of managing the challenges of miscarriage, pregnancy and parenting

ACT themed inspiration and quotes

Some favourite pick me ups

We're on The Same Mountain

Being human together. Showing up for what matters.


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One Mama Writes

One mama's writings of parenting and life.

Stine Writing

Poetry, Positivity, and Connecting!





The Crazy Mummy Diaries

Blogs about being a new mum and everything baby!


Using ACT and CFT to survive miscarriage and baby loss


Blogs written for and by the #365DaysOfCompassion community

Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Childcare Author and Parenting Expert

We need to talk about Children's Mental Health

Reflections from a Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Psychology magpie

Psychology in everyday places

Thoughts on life and love

Online counselling service

Life as a Garden

Exploring how we can live our lives with purpose and joy.

The Online Therapist

Dr Nicholas Jenner's Mental Health Blog

Psychology of Mindfulness

Mindfulness Coach~Certified in Mindfulness by Center of Excellence/ Psychology, Mindfulness, Positivism, Self-Worth, Self-Acceptance, Compassion, and Support are key to a good life. Online course available: living-mindfully1.teachable.com

Author Joanne Reed

This is Your Quest - Your Mission to Find Happiness

Psychologist Thinking Aloud

A combination of positive psychology, media experience and writing on learning, development and life in general. The views that I express are my own and I do not write on behalf of anyone else or any organisations.

Birth Trauma Counselling - Afterthoughts NI

BirthTrauma Counselling and Training Courses/CPD