The lovely Hetty Los is a Jungian psychotherapist and counselor and member of the Guild of Analytical Psychology and Spirituality where she teaches regularly. She has been working with clients for more than 10 years and has gained a lot of experience working with women in all stages of their lives. She is also one of the founder members of Mamaheaven.
Pregnancy, childbirth, menopause and aging sometimes bring emotional challenges with them. Challenges also arise when women encounter problems with infertility, post-partum depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or a range of sexuality and relationship concerns.
Jung defined psychological wellness as the balance between the demands of an outer life of family and relationships, work and social obligations, and an inner life of spiritual values and personal meaning.
He observed that in the course of living these two essential aspects of who we are couldn’t help but diverge and fall out of workable balance. This imbalance is often at the root of psychological suffering and distress.
The idea is to help you, as a mother, as a partner and as a woman, to live from your centre. In this somewhat chaotic world, the centre needs to hold no matter the circumstances, so that you and your family have a place of wellness within and without.
Other interest and practices are yoga, martial arts, cooking and meditation; I also like a good laugh and enjoy spending time with babies in the crèche.
Mamaheaven is an oasis of peace, filled with the soft sound of happy babies and the delicate smell of incense. I came away feeling happy, refreshed and inspired. I'm tempted to have to have another baby just so I can go again!
— Jo, Oxford