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.
I booked Mama Heaven because I wanted some time to enjoy my baby girl without the daily chores getting in the way. But I gained so much more than that. The few days we spent at Florence House were blissful, inspiring and surprising…
Within minutes of checking into my luxury accommodaiton I truly relaxed for the first time since my beloved baby landed in my arms, six months previously. Relaxing came easy because we were in a beautiful, calm setting, surrounded by a team of amazing women with innate nurturing skills. And after creating a small being, bringing them into the world safely and nourishing them that’s EXACTLY what all new mothers need: a chance to slow down, be cooked for, listened to and told that we’re doing a great job.
What surprised me about Mama Heaven is that once cocooned in that safe, nurturing environment fears and joys of motherhood, that I was entirely oblivious to, came bubbling up. Expressing those emotions and being acknowledged provided some deep healing, and helped make my new role as a mother a bit less scary and even more joyful. Thank you Mama Heaven.
— Roxy, Seaford - Florence House