What we're about

This Rediscover You Meetup is for mothers raising children with disabilities to have a safe space to focus and get practical support. If you have forgotten your own needs and lost yourself over the years this group is for you.

Perhaps you recently received the diagnosis that your child has a disability?

Receiving this news can feel devastating, leaving us distraught and battling with feelings of loss, anxiety, confusion, guilt, anger, depression, or perhaps feeling completely numb. One of the most common things experienced by women is the feeling of being trapped, consumed with the day to day care of looking after your child while your own needs become insignificant.

Perhaps your child is older now, and you’ve had time to come to terms with the diagnosis, you wouldn’t be without your child for anything in the world, but the challenges of raising a child with a disability are taking their toll on you and those around you.

I’ve been there

My name’s Sera, and as mum to Dana who was diagnosed with CP at 13 months old, I understand first-hand the challenges of finding out your child has a disability:

Whether a working parent or stay at home parent, a persona is created that gives to others a different impression to what we are actually feeling. Hiding behind labels created and even hiding behind our own child's disability masks our true self. Those early years of raising a child with disabilities plunge us into a world that feels completely alien, we love our children so much and want to do our best for them and trying to cope with the 24/7 challenges can really take its toll…

our self-confidence hits rock bottom

we lose all sense of hope and happiness

we became bitter and angry with the world

we feel trapped in the endless chores and huge responsibilities

we feel helpless and at the mercy of strangers and professionals making decisions for our child

we become a shadow of our former self

Whether you’ve just found out your child has a disability and are wondering where to turn, or whether your child is older and you’ve reached a point where you know things can’t stay as they are, this meet up is for you - to rediscover who you are as women and how to find you again so you can look in the mirror and recognise and love the person looking back at you.

My mission is to give other mothers raising children with disabilities the support I wish I’d had earlier when raising my amazing daughter, Dana. As a qualified coach supporting and championing parents of children with disabilities, I help mothers navigate the challenges and regain a sense of hope for themselves as women.

This is the only group focused on you for you and will be your biggest cheerleader and support Join our tribe, you are not alone

Sera x

Coach, Mentor, Speaker, Author of Dana's Walk & Transforming Your Life

www.serajohnston.com

Upcoming events (5+)

Rediscover You - Regain Your Health, Happiness and Identity

Only another mother raising a child with a disability can truly understand how challenging it can feel- from the time we receive the initial diagnosis, struggling to come to terms with this news as our world is turned upside down, through the years of daily battles to give our child the best care and opportunities possible. Let’s be honest, the road can feel long and lonely. Do you… • Feel alone and isolated • Feel angry, wondering “why us” • Feel stuck and trapped, overwhelmed and exhausted by daily responsibilities • Feel like some days you haven’t got anything more to give, perhaps feel like giving up • Feel guilty for finding your child a burden or a chore • Feel like you’re not good enough • Feel anxious and afraid of what the future holds for you and your child • Feel tired, unhappy and often unwell • Turn to food for comfort and make unhealthy choices • Look in the mirror unable to recognise the face staring back at you • Struggle to see beyond your child’s disability • Feel abandoned and undervalued by society Have you … - Lost hope - Forgotten what it feels like to smile or laugh - Lost all sense of who you are - Lost friends and family - Lost your relationship or marriage - Given up your job or financial independence to care for your child - Buried your emotions so deep, you don’t know what you feel anymore It doesn't have to be this way. You are not alone. Hi, my name is Sera and I am so glad you are here. These weekly meetups are designed specifically for YOU to give you practical support and the headspace to find you again. It is also designed to meet other likeminded mothers who totally understand even without speaking a word. To empower and support one another. The only community group focused on YOU as a woman. Each week is a mixture of conversation and learning so every week you take away practical steps and knowledge to start making changes. I know first hand the daily challenges you face and I also know having the right support at the right time makes a world of difference, something I wish I had at the time raising my daughter. As a qualified coach specialising in supporting mothers raising children with Cerebral Palsy, and having raised my 20-year old daughter Dana who was diagnosed with CP when she was 13-months old, I help women to discover a brighter future where they feel supported, valued, healthier, happier and in control of their life again. Feel they have found themselves again Ready to change the way you feel? If you are tired of feeling tired, had enough of feeling like you’ve lost all hope for a happier future, and know it’s time for YOU to have some of the support and help to feel better about life, then I invite you to book your space. See you soon Sera x

Rediscover You - Regain Your Health, Happiness and Identity

Only another mother raising a child with a disability can truly understand how challenging it can feel- from the time we receive the initial diagnosis, struggling to come to terms with this news as our world is turned upside down, through the years of daily battles to give our child the best care and opportunities possible. Let’s be honest, the road can feel long and lonely. Do you… • Feel alone and isolated • Feel angry, wondering “why us” • Feel stuck and trapped, overwhelmed and exhausted by daily responsibilities • Feel like some days you haven’t got anything more to give, perhaps feel like giving up • Feel guilty for finding your child a burden or a chore • Feel like you’re not good enough • Feel anxious and afraid of what the future holds for you and your child • Feel tired, unhappy and often unwell • Turn to food for comfort and make unhealthy choices • Look in the mirror unable to recognise the face staring back at you • Struggle to see beyond your child’s disability • Feel abandoned and undervalued by society Have you … - Lost hope - Forgotten what it feels like to smile or laugh - Lost all sense of who you are - Lost friends and family - Lost your relationship or marriage - Given up your job or financial independence to care for your child - Buried your emotions so deep, you don’t know what you feel anymore It doesn't have to be this way. You are not alone. Hi, my name is Sera and I am so glad you are here. These weekly meetups are designed specifically for YOU to give you practical support and the headspace to find you again. It is also designed to meet other likeminded mothers who totally understand even without speaking a word. To empower and support one another. The only community group focused on YOU as a woman. Each week is a mixture of conversation and learning so every week you take away practical steps and knowledge to start making changes. I know first hand the daily challenges you face and I also know having the right support at the right time makes a world of difference, something I wish I had at the time raising my daughter. As a qualified coach specialising in supporting mothers raising children with Cerebral Palsy, and having raised my 20-year old daughter Dana who was diagnosed with CP when she was 13-months old, I help women to discover a brighter future where they feel supported, valued, healthier, happier and in control of their life again. Feel they have found themselves again Ready to change the way you feel? If you are tired of feeling tired, had enough of feeling like you’ve lost all hope for a happier future, and know it’s time for YOU to have some of the support and help to feel better about life, then I invite you to book your space. See you soon Sera x

Rediscover You - Regain Your Health, Happiness and Identity

Only another mother raising a child with a disability can truly understand how challenging it can feel- from the time we receive the initial diagnosis, struggling to come to terms with this news as our world is turned upside down, through the years of daily battles to give our child the best care and opportunities possible. Let’s be honest, the road can feel long and lonely. Do you… • Feel alone and isolated • Feel angry, wondering “why us” • Feel stuck and trapped, overwhelmed and exhausted by daily responsibilities • Feel like some days you haven’t got anything more to give, perhaps feel like giving up • Feel guilty for finding your child a burden or a chore • Feel like you’re not good enough • Feel anxious and afraid of what the future holds for you and your child • Feel tired, unhappy and often unwell • Turn to food for comfort and make unhealthy choices • Look in the mirror unable to recognise the face staring back at you • Struggle to see beyond your child’s disability • Feel abandoned and undervalued by society Have you … - Lost hope - Forgotten what it feels like to smile or laugh - Lost all sense of who you are - Lost friends and family - Lost your relationship or marriage - Given up your job or financial independence to care for your child - Buried your emotions so deep, you don’t know what you feel anymore It doesn't have to be this way. You are not alone. Hi, my name is Sera and I am so glad you are here. These weekly meetups are designed specifically for YOU to give you practical support and the headspace to find you again. It is also designed to meet other likeminded mothers who totally understand even without speaking a word. To empower and support one another. The only community group focused on YOU as a woman. Each week is a mixture of conversation and learning so every week you take away practical steps and knowledge to start making changes. I know first hand the daily challenges you face and I also know having the right support at the right time makes a world of difference, something I wish I had at the time raising my daughter. As a qualified coach specialising in supporting mothers raising children with Cerebral Palsy, and having raised my 20-year old daughter Dana who was diagnosed with CP when she was 13-months old, I help women to discover a brighter future where they feel supported, valued, healthier, happier and in control of their life again. Feel they have found themselves again Ready to change the way you feel? If you are tired of feeling tired, had enough of feeling like you’ve lost all hope for a happier future, and know it’s time for YOU to have some of the support and help to feel better about life, then I invite you to book your space. See you soon Sera x

Rediscover You - Regain Your Health, Happiness and Identity

Only another mother raising a child with a disability can truly understand how challenging it can feel- from the time we receive the initial diagnosis, struggling to come to terms with this news as our world is turned upside down, through the years of daily battles to give our child the best care and opportunities possible. Let’s be honest, the road can feel long and lonely. Do you… • Feel alone and isolated • Feel angry, wondering “why us” • Feel stuck and trapped, overwhelmed and exhausted by daily responsibilities • Feel like some days you haven’t got anything more to give, perhaps feel like giving up • Feel guilty for finding your child a burden or a chore • Feel like you’re not good enough • Feel anxious and afraid of what the future holds for you and your child • Feel tired, unhappy and often unwell • Turn to food for comfort and make unhealthy choices • Look in the mirror unable to recognise the face staring back at you • Struggle to see beyond your child’s disability • Feel abandoned and undervalued by society Have you … - Lost hope - Forgotten what it feels like to smile or laugh - Lost all sense of who you are - Lost friends and family - Lost your relationship or marriage - Given up your job or financial independence to care for your child - Buried your emotions so deep, you don’t know what you feel anymore It doesn't have to be this way. You are not alone. Hi, my name is Sera and I am so glad you are here. These weekly meetups are designed specifically for YOU to give you practical support and the headspace to find you again. It is also designed to meet other likeminded mothers who totally understand even without speaking a word. To empower and support one another. The only community group focused on YOU as a woman. Each week is a mixture of conversation and learning so every week you take away practical steps and knowledge to start making changes. I know first hand the daily challenges you face and I also know having the right support at the right time makes a world of difference, something I wish I had at the time raising my daughter. As a qualified coach specialising in supporting mothers raising children with Cerebral Palsy, and having raised my 20-year old daughter Dana who was diagnosed with CP when she was 13-months old, I help women to discover a brighter future where they feel supported, valued, healthier, happier and in control of their life again. Feel they have found themselves again Ready to change the way you feel? If you are tired of feeling tired, had enough of feeling like you’ve lost all hope for a happier future, and know it’s time for YOU to have some of the support and help to feel better about life, then I invite you to book your space. See you soon Sera x

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