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  • Writer's pictureMeyleen Velasquez

Helping clients keep it real: Addressing unrealistic expectations with perinatal individuals

Updated: Jun 14, 2021

Many of the clients we see in our practice struggle with setting realistic expectations of themselves.

At times, setting too many goals can result in increased feelings of depression, anxiety, worry, and stress.

Helping clients to assess their time, to create reasonable expectations, and to practice self-compassion is a step in creating an improved sense of wellbeing.

In this video:

Working with perinatal clients

Goal setting

Assessing current tasks

Establishing reasonable goals


Practicing self-compassion


To learn more about self-compassion, check out the work of Dr. Kristine Neff at

Pomodoro technique

**Please note that the information shared in this video is not a substitute for professional training or supervision**

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