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Find the balance you need to love your kiddos and yourself.

Mom Rage Reset

A 10-week program for moms who are trying to do it all

Reduce Shame & Guilt

Set Meaningful
Boundaries

Regulate Emotions

Are you burnt out from being “Supermom”?

  • Are you prone to outbursts stemming from pent-up anger and resentment for having little to no time for what makes you you?
  • Do you feel like there's an unfair distribution of domestic and emotional labour within your household, leaving you feeling drained and unsupported?
  • Do you feel lost when it comes to self-care, doubting whether anything could help you find relief from stress and exhaustion?

Women are juggling more responsibilities than ever, often putting themselves at the bottom of the priority list. This consistent sacrifice is leading to an epidemic of unhappy women who feel unappreciated, overwhelmed, and are more prone to “blowing up” at family members.

Let us help you restore balance and make yourself a priority again!

You can’t pour from an empty cup.

Cue the inevitable shame cycle. Burnout shouldn’t be a badge of honour in the “mom club”. Running on no sleep and an endless to-do list with zero time for yourself is unsustainable. It is no wonder you are likely to implode (or explode) in stressful situations. It’s okay to take a step back – showing up for yourself means you can show up at your best for others.

Self-care isn’t selfish — it’s essential.

We can help you go from shame to self-compassion by understanding your unmet needs, setting
boundaries, and finding balance.

If you struggle with:

  • Feeling constantly exhausted and struggling to sleep well
  • A lingering sense of guilt and inadequacy that you can't seem to shake
  • Resentment towards partner – feeling like you're living in different worlds
  • Burnout from daily tasks, responsibilities, and roles
  • Pent up anger and resentment sometimes leading to emotional outbursts

We can help.

You can’t pour from an empty cup.

Cue the inevitable shame cycle. Burnout shouldn’t be a badge of honour in the “mom club”. Running on no sleep and an endless to do list with zero time for yourself is unsustainable. It is no wonder you are likely to implode (or explode) in stressful situations. It’s okay to take a step back–showing up for yourself means you can show up at your best for others.

Self-care isn’t selfish — it’s essential.

We can help you go from shame to self compassion by understanding your unmet needs, setting
boundaries, and finding balance.

"I don't know why I feel so angry all the time"

Has losing your temper hurt your relationships with family, friends, and colleagues? Is anger your go-to state when you are overwhelmed, exhausted, and feel misunderstood? Do you often think: it shouldn’t be this hard to be patient and calm, even when you’re frustrated?

Anger can bring out the worst in us. It often leads us to make decisions that we regret later causing pain to the people we love and care about the most.

If you struggle with:

  • Feeling constantly exhausted and struggling to sleep well
  • A lingering sense of guilt and inadequacy that you can't seem to shake
  • Resentment towards partner – feeling like you're living in different worlds
  • Burnout from daily tasks, responsibilities, and roles
  • Pent up anger and resentment sometimes leading to emotional outbursts
  • Feeling more anger than you should in normal life situations
  • Lashing out at people that didn't cause your anger
  • Using sarcasm as a defence mechanism or a passive aggressive tool
  • Being rude to customer service employees, even when you know better
  • Attempting to calm your intense emotions with unhealthy substances

We can help

Mom Rage Reset

A 10 Week Program for Overwhelmed Moms

For years, Open Space Counselling has been known for our expertise in maternal mental health, and a go-to resource for mothers who want to dig deeper into the emotions, internal conflicts, and patterns that are the undercurrents of their overwhelm.

What’s Included:

  • 10 Multimodal Therapy Sessions
  • Personalized Root Cause Assessment
  • Personal Action Plan
  • Video Modules and Workbook

During this program you will:

  • Learn to manage emotions more effectively, preventing yelling and maintaining emotional balance
  • Gain more dedicated time for self-care and personal rejuvenation
  • Develop communication and boundary setting strategies to strengthen relationships with your partner and children
  • Create a personalized "Real Self-Care" plan to prevent burnout and enhance resilience
  • Access tailored strategies and tools designed to implement the 3 Rs of Mom Rage Remedy: Restoration, Regulation, and Repair
  • Cultivate genuine care and compassion for yourself, even during challenging moments
  • Acquire practical tools for cultivating patience and openness with your child
  • Implement stress reduction strategies to promote overall well-being

An honest, safe, and supportive space to explore the many emotions of motherhood.

PROGRAM FOR OVERWHELMED MOMS

What you can expect from this program

Unchecked mom rage can lead to lasting damage. Children may become scared and develop low self- esteem, while resentment towards partners deepens. Without intervention, mothers risk perpetuating a cycle of anger and shame, unable to effectively communicate or address underlying issues, and ultimately regretting lost moments tainted by rage.

We highly recommend hunkering down for at least 10 sessions with us, and completing suggested video modules and workbook activities. Longer term maintenance sessions available as needed.

We tackle the root causes of mom rage by addressing the impact of sleep and self-care deficits, followed by strategies for regulating emotions when faced with a dysregulated child. By understanding your unique Mom Rage Cycle, we equip you with the self-awareness and practical skills needed to transform destructive anger into constructive action.

We’ll explore identifying and meeting unmet needs, reframing anger as a signal of self-worth, and cultivating self-compassion to combat self-criticism and mom guilt. Through these discussions, you’ll gain insights and practical strategies for self-awareness, learning strategies to meet your own needs, and reframe your thoughts to stop the shame cycle.

We focus on establishing and maintaining boundaries to prioritize self-care effectively, addressing challenges in key relationships that hinder boundary-setting and communication. Learn the tools for meaningful repair, which can not only validate the pain that was caused, but also strengthen trust and foster secure attachment. Finally, we assess progress, integrate learnings, and identify areas for further therapy or self-help to support continued growth and development beyond the program.

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Therapists Available For The Mom Rage Program

Module Overview

If you’re running a deficit in sleep and overstimulated, you will implode (or explode) in stressful situations. We do a deep dive into your 3Ss so that we can find your pain points, and come up with a realistic plan to get you more emotional bandwidth.

The stressors of having a dysregulated child can diminish anyone’s emotional reserve, particularly when you’re a tired mom facing down a prolonged tantrum. When our nervous system is maxed out, it can sneak up from behind and result in burnout, exhaustion and – you guessed it – mom rage! We help you tune into your nervous system and access somatic strategies to ground yourself and co-regulate (even in hot button moments!) so that you can make it through those harrowing mother-child interactions intact.

Mom Rage is a buzzword, but what does it actually look like when it’s happening to you? We will map out your unique Mom Rage Cycle so that you can leverage your self-awareness and access skills to turn your anger into something constructive – rather than destructive.

We are firm believers that behind every bad reaction lies a pretty reasonable need that isn’t being met. We help you identify these unmet needs and look at what internal and external factors might be getting in your way of meeting them. From there we can start to help you take these needs more seriously – and help you strategize on how to bring the major players in your life on board

Anger gets a bad rap, but here’s what you need to know: anger is a sign that something isn’t working for you (it might or might not be the patriarchy). Ignoring the signals of our anger can lead to burnout and rage. And yet, so many women disavow their anger. Are you one of them? We’ll help you figure out why, and help you dig into your healthy anger so that we can learn from it and use it effectively.

Are you excessively hard on yourself? Do you always fall short of your own expectations, and then ruminate on how you could be doing better? Well, join the mom club. We don’t want you to stop thriving and aspiring, but the link between self-criticism and overwhelm is tighter than you might imagine, and we want to give you some breathing space by helping you adopt a more generous, kind and realistic relationship with your struggles. And if the term self-compassion makes you cringe…it won’t by the end of this session.
Real self-care starts with boundaries – but why are the boundaries that honour our own needs so hard to stick to? We help you identify which areas of your life are in need of protecting, and how to stick to the boundaries you set so that you can restore your energy and connect with the parts of yourself that need attention.
By the time this session rolls around, it won’t be the first time we’ve addressed the major players in your village. Have you noticed that it’s sometimes the people with whom we are the closest that we have the hardest time setting boundaries or communicating? Here, we more deeply explore the relationships that seem boundary-resistant and explore beneath the surface to see what might be getting in the way.
Hurting people we love feels just.plain.awful. The alternative to going down a shame spiral is engaging in meaningful repair, which can not only validate the pain that was caused, but also strengthen trust and foster secure attachment.
Integration, wrap up, next steps, identifying areas for further therapy or self-help.

This program is pay per session, and can be paused at any time. To give yourself the best chance of noticing change, we recommend a minimum of 10 sessions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We designed this program to be ten sessions because maternal anger is unique and nuanced, and we believe that the treatment should address the complexities of your situation with sufficient richness and depth. We have seen that when people commit to doing a full length program, accountability, and consistency can lead to better outcomes.

You can opt out of this program at any time. There is no contract obliging you to continue your sessions, and you pay per session, rather than up front due to our industry regulations.

After years and years of treating women who struggle with losing their temper at their children, we have come to identify several major themes that drive mom rage, and we incorporated them into thisprogram so that we can ensure that we address these issues for the best results possible. That said… the relevance and prominence of these themes will vary from client to client (no two mamas are exactly alike!). This is why we have a very thorough assessment and treatment planning process – so that we know what to target and hone in on.

Actually, no! We are experts on maternal mental health, and on the particular stressors placed on modern day moms. We can help you deep dive into your stressors, deepen your self-awareness, and engage more effectively with your family (all of which will ultimately benefit your children).

Absolutely! Anger is a totally normal, human emotion…and let’s be honest: sometimes our kids really poke us where it hurts 😉

We also know that it doesn’t feel good when our anger is expressed as harshness or volatility, and if this happens often enough, it can undermine the safe and trusting relationship that we strive for with our kids. We don’t judge or pathologise you for having anger, and believe me when I tell you that all moms experience rage, sometimes on the inside, sometimes on the outside. Our aim is to help you access self awareness, self-compassion, and evidence-based skills to help you make your anger constructive, rather than harmful.

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How To Get Started

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Note: Due to capacity issues, not all of our counsellors are able to offer free consultations.

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It's time to release the “mom guilt.”

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