Anna Mathur is a psychotherapist and the bestselling author of Mind
over Mother. She's passionate about taking therapy out of the
therapy room and sharing her own personal and professional
experiences to support mums through motherhood.
She shares supportive insights on her Instagram (@annamathur) and runs regular 'Mental Health' lives. Anna has appeared on Sky News, Good Morning Britain and BBC Three. She has been featured in Grazia, Stylist and The Telegraph. Her podcast, 'The Therapy Edit', has around a quarter of a million downloads and she has appeared on podcasts including Deliciously Ella, Control Alt Delete, Scummy Mummies, The Midult and Honestly.
'A beautiful and informative companion of a book that'll help keep
you grounded and present in the moments that often feel
overwhelming. I found myself noting uplifting quotes I know will
come in useful as mantras when needed. Anna has always been, and
continues to be, a woman I take so much wisdom from. Her compassion
and guidance for a mother's mental health is invaluable'
'This lovely book offers little gems of support, helping us to be in the moment and reminding us to direct some of our maternal love to ourselves. Anna Mathur's empathy and wise insight makes this an essential read for new mums'
'Like having a reassuring chat with a wise friend, Anna's kind and grounding words provide the perfect companion for new mums making sense of their vast - and at times, conflicting! - feelings'
*Sarah Turner, AKA The Unmumsy Mum*
'A tender, real and uplifting book'
*Suzy Reading, Clinical Psychologist and bestselling author of The Self-Care Revolution*
'This book is going to be a lifeline for new mums. Anna has an incredible gift of offering not only her professional expertise but also love, perspective and compassion - often in just one sentence. This book is a much needed gift to the world'
*Zoe Blaskey, Founder of Motherkind*
'A comforting and reassuring book to help you navigate those tricky early years'
*Helen Thorn, one half of the Scummy Mummies*
'Anna's Little Book of Calm for New Mums feels like such a reassuring and necessary companion for motherhood. Broken down into the feelings and emotions that are sometimes hard to decipher when we're in the throes of parenting, Anna has such a wonderful way of bringing comfort, clarity and insight to many of the overwhelming challenges new mums can find themselves up against. The book is accessible and written with the wisdom of an expert but the love and compassion of a friend, and I think that's what makes it such a valuable resource on the rollercoaster of motherhood'
*Hollie de Cruz, bestselling author of Your Baby, Your Birth and Motherhood Your Way*
'Such a brilliant idea for a book. Anna's punchy chapters are like bite sized pep talks which make it incredibly accessible and unbelievably comforting for overwhelmed new mums. Like getting the most brilliant advice from your wisest and warmest friend. I wish I'd had this book when I had newborn'
*Ellie-Jane Taylor, Actor, Comedian, TV presenter and author of My Child and Other Mistakes*
'Anna's a consistent source of relatable, practical and reassuring advice when it comes to navigating the mental health challenges of motherhood. Packed with soothing words to validate the messy emotions that come with being a mum, along with useful quick tips to help bring calm to the chaos, this book is a gem of support. A must-have for every bookshelf and baby-change bag!'
*Molly Forbes, TV presenter and author of Body Happy Kids*