#HealingArkansas is the Studio's commitment to helping new moms on their beautiful and difficult journeys. Stephanie is a founding member of the Arkansas branch of Postpartum Support International and currently serves on its board. In support of that mission she offers training workshops for other clinicians and pro-bono groups every month. If you are a mom who has lost a child or a mom who has experienced a difficult birth, please sign up below and meet other women who know what it's like to walk your path.
Maternal Mental Health: A Training to Update Providers on the Latest Research and Best Practices for Moms
This initiative will help The Studio provide free trainings throughout the Central Arkansas area for psychotherapists, doulas, midwives, ObGyns, and community members about maternal mental health. Topics covered will include OCD, Psychosis, Eating Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Anxiety, and Paternal Postpartum Depression, as well as grief and trauma from miscarriage and infant loss.
This is a free group for Moms who have lost their babies from the point of conception through any age. We'll make artsy pinterest projects to commemorate their beautiful little lives. Projects will range from scrapbooking their pictures to creating momento charm bracelets. No art talent or supplies needed, just a willingness to use a hot glue gun. :) We'll speak their names, share your stories, laugh, cry, and support one another in this most difficult path. Love & Loss will be lead by psychotherapist, maternal health specialist, fellow mom and artist Stephanie Johnston, LCSW and held at The Studio in West Little Rock. Seating is limited to 8 so be sure to reserve your ticket in advance.
This is a free group for Moms who have had an awful pregnancy or birth experience. From pre-eclampsia, bed rest, or an unplanned c-section to hysterectomies or simply a difficult hospital experience - you belong here. Tell your story, connect with other moms whose "birth plan" got thrown out the window along with their happy hopes and dreams. Any trauma is enough to come share your experience. We'll make art to commemorate what could have, would have, and should have been. Seating is limited to 8 so be sure to reserve your ticket in advance.