Bio and Qualifications:
Cindy Cranswick is a professional registered Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor, University Lecturer and Author. She holds a Bachelor of Counselling and a Master of Philosophy from the University of Notre. Cindy has a number of years’ experience in Women’s health and wellbeing issues and has a special interest in PNDA (Perinatal Depression and Anxiety). As part of her Master of Philosophy degree she researched “The role and meaning of self-compassion in lives of women who experience perinatal anxiety and or depression”. This research provided evidence that there is a lack of self-compassion in this period that results in emotional and psychological distress for mothers. As a result of the research which was completed in 2017, she has written a book for mothers and those who work with mothers called “Self-compassionate Motherhood”. Cindy presented her research findings at the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Conference which was held on the Gold Coast in 2018.