Mother Zen & Gillian Reid | Gillian Reid
Gillian Reid & Mother Zen is provides integrative psychotherapy combining mindfulness, holistic nutrition and talk therapy. We help women who have experienced maternal mental health challenges have healthy motherhood journeys so they can deeply connect with their babies and rise to their full mother potential.
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holistic maternal mental health


We help women heal from trauma or maternal mental health challenges so that they can deeply connect with their babies and rise to their full potential as a mother.


Becoming and being a mother can be anything but zen-like.

Knowing how to be a good mother does not always feel natural.


When we build on the things that make the body and mind work better, and work with the things that get in the way, finding our own unique nature as a wonderful mother is possible.


Zen is a path to fully awaken to your original nature which is present right here, right now.


We help you awaken your true self and live your mother zen.

A Sacred Synergy 

Too often we focus care on the baby without ensuring the health of the mama. Mother Zen believes that the two go hand in hand as one. Your experience of conception, pregnancy and birth matters. Your postpartum well-being impacts your relationship with baby. We support you in restoring your emotional health because even though you may feel forgotten, you are so important in the most intimate interchange that exists.


Women come to us holding deep experiences and beliefs in their body, minds and hearts. Through a combination of psychotherapy, holistic nutrition, movement and mindfulness, they shift from feeling anxious, stressed and powerless to feeling healthy, worthy and empowered. They experience a greater sense of wellness that flows from them to their child, fosters attachment and helps baby thrive.

Our job is not to deny the story, but to defy the ending—to rise strong, recognize our story, and rumble with the truth until we get to a place where we think, Yes. This is what happened. This is my truth. And I will choose how the story ends.
 Brene Brown, 3x New York Times bestseller, Social Work professor, top 5 most viewed TED talk.

I’m Gillian

I’m a holistic psychotherapist who works with women who have experienced trauma or maternal mental health challenges to have a healthy, holistic motherhood journey so they can be their most present, powerful self for their children. I’m also a mother.


After working in both the physical health and mental health fields, I realized that when people work on themselves from an interconnected mind, body & spirit perspective, they have the most profound, lasting change because it comes from within. 


In world with so many ways to fix what is wrong, we believe that every woman who wants to be a mother, innately is one. She already holds the keys to her own wellness and with support can step into her her fullest state of being.

The beliefs you hold about yourself and the world, your emotions, your memories, and your habits all can influence mental and physical health. These connections between what is going on in your mind and heart, and what is happening in your body, form the foundation of health.

Join the Rise Strong Mama  Community

This group is for women who are mothers, or working on becoming mothers have a healthy, holistic pregnancy, birth & postpartum journey without the past getting in their way. Although these mamas have experienced trauma, they are not defined by their trauma and are rising strong together.


We share daily nutrition, exercise, wellness and motivation tips for mamas, and we talk about the tough stuff. This is a safe place where mamas can be themselves, connect with others who have shared experiences and leave the guilt and judgement at the door.


Also, be the first to know about new events, programs and freebies from Mother Zen.

Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering its a feather bed.
 Terence McKenna