Offerings - Mother Zen & Gillian Reid
Mother Zen offers holistic maternal mental health services for women who want to have a healthy pregnancy and postpartum, and develop healthy attachment relationships with their children from a trauma - informed perspective.
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natural mood management

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) has been found to be equally or more effective than medication for anxiety and depression. Nutrition and lifestyle have been proven to play a major role in anxiety and depression.


We put them together for a powerful, holistic approach to your mental wellness.

Braving Wild Motherhood

Braving Wild Motherhood: A Holistic Way Through Anxiety to Presence & Connection is a 10-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR / MBCT), Holistic Nutrition & Self-Compassion online group program for mothers.


Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy is an evidence-based therapeutic modality which reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety, reduces incidence of relapse, improves mood and contributes to an overall sense of well-being. This unique combination of MBCT with other holistic health practices offers mamas a natural, whole approach to mental health, in an intimate group setting from the comfort of your own home.

Individual Online Psychotherapy

These limited availability, 1:1 sessions encompass our holistic Biopsychosocial model of care . We begin with psychotherapy to help you uncover and overcome areas that cause you stress and pain. Mindfulness is taught and practiced throughout to manage the feelings that arise, make meaning, and help you rise resilient. We incorporate nutrition, exercise and lifestyle throughout and customize these sessions to be more or less of whatever feels right for you. Enjoy these online sessions from the comfort of your own home or private space.

Mind-Body Retreats

Walk – and – Talk


Holistic Psychotherapy means supporting the whole person – mind, body and spirit. Science shows that there are both physical and mental health benefits to being active and being in nature so Mother Zen merges these things to provide Mothers with therapeutic sessions outside.


Pack your baby up in the stroller or wrap them up in their carrier and meet Gillian for a guided walk through the forest, ravine or by the lake where you can tune into your senses and practice being in the present moment. These sessions are 75 minutes in length to really gain the benefits of moving in nature, while also being able to talk about what’s on your mind.

Some offerings may be covered by your benefits.

Resilience is most available to people curious about their own line of thinking and behaving.
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Education on the mind-body connection, the physiological impact of stress, what Mindfulness is and how it helps

Therapeutic support to guide you along your path of healing pain, worry, and self-limitations

Guidance with nutrition and lifestyle strategies that support the mind-body connection

Mental exercises to begin the creation of awareness of thoughts, emotions and narratives

Resources, referrals and supportive material to help you along the way



A deeper sense of calm and relaxation than you have felt in a long time

A feeling of freedom from what has been holding you back

Hopefulness for the future & excitement for how things can be different

Empowerment in the realization of the control you have over your thoughts

Inspiration and vision to make changes in all aspects of your life

A deepened understanding and sense of connection to yourself and others

Aspects of your most authentic self

Contact Gillian to discover what service is best for you
Gillian is a registered member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW).  All therapy sessions are online through confidential video software.