Pondero Newbury – Loving Life in the Middle: How to manage your self-care in the Sandwich Generation

As you approach midlife, you can become increasingly busier because of a growth in your responsibilities to all generations. As your children become older, so do your parents and it’s easy to find yourself with a full diary on top of your work commitments with the hospital and GP appointments and added general responsibilities adding to your family life.

Self-care is an essential part of maintaining your own wellbeing when you’re busy looking after others but can feel like it’s hard to fit in and too much of a luxury to take time for yourself. Added to that, the guilt of thinking about yourself when there is so much to do can mean that self-care becomes something else that gets pushed down the list.

Self-care is not only a good thing to do in life but at this busy time it’s essential to keep you going. I’ll be sharing why self-care often doesn’t happen, why you don’t need to feel guilty taking time for yourself, how to create time for yourself and offer some self-care suggestions to inspire you.

Catherine Evans is a Counsellor and Hypnotherapist based in Reading.  Her background is in nursing and midwifery working in the NHS before training to become a therapist.  She works with a variety of clients and has a special interest in supporting women with their reproductive health including fertility, pregnancy, post birth including birth trauma and the menopause. Catherine has written a book “Loving Life in the Middle: How to care for yourself whilst caring for all the family” and she can be found at http://www.berkshiretherapist.co.uk 



Pondero talks are run in collaboration with The Really Helpful Club.


Oct 12 2022


10:30 am - 12:00 pm




The Honesty Cookery School
The Honesty Cookery School
The Barn at North Sydmonton House, North Sydmonton, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 4UL
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