Beginning in Spring 2018 I will be offering workshops to women preparing to embark on their journeys into motherhood. I will be running a set of workshops entitled Preparing for the Fourth Trimester; Conceiving, Nurturing and Birthing the Mother.
A half day workshop for mothers-to-be in preparing for the fourth trimester.
This half day will focus on preparing for this significant rite of passage and delve into how Chinese Medicine can help guide us in self care at this important time.
I have written this workshop from the point of view of practitioner and mother. I have experienced that this area of support is lacking for women at this key time of life. Following birth there is much (wonderful) emphasis placed on learning how to care for baby and immersing into the world of parenting - yet holding and nurturing women through this deep transition is missing in this culture.
These workshops are an offering to women to reconnect to their maternal roots and for us all to begin to tend to the soil from which the next generation grows.
RITE OF PASSAGE
rite of passageˌrʌɪt əv ˈpasɪdʒ/
phrase of rite
1. a ceremony or event marking an important stage in someone's life, especially birth, the transition from childhood to adulthood, marriage, and death.
"a novel which depicts the state of adolescence and the rites of passage that lead to adulthood"
This workshop will run on Sunday 6th May from 2pm until 6pm.
Cost per place - £50
We will be based in a lovely, light and welcoming therapeutic space in Jericho (further details on booking). Please arrive in time to enjoy a cup of tea and settle in. The afternoon will include tea and some simple nourishing bites.
My intention for this workshop is to offer a space for women to look inwards during pregnancy as they step into the beginning of the journey into motherhood.
To hold space in reflecting on the close of the phase prior to pregnancy (for some - the phase of maidenhood).
To explore the paradigm of Chinese Medicine - its understanding of this time energetically and what it offers to us in understanding care in the post-partum phase.
Begin reflection on the mothering journey to come and how we might be best supported therein.
To offer women a sense of holding, support and guidance at this time of transition to help them best align with their voice within, with their autonomy and with their power.